Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Well, That Didn't Go as Planned

Apparently children get election day off from school. Because, you know, they need the whole day to vote. (I understand that a lot of schools are used as polling stations and you don't really want to have sinister citizens--the kind who vote--hanging around schools where children are attempting to learn.)

At any rate, the teens didn't show up at the library today.

I was able to have a dry run with the librarian. I chose perforated paper because it's easier to hold, and that worked the way I planned, but the pattern makes it difficult to secure the threads (a lot of vertical lines). I think a waste knot might be a good approach. I also might mark a place for them to start, because even when I said half an inch in, I still had to show where.

With extra time, I'll be able to finish both patterns so the students will be able to see their choices.

We had scheduled a second session for finishing, but we're going to use that as our first session. Expect to hear (and see) more in two weeks.


ArchangelDecker said...

Bummer that they didn't show up! :(

Alice said...

Lol on the sinister voting citizens! It's too bad you had yourself all psyched up to go and no one turned up, but you will be extra ready when it comes right down to it.

Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks, you two. I'm sure everything will go well next week (11/16).