Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Good luck Mr. M

My small boy is in his first year of Kindergarten (there are 2 years here, Junior and Senior). He loves it, he loves his teacher the bald (an important fact to the 4 year old) Mr. M. This is also Mr. M's first year teaching, and it's Kindergarten. He struggled a bit at first, you could see his frustration, but he has come a long way and has been having a lot of fun with them. The kids adore him.

On May 2nd we got a note home from school saying that the teacher on Maternity leave was coming back early and that Mr. M was leaving and that his last day would be May 9th. A week. New teacher starting on the 12th to finish the last six weeks of school. I won't go into the moaning and complaining and general discontent this caused with the parents, as those of you with kids can probably well imagine. It turns out that Mrs. S is pregnant again, needs to get her weeks in so she can get her full leave again and because Mr. M is the newbie, he gets shuffled off to go teach grade 3 for 6 weeks.

But this is about knitting right! Since the momment I saw Koolhaas in the Holiday Interweave, I knew I wanted to make it for Mr. M for his end of the year gift. And, I knew it would be the perfect project for my first Malabrigo experience. I found some at the Knitters Frolic in Toronto a few weeks ago, lucky, since I had such short notice of his departure and wouldn't have time to order some.

I started knitting that night. I kind of wish I used the opportunity to learn to cable without a cable needle, but I got into a good rhythm and didn't want to mess it up.

I am so happy with this hat, I loved loved LOVED the Malabrigo. I forgot to take picutres of the hat on my husbands full sized head, so my (not quite) 8 year old agreed to be the hat model for me.

Mr. M liked it too.


tiennie said...

I don't think that's very fair to Mr. M or the kiddos! Actually a bit selfish of Mrs. S. Couldn't she get her weeks in elsewhere?

Anyways, great hat!!

ange said...

That came out fabulous! I wonder if Dave would wear something like that. He likes everything so plain.

Heather said...

Thanks Tiennie. She probably could have, like going to teach the grade three class that Mr. M has gone to since they were being disrupted anyway. But, the law says that if she returns within 52 weeks of the start of her leave, she gets HER job back. It would have been nice if the administration or the teachers union were actually on the side of the kids. But I'm not going to start ranting on you.

Heather said...

Thanks Ange! I was really happy with it.

Jer really liked it, and he likes plain too.