I know I should be thinking about the work we did on assessment last week. Or planning for the next parent coffee. Or writing a newsletter. Or making sure everyone has been filling out their time sheets so I can report to the payroll department.
But really, all I am thinking about is yarn. There is a new pile of yarn in my basket. I have wound one skein into a ball. I am ready to cast on 107 stitches. I can’t wait to hear the clicking of my needles as I begin to stitch this sweater. I have done my homework; read the pattern through, made a swatch to check my gauge, looked up instructions on making a knitted buttonhole, practiced the pattern for the lace sections. I am ready. But I don’t want to rush this. I want to linger over each step. And I am hoping that I will be going forward, knitting on to the needles, not unwinding missed stitches. But if I have to make a few starts, it won’t be the end of the world. I hear we have a cold winter in store so there will be plenty of time for a new sweater. And maybe I can ponder those pressing work questions as I sit and stitch.