Monday, January 05, 2009

Is It a Bakery Yet?


As usual, it seems like this vacation just zoomed by although this one seemed a little longer than normal because we weren't traveling as we so often do. As I told some of my friends at work today. I don't want to work, but if I have to, I have a pretty nice job. The only bad thing is that my department head is still crazy, which I never anticipated when she got the position last year. She's never shown any interest in curruculum development at all, so I thought for sure that she would have settled down by now with the orders from on high. Department chairs are not administrators at our school, so she has no business dictating curruculum, especially to other veteran teachers. I didn't go into teaching to mindlessly follow someone else, especially someone who thinks that the problem with English classes is that we don't teach like they did in 1975. I love working as a team, but start bossing me around and it torques me off, and then I'm not too fun to be around. This has had nothing to do with knitting other than I'm glad that I have it to help get my mind off of it once I get home. I don't agonize over my students and how they act. It's their "job" to be immature and unmotivated. I accept that it's part of my job to get them to work inspite of themselves, but I hate when other adults make teaching a pain.

I can't remember how long ago it was that I decided I was going to knit my nieces a "bakery." I've been half-heartedly working on it throughout the fall. I think my original plan was to finish it for Christmas. Now I'm not sure that I really know what constitutes a bakery. I've had fun knitting the doughnuts, but they're getting old, and I'm not crazy about the cupcakes that I knit last spring. They seem a little too "mammary." (LOL) I did splurge and buy a really cute tart pattern on ravelry. I also knit a slice of cherry pie, but Kai said it looked like a tumor. I kind of agreed with him, so I frogged it, and I'm trying one more time. I think I'll call it quits once I finish the slice of pie to my satisfaction.

Personal note: Karen, I was so excited to get your comment. I love your mom and thought your dad was such a wonderful person. I'm a little intimidated having you read my blog though because you're an artist, and I'm a...a crafter. I still remember a drawing of a quilt you did for your mom. It seems like it was the friendship pattern, but I didn't know that back then.

12 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Looks like a bakery to me. It's all really cute!

Willow said...

Yep, it's a real bakery now!

Tracy said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you & yours all the best in 2009--much love, happiness, peace...and knit creativity! :o) So very good to see you back here and hear your news. And the new bakery in swing looks delicious--such fun! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Hege said...

Cute and sure it's a bakery :)

a simple yarn said...

Lovely, all of them. They'll be a hit, I'm sure!

TheBlackSheep said...

I was wondering what was up with all of the baked goods. Thought maybe you were on a diet and expressing yourself through knitting instead of through dreams of cupcakes. :P

Happy New Year and good luck with the teaching.

Knittings Nice! said...

Happy New Year....am so loving your bakery...what a wonderful idea....such cute cupcakes. I'm still knitting away and been doing some crochet as well....I just need to sort piccys out.

Anonymous said...

Just knit me a big fat fritter will ya?? KIDDING....

Love the bakery, and the "cup"cake reference amuses me.

Happy New Years!!!

XO
Ann/Lincoln

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute little bakery! I feel your pain -- I don't want to work, but since I do, I'm lucky to have a good job. And hey! You have my Hadley pottery. Or I have your Hadley pottery!!! Have you ever been to the factory?

Artyme said...

Oh my goodness! Your knitting and your writing are amazing pieces of art. AND...your Karoline Knits is one of the best blogs I have ever seen...beautifully put together. Mom finally figured out how to get "here" and spent half a day reading the archives. She loves it too. Looking forward to what's next. I am impressed that you "get things finished" AND teach. I am a hopeless "non-finisher." Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Wow - that is an incredible idea. What fun little projects! Sorry about your boss at work - sometimes power goes to a person's head, and they think they can change the world because all the other residents have it wrong.

JayJay said...

I think the bakery idea is really fun! I may steal it from you. ;) They all look really cute to me and other than cookies, brownies, and bread (which would probably not look as cute knitted), I think you've covered the bakery staples.

I hope the situation with your chair is resolved soon. How long before a new one is elected. ;)