School is out for the summer! My little munchkins are happy to have their long, carefree summer vacation ahead of them, but yes .. there have been tears of sadness over saying goodbye to their teachers and friends. I don't know how teachers do it bonding with their kids all year long and then having to say goodbye to them all every year. I'd be a complete blubbery mess for sure. This year both my children were blessed with *stellar* teachers. Really exceptional professionals who taught them well, looked out for them, and really cared. For end-of-year thank you gifts, my munchkins worked hard making little bookmarks, baking cookies, and hand-writing notes to them, but I really wanted to do something extra special for them. I found this pattern for the elegant and versitile Queen Anne's Lace scarf, named after the lacy white flower, and thought. . . perfect!. I asked each boy what color clothes their teacher wore to school often, or if they had a favorite color. Answer to question #1: "maybe dark black?". Answer to question #2: "no idea". So .... new strategy. I took them to the yarn store and asked them to pick out a color their teacher would like. Success! One picked "peacock" and the other picked "plum pudding". Love that name, "plum pudding"!
They turned out even prettier than I had imagined! At one point I rolled one to put it away for the evening and thought .. "hey, that looks like a flower blossom rolled that way! How cute!" Can you see the resemblance?So, I rolled them up for packaging. Of course they didn't stay rolled up all on their own, but a little coordinating ribbon did the trick.
Even with everything else going on I managed to get these done just in the nick of time. Even one day early! Which was good timing because I wasn't sure if I would be in town the very last day of school and was able to walk my munchkins to school and drop them off a day early. Yeah!!