Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yarn Along - Homeschooling and Superior Socks

So, I'm only into the 4th week of homeschooling my seven year old and already I'm thinking of changing our curriculum.  Did/does this happen to any you?  Sam has been very resistant to the Waldorf based lessons and after attending our MHA Homeschooling Conference I'm seeing that there are many, many other ways of teaching that might suit Sam better.  Individualized teaching is a major perk to home educating right?  I've started by reading this simple book called The Three R's by Harriet Beechick.  I like it, but it's a little loose for me.  I'm realizing I like lessons spelled out a bit more with flexibility for sure and Sam likes games, modeling and anything active.  We're going to head out to the only homeschool bookstore in the state, Heppner's Books, this afternoon and see what they can help us find that might be a good fit for both of us.

Knitting wise I am still working on the socks I started from our trip to Lake Superior.  I decided to step it up a bit and get them finished (usually I just keep them in my purse to fill in any down time out and about) as it is getting noticeably cooler here.  I just used Wendy D. Johnson's Gusset Heel Basic Sock pattern and added a knit three purl one rib to it.  I'm pleased and can't wait to wear them.

Joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along.


  1. What great socks! I love the yarn and how the color changes a bit. It is getting to be sock wearing weather soon enough.

  2. If it's any comfort, I'm HSing my 7th grader and just purchased something new to use for history. And yes, I've HS'ed him since Kindergarten. It's always okay to change your mind.

    1. Thank Amey. It's comforting to hear from HSing pros like yourself that it's ok to change your mind. For some reason I feel bad about not using that curriculum anymore, even though Sam is much happier with what we're doing now. Weird.