For years, whenever I had to determine my left from my right, I would be transported back to my first grade classroom in Highland Park, Illinois, where Mrs. Kelly, my teacher, had tacked up big cut-out hands, identified with the words "left" and "right," on either side of the chalkboard at the front of the room. I could conjure the image of that chalkboard in an instant, "see" the identified hands and the all-important thumbs, and make my determination. Mrs. Kelly was the most wonderful, most beautiful, most everything first grade teacher there ever was! Oh, I loved her; she set the bar for all who followed and there were few who reached it -- it was fourth grade before there was even a contender!
Mrs. Kelly and the accompanying warm fuzzies came to mind yesterday when Kim suggested that the
boo-boo design element on my sock could be used to identify left from right. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for all so much your kind, encouraging words! That's one of the most terrific things about blogging. I took Cara's advice, also, and cast on the second sock and got a few rows under my belt. Not so sure about trying to duplicate the same "design element" on the second sock; no doubt, it will have one or two unique and unintended features of its own in the end. I had hoped to finish my first blanket square -- only a few rows to go -- but, man, I was beat. I swear, my Jazzercise instructor was trying to bring me to my knees last night! I managed to walk out on my own two feet, thank you! Thank you very much! ; )