Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The First Grade

My oldest starts the first grade tomorrow morning. For Waldorf kids, this is marked by The Rose Ceremony. N will be given a rose and then escorted across a bridge and under an arbor by a 5th or 6th grader. She will then join her classmates on the other side. The teacher will tell an incredible story -- I can't remember the exact storyline but it makes me cry like you wouldn't believe and symbolizes the launching of the first graders on their tremendous inner and outer journey. N's adventure further away from my arms ... sigh.

So I knit her a little handtowel to remind her of home during school.


She picked out the house pattern and you can just make out the "N" at the top. It's knit with Hemp For Knitting AllHemp6 in Lilac. I knit it on US5s. The house pattern is from The Dishcloth Boutique.

I hope to have a hat to show you soon (in Noro) that looks like this right now ...



And this gorgeous Claudia's Handpainted is going to become a pair of socks ...


I have frogged one of the Fetching and will do the other when I have the strength. Maybe after R has her first day of preschool -- wow! That will be a bit difficult I think ...


Mo? Liz? How did the first days of school go?

6 comments:

Liz K. said...

N's handtowel is just so very thoughtful. She has one very special mom. I am getting a little verklempt just thinking about the ceremony and her passage into kid-hood. I remember you bringing her home in a snowstorm...a little bundle of fuzzy love...

School has gone well, and Rosebud continues to be bursting with excitement every morning in anticipation of kindergarten that day. Call me at some point and we'll chat.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

The Rose Ceremony sounds very special. And a knit handtowel? What a great thought.

Does your Claudia's smell wonderful? I bought some and it has the most beautiful smell. I haven't used it yet because it's "scenting" my yarn collection.

Ann said...

Yes! The Claudia's DOES smell incredible!

Dorothy said...

I love the way your school treats the steps that children take on their way adulthood. It sounds like a really special day for them.

Beautiful handtowel.

jane said...

That is the sweetest story and the handtowel is such a good idea! Jane

Mo said...

We've almost made it through the first week and she already seems more grown up. She loves it, and I'm still a little sad.