March 09, 2004

Minor progress

Both these projects aren’t exactly motoring along, and they produce rather boring pictures, but I’ve still decided to inflict progress shots on you. It really doesn’t help that they’re both cream-coloured and therefore not very visually exciting. Still, here’s the beginning of the back of the aran:


And here’s the first few inches of the Shapely Tee. If you look closely I think you can see the curve in the hem formed by the short rows.


I should have put in a cute picture of Tigger, just to enliven things, but unfortunately I’m writing this entry from school, and though I remembered to upload the pictures of the sweaters before I left home this morning, I didn’t think about adding a Tigger picture. Sorry!

Tonight I give my class its first real test — one which will, unfortunately, be a pain in the behind to mark. I do have teaching assistants, but it’s still not going to be fun. If only I was willing to compromise my principles and go with all mutiple choice, all the time! So much simpler to mark…

Then I get to introduce the Aeneid. Woohoo! The danger here is that I’m going to have way, way more to say than a) I have time for and b) is appropriate for this level. Sigh. Still, very pleasant to be paid to talk about Virgil!

I am currently holding my office hour, and so far the only students who have dropped by were one woman who won’t be writing the test (for a legitimate reason) and another who wanted me to sign a sheet affirming that she has never come to class regularly so that she can drop it (after the official drop date). I feel so fulfilled in my role as educator…

Right. That’s all for now — back to work!

Posted by Aven at March 9, 2004 10:35 AM

I liike the pictures — both projects are great!

You DON’T get paid for teaching Virgil, andmore than I get paid for teaching Chaucer and Medieval Drama.

You get paid for grading papers and going to the damn meetings.

The class time is the perk.

Posted by: Anne at March 10, 2004 08:01 AM

I suppose you’re right — but as a grad student I don’t have to go to those meetings; unfortunately, that’s reflected in the pay! Still, I do enjoy the teaching very, very much. Especially when I get to go on and on about my favourite authors!

Posted by: Aven at March 10, 2004 10:25 PM