Tejo. Tejo mucho.
A mi' me gusta tejer.
Can you tell that I'm still taking my spanish class? Can you tell I don't know how to make blogger put an accent mark over the i in mi?
This week I had my first exam in Spanish I ... there's nothing like preparing for an exam to help you realize how much you don't know! This class has definitely been challenging for me. I'd love to know how it compares to other Spanish I college classes. My teacher really expects us to comprehend and to be able to use the language already. This expectation means that I've learned alot in just 5 weeks. But... and there's always a but isn't there ... it also means I often feel totally incompetent.
Our focus has definitely been on *using* the language, whether spoken or written. This means that we have to use lots of vocabulary we haven't learned yet. Now this is what trips me up, how can you use parts of the language you don't know yet. My teacher says just go with it, don't get slowed down by the parts you don't know. Me... well I'm a detail person. Telling me not to worry about the details is like... well... like asking me to become a new person. Laugh. I'm doing my best to hang in there but I am being challenged.
But the good news is I have definitely learned more in the past 5 weeks that I'd learned in my adult classes. But boy oh boy do I still have A LOT left to learn. I think even if I kept up this pace it would take me at least 10 years to get confident in what I was doing. Laugh ... wonder if I can keep it up that long?!
So I leave you with my red doctor's bag photos to show that I do like to knit and that, at least sometimes, I do knit alot. Now that my exam is over, perhaps I'll even knit a bit more. Watching that herringbone pattern develop over the fabric sure is fun.
Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!