Saturday, October 01, 2016

So No one likes Group Work

 Big big thanks to all my flawed friends who hate group work. 
Thrilled I'm not alone. 
So if we all detest it, why do schools insist on it?
I think the folks who like group work are the ones in the group who let the rest of us do the work. 
I think I could write an article on the value and importance of solitary work!  
Can you  imagine all of us knitting a hat together? 
Pass the needles,  put your own colors in, change the pattern. 
It would be disastrous. 

Speaking of, my appetizers were a complete bomb last night.
I thought they were amazing. 
Crackers with fig jam and brie. 
Interesting taste and savory.
No one tried one...
here's to chips and dip I guess!  

Retired nurse pals Anne and Sandy had dinner with us last night.  Anne is crocheting and explained her elaborate pattern for argyle crochet.  I didnt understand it. Maybe it was the Skinny Girl Margerita listening....
but it struck me as fair isle crochet in a way. 
Took her 6 tries, but its beautiful eh?

Happy Weekend Bloggy Pals. 
Love you all. 


Anonymous said...

Brie and fig jam sounds pretty tasty!

I love those fancy intarsia or fair isle knitting, but I KNOW I would never DO them. Much too fuzzy for this fuzzled brain.

Judy S. said...

Your apps sound interesting! They didn't even try one? I can't imagine doing that kind of crochet as just plain is a challenge for me. At the moment I have a crochet project in time out because it makes my hand hurt.

Betsy said...

I agree with the group thing and have often wondered the same thing about schools. Also why they punish the entire class when one student acts up. Don'5 get me started. Ha!!! That's some beautiful crochet. Very intricate.

Teresa Kasner said...

I'd have tried that hors d'oeurvre! But I like crackers and cheese anyway I can get it. I hope your weekend is wonderful, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Katherine said...

I laughed out loud at the thought of all of us knitting a hat together! Maybe we should try it and see what happens. Your hors d'oeuvres are beautiful. I would have eaten them. I might have left the tops off because they are very pretty with the top cracker removed. But eat them? You bet!! I think you are on to something with the group thing. In all my years I have not seen a single group work together flawlessly--even team sports. There are always a couple of trouble makers. I have occasionally been one of them.

Araignee said...

Mmmm....figs and brie. That's my kind of munchie. I eat fig jam every morning on toast.
That crochet is amazing but it gives me a headache just thinking about it.

Mereknits said...

Well that appetizer sounds yummy. As for the crochet, it is beautiful but looks like loads of work.

KSD said...

I would "assign" group work once each quarter (or semester) to generate discussion on why we don't like group work.

Vera said...

I love figs (fresh or jam) and brie. Sounds like your knitty frinds would have gobbled them up! The crochet looks hard and I think it would give me a headache, but it is pretty. Group/team work - yuck. And I detest all the "team building" BS...thank goodness not much of that now where I work.

Stefanie Ng said...

I must try fig jam. Figs aren't something I really eat. And brie, me and the girls are all over it; husband can't; that cream kills his tummy. There is always someone who doesn't do his share in group work, but you have to admit that's like real life and what kids will encounter in the real world. My SF knitting group worked on a lacy scarf for a woman we would always see at Nordstrom Cafe. I didn't have time so couldn't participate but they did it and she loved it.

Caffeine Girl said...

I would have eaten ALL your appetizers! They look and sound amazing.
Let me chip in on group work. I hate it! We are doing a group project in one of my classes at school, and a girl completely flipped out this past week. Called me a "Bitch Ho!" when I asked her to put her phone away. Security had to call for back up to get her out. She ended up screaming at the whole class before security got her out of the room.

Gracie Saylor said...

Hi Kathy b it's just me catching up with you. Hoping your tailbone heals rapidly, admiring your: knitting, Zach, your new headboard and your friend's crochet. Although I am avoiding grains and dairy, I can remember when I wasn't and I can imagine that your crackers figs and brie were yummy. My daughter who is working on her MA in Nursing Informatics is definitely not keen on group projects online or face to face! Happy Weekend! xx

Delighted Hands said...

It is beautiful crochet and the colors are spot-on-October!

Tired Teacher said...

Your friend's crochet is amazing and beautiful. I had no idea that type of crochet existed.

Group work is rarely successful because it's so frustrating for the more advanced students to stop and wait for others. It's a nightmare for teachers to stand back and watch the group dynamics, but the standards require group collaboration, soooo. . .

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