I think I’m going to try to make it downstairs today, just for the change of scenery and maybe to watch a movie with Andy.
As I’ve discussed earlier, my mind wants to be fully well TODAY, but my body disagrees with that plan and insists on a few extra months.
I’ll be happy to blog about the how my knitting is going every week or so, point out highlights and address issues that folks may be having. It will be a nice change of pace on the blog from “Ow, I hurt.” or “Ish, I’m tired!”
If you’ve never knit lace, this may be easy enough to get you going. There IS a cable in it, and I’ll be happy to discuss my technique for cabling without a cable needle. The lace work is simple and very repetitive, and once you get the first repeat you SHOULD be able to read your work and memorize the lace. Or not. I don’t like to put expectations on folks for their personal knits, I just hope this will be simple enough to be fun, and challenging enough to be interesting.
We could treat this as a casual, online class. I’ll post tutorials as I can, and you guys can share info with each other if you want.
Step Outs for Entrelac
There is a lot of planning, writing scripts, and working up “Step Outs” (step by step samples of the project to be covered in the class) I enjoy this kind of work. It’s perfect for a Virgo, a chance to try to organize what could be a chaotic TV shoot into comprehensible steps.
This weekend I had moments when I was absolutely overwhelmed with exhaustion and pain, which is why the opportunity to sleep in today, rest in bed while I write a blog post, and just sit in the sun and knit are moments to be treasured. And I do. I’m a lucky woman.
The classes were mixed skill level, we had very new knitters, and very experienced knitters. I LOVE these mixed classes, but they can be very draining, like spinning plates, with each one turning at a different speed.
So I’m blaming AARP for my first ‘spell’, as my mother would say. Apparently the tradeoff for those great discounts are lightheadedness and dizziness. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
It’s been six weeks today since the arrival of Shingles in my life. I’ve been in such a fog that some days it feels as though I’ve had Shingles forever.
I’m taking the past two exceptional weekends of teaching as a sign that things are looking up, and no one can convince me otherwise!
The Olds Fiber Week is small, not a huge extravaganza, but the folks here are PASSIONATE about spinning, weaving, dyeing and – perhaps with a foot in the door this year – knitting #FiberWeek
What an amazing 5 days at Interweave Knitting Lab! I do love this show – I’ve been at every one so far, and I always find the students intelligent, involved and eager to learn! I’ve learned to bring extra material for each of my IK classes because the chances are that I’ll need it! Six…
If you’re in the San Francisco area, consider coming out to San Mateo for an amazing knit event! Many of my classes are just about filled, but a few are still open (Sunday classes have spots left) and I’d love to see you!