Friday, January 4, 2013
Thoughts and Ponderings
The past few days have been quite busy around here. My daughter goes back to her apartment tomorrow. I tidied up the Christmas decorations and rearranged some books. I still have grand plans of thinning out the books upstairs. I believe I have books in every single room in this house! I kind of like that, makes me feel like the scholarly type :)
I have pulled a long term knitting project out to work on which is this shawl. It becomes twice the knitting for me because the lace section cannot be committed to memory (I'm slipping!). So I knit what I think is the pattern and then I unknit and start again. When a project sits neglected for weeks, there are dire consequences. As much as I love to knit, I hate to unknit and reknit.
Don't you love my project bag? My sister made it. When I was visiting her during Thanksgiving, I went through her fabric stash and picked out some fabrics. She said "that is not what you want" and then chose the above while shopping. I love that about her, she knows what I want :) The ipad cover was one of my Christmas gifts--I am so loved! I'm trying my best to get her to open an Etsy shop, but I have a feeling it will be a sister effort. Any tips? Recommendations?
Now for a bit of exciting news. I will be teaching some knitting classes at a local quilt/knit shop in town starting later this month. It is such an exciting opportunity for me and that is why you have seen some small projects being whipped up since mid December. I've been knitting samples for display at the shop. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of knitting and meeting new people in my area. This opportunity gently fell into place right before the new year, so it was meant to be. I am SO excited about this :D
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
edited to add links to the projects on the right: cold mountain shawl and fetching mitts which I wore yesterday while out and about :)