Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome, Spring

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring.  It almost feels like it, too.  Almost.  It felt like it until I left my jacket somewhere and realized it a little too late.

I've been ridiculously scatterbrained recently.  I can call it baby brain, but it's probably just busy-brain.  I am getting close to the point of doing too much, which I tend to do from time to time.  I don't do it on purpose, I just get so caught up in doing stuff that I start to realize I need to finish things as well.  So when my friend, Elizabeth, asked if I'd be interested in teaching a finishing course at her new knitting school (and yarn shop), it was kind of hard not to laugh. 

Of course, I knew she meant finishing as it relates to projects, such as weaving in ends, blocking, seaming, etc.  But the thought of me teaching "finishing" was still momentarily a pretty funny one.  Don't get me wrong, I'm good at blocking, weaving ends, seaming, etc.  There are tips and tricks that make your project look so much prettier (like blocking all the pieces of your sweater before seaming, and then blocking the seam when you're done to get a much crisper seam).  But finishing?  I need to do a little more of it myself so it is much less ironic when I teach it.

And that brings me to something completely new.  I'm very excited to announce Fireball Knits has opened it's doors as a knitting school (that also sells yarn).  I will be listed among other instructors.  Mostly, I believe I'll be teaching knitting, spinning (especially drop spindling), and some crochet.  And I'll be designing for them.  I'm currently working on a special project, which should be ready by the summer.

The whole thing is very exciting.  I will try blog more.  I may not.  Being pregnant is apparently very hard work.  Don't get me wrong, I am happy to be pregnant, but growing a person is pretty demanding, so forgive me if I blog a little less.

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