Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I'm back and in my pajamas!

I just finished a big contract that I've been working on since november. Now I can hopefully say goodbye to headaches and my nervous eye spasms that seem to have crept up on me. I'm not kidding. I need to sleep for a little while. I plan to spend tomorrow at home in my pajamas... you guessed it, knitting! I'm presently knitting a sweater for my nephew. Because he's only 1, and he's tall for his age, and he's the only baby I know, I have no idea what size to knit it. I've actually been carrying the wool for this project with me all over this country , knitting, measuring, and ripping back. I've decided to knit it so that it will be too big (possibly for the next 2 years, who knows!). I figure that my sister can always roll up the sleeves or that it can be passed down to my children. I've been definitely over thinking the measurements.

Since I'm looking at 2 months off starting today (!), I've been lining up my schedule with classes. The first will be a spinning class at Ariadne's . This will be my second time learning how to spin with a drop spindle. i think that I'll really get into it this time. It's a bit trickier than it looks, but once you get the movement down it only takes a bit of practice.

The second class there will be in April and I'm learning how to knit two socks on one circular needle. It's a full day workshop, taught by Kate Gilbert and there's even a lunch included. That sounds very relaxing. Exactly what I need.

I'm also going to be starting a sewing class next week. It is a beginner's course which is great because I need to learn the basic use of my sewing machine, like what the tension knob things are. And I also need to learn how to read a pattern.

There are so many things that I'd really love to do in the next few months: get a sassy haircut, go for a massage, do some volunteer work, spring cleaning (if it ever comes).

I won't speak too much about spring, because I'm not sure if I believe that it will ever come again. It's gonna snow 15cm tonight and they're calling for freezing rain tomorrow. Not good. I wish i was on a beach...knitting.


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