I guess it was a blessing in disguise when Barbara, the current preschool owner, asked me to stay away from the site this week, so that she may have it for closure. thursday is their last day, and I can totally understand. But I did have some panic moments of, "How am I going to get it all done???" Most of my work is there, not here at home.
So yesterday morning I worked on curriculum for a few hours and then began stash digging. it has been far too long since I have knitted. And so many babies for which to knit. I began this sweater for a colleagues baby due next month:
I'm using a silk blend that I had purchased for a ribbed shawl for myself. The yarn is Natural Silk Aran by Classic Yarns, in color 462 (a beautiful light green with very subtle colored specks). Of course, this was the shawl that the shop owner's daughter was wearing so they only had 5 skeins. I bought them and never went back to buy more. Soon I realized that this shawl would cost me somewhere in the millions to make, so I put it aside. But now, if I frog the minimal beginning of the shawl (one and one-half skeins to do this portion, at $10.00 per skein),
then I will have the 300 yards it takes to make the smallest size sweater. I probably wouldn't have been able to match the dye lot anyway, right?
So I'm home again. Like riding a bike. I'm knitting away and as happy as can be. I have a couple of hours this morning then I have work to do. I think I'll walk down to the Barking Dog and have some coffee while I work on the sweater. I'm getting to know the folks in there. My new coffee place, I guess, because it's right on the way to my school. Oh! And...I took my bike into be overhauled and it is ready today....I just have to pick out the basket I want them to put on. Wait until you see my Ruby Morning bicycle. Oh Lordy, I can just see myself, someday I'm going to be a crazy old lady; the kind who walks around the five and dime with lipstick all over her face.