It’s been a pretty rotten summer. Jorah’s been out of town since May and I’ve just had one health problem after another. I did have some pretty sweet vacations, but there have been issues at work because I missed so much time, and then I had to miss more time because I’ve been so sick. Things are starting to pull themselves back together, but I’ve been marveling a little at just how much can go wrong.
Things are starting to look up now though, and now that one good thing has happened (I got a promotion!) more good things are starting to follow. For one thing, look what came in the mail today:
And why haven’t I been showing the blog knitting content? Because I’ve been speed-knitting the sweater for the Beginning Knitting: The Sweater class at Lakeside this fall. Yes, the fall class schedule came out and I am all over it! I’m probably going to get a few Scarf classes, which I do like to teach, but I’m glad to be mixing it up a little. Honestly, the sweater is almost finished, so I’m not going to bother photographing its pieces. The front and back are complete and I’ve just got about 5 inches or so left to do on the sleeves. I’ll photo it after it’s blocked.
Aside from the Sweater class I’ve got a class called Lizard Ridge, based on a beautiful afghan that was in the Fall 2006 Knitty. (Don’t worry Knitty, participants have to go to knitty.com to download directions! Not like Knitty reads this blog!) Lizard Ridge is all about short rows and knitting backwards. Here’s the one I knitted a few years ago for a friend’s wedding:
And then in November, I’m teaching a class called Leaving Patterns Behind. It’s going to be all about my way of approaching patterns, and how to alter them for size and yarn choice. The last part is going to be about writing patterns yourself. So folks, if you like the Bleeding Heart Raglan or the Henly Hoodie, come to Leaving Patterns Behind.
So you see, it never rains but it pours. Much of this summer has been about the bad, but now things are starting to look up, and oddly, just as bad things were happening one after the other, now good things are too. Example: Jorah returns on Saturday night!