Saturday, November 6, 2010

Finishing things, starting things

I finished the shawl, which makes me happy.

I love the way it looks like watermelon. I love the fact that I calculated correctly and used up nearly all my wool. It's still unblocked because I ordered some blocking wires two weeks ago from Brisbane and they haven't arrived yet. i know I need to follow that up, but I keep presuming they will arrive soon. On Friday I got home, and discovered one of those exciting blue notices from the post office. I hopped back on my bike, got to the post office and, when the lovely post office lady gave me my package, was actually disappointed that it was from Interweave! The contents did not disappoint though, Abby Frankenmont's drafting video. Abby taught me to spin on a spindle and I liked the video, it reinforced that what I am doing on the wheel is alright. And that's what I have been doing today, spinning for my Owls jumper. I had to stop for a break though. It turns out that spinning on the wheel and running use the same muscles on the backs of the legs, and mine are rather tired from a sprint session in the park yesterday. I'm also meant to be preparing a presentation - I have to teach a class for half an hour on any topic, so on Thursday I am going to attempt to teach 18 police to knit. I'll let you know how it goes.

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