Stitching and sewing

Where I write far more than you ever wanted to know about my knitting, embroidery, crochet and assorted other crafty ventures.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I don't teach until 5:30 tonight, which gives me plenty of time to sit around in my pajamas and knit. I'm actually kind of worried, because at the moment my studio numbers are down significantly. Last spring I had 20 students, in the summer I had 15 (numbers always go down in the summer) and now, as of the first week of lessons, I have 1o or 11. Of course, numbers always go up once the other classes start, and the late starters get around to signing up. But still... nervous. Somebody's got to pay the yarn bill around here, you know what I'm saying? I should probably recruit more aggressively, but I just hate doing that sort of thing. It feels so silly. I guess I could probably take on piano students, but I don't really like teaching piano.

I still have my church job though, which as of late has begun paying more, and it's still high wedding season around here, plus I've been doing an extra mass most weekends, so no worries for awhile. Marc says that I'm the world's biggest worrier, and at some point I should probably get it into my head that I don't only have myself to depend on, but still... it's a hard mental switch to make.

In news of the knitting kind, I finally have a progress picture of Rusted root.
Knitpicks shine sport in green apple.
Size 6 needles.
I'm 16 rounds in.

This is such a fun knit - the lace keeps it interesting, and I adore this yarn color.

I've also made some progress on my Multidirectional scarf

I kind of like that the colors are subtle in this one (Noro silk garden #82.) I'm not pleased with the ridge you get from doing the short rows, but looking at other scarves it appears to be normal. I actually restarted once because I thought I was doing something wrong, so I'm a little behind on this one.

I went thrifting yesterday and bought cookbooks!
I didn't start cooking until a year or two ago, and now I'm totally hooked. I'm not vegetarian, but I do love vegetables far more than meat, so I mostly cook vegetarian dishes or those that are light in meat. I've been drooling over these all afternoon, trying to decide what to try for dinner.


  • At 3:40 AM, Blogger Zia said…

    Hi there... I noticed you haven't posted for a few weeks... what did you end up making for dinner that night? Also, that shade of green you're using for rusted root is adorable!

    Zia :)

  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Duchess said…

    What a great blog. I love all the FO photos a few posts down. Your Clapotis is especially lovely.
    I was wondering what it is that you teach.
    Anyway, thanks for the nice comment on my blog. If you end up making Jane, let me know when you post a picture, I would love to see it.

  • At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your WIPs are coming along very nicely. Rusted Root looks great, can't wait to see the finished product!


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