Happy Birthday Dear Patrick
I took a few days off the needles. No Cloverleaf socks, Flower Power Poncho, Charlotte Shawl or anything like that. Friday was Patrick's birthday, and he had the weekend off, so I hung out with him. He really enjoys the fact that I knit and crochet, and he's very tolerant of the yarn all over the place and the needles, but I did feel I needed a small break.
I started back again Monday, and I'm almost done with my first Cloverleaf Sock. It's a great pattern, and I'm happy with the sock, and I really don't plan to take so long with the second sock.
Teacher, Teacher Pts III and IV
I have my presentation on pattern reading for my local knitting guild tomorrow night. Thanks to all of you who offered suggestions and encouragement. I'm ready, and I hope to do a good job.
Read about this a couple of weeks ago. Click on the graphic below for more information.
I'm also going to teach a crocheting class at my LYS soon. Funny, I'm used to teaching teens to crochet, so this will be my first experience in teaching adults.
Teacher, Teacher Pt V or Husband School
This morning, before going to work, I was working on my Cloverleaf sock and explaining what I plan to do for my presentation tomorrow to Patrick. I explained the entire cloverleaf rib patern to him, and he had a great understanding of the pattern and how to read it.
Then he told me he wants to learn to knit.
I have mixed feeling about this. Patrick is very artistic and creative. He draws, paints, gardens, and cooks. He's very curious and picks up on things fast when he wants to, and he reads many of my kniting magazines and books.
So what's the problem?
I suppose the problem is me. I'm a little bit afraid that he'll become a better knitter than me. Check out this article in the Spring Issue of Knitty.
What do you think? I know, I should get over it and teach him.
Pick "Em and Read
I finished The Secret Life of Bees and The Migration of Ghosts, two books that I enjoyed.
In fact, I went back to the Books A Million Bargain Bin and found the book I'm currently reading, On Pilgrimage by Jennifer Lash. I found out today that she is the mother of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes. I find that funny because I stopped by the library this afternoon and rented the Ralph Fiennes/Julianne Moore movie The End of the Affair before I knew this.
The book deals with her pilgrimage through France and Spain after she found out she has cancer. I'm neither Catholic nor particularly religous, but I find her observations engrossing.
I'm having a lot of fun just picking books out of the bin.
Patrick says that I'm being unduly influenced by other women on the web because I normally read non-fiction and watch docementaries and science programs.
Off to finish the sock and watch Stage 10 of the Tour de France.