I just posted, after the fact, my blog entries for August 12 & 13 (the last two days in Chicago), and August 15 (the Folk Festival in East Lansing). I was very behind on my writing since I had been traveling and working for the last week. I dated the entries for the date they happened, rather than when I wrote them, to keep them in the right order.
Today I drove and drove and drove, about 4 hours around Michigan (approximately Lansing to Flint to Pontiac to Flint to Lansing). I had to pick up things I needed for the next week or so in my fiber/teaching business, particularly items for my classes at Michigan Fiber Festival. Fortunately, traffic was not bad, as it had been on the Chicago trip. I was warned to stay away from I-75 and I did, and all was well.
I ended my workday with a dinner at Emils (a combination of work and pleasure), with Sharon P of Knitknacks, Lili, and Marlene C who stopped by for a moment. These are three of my four students in my ColorJoy Stole class. I am preparing to teach this again in Allegan at the Michigan Fiber Festival this Friday. I was tweaking the pattern, trying to make it as clear and understandable as possible. They have been just great with suggestions and input, and I have really appreciated that.
Marlene and Sharon are loaning me their precious stoles so that I can take them to the festival as examples of other student works. I’m very grateful and will guard these with my life! Pictures soon… Lili has already been pictured here in her stole, and perhaps Sharon has also if I remember right. I’ve already posted so much today, and processed so many photos in the last couple of days, that I will save these photos for later.
By the way, a couple of weeks ago there were 10 people in my stole class at Allegan with a maximum available seats of 15. Yesterday the website showed that the class was not yet full (my polymer class has been full for weeks). They are calling it something like “Knitting with Novelty Yarns” if you are interested. It is a full day on Friday… that is just a few days from now.
Who all is going to Allegan? Shall we meet up somewhere???