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Archive for November 3rd, 2006

Pie, Pie, Pie

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

The new November MagKnits online knitting magazine has the coolest: A pattern for a knitted slice of blueberry pie, complete with lattice crust. Very cool.

Once I tried to make a polymer clay piece of pie but I did not like the results so I never finished. Pie is definitely an artform, food or not.

A Blue Sweater

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Deb Robson has a great story on her blog (The Independent Stitch), dated October 31, 2006. It’s about a sweater she knit over 30 years ago, and still wears regularly.

I found the story interesting and well written. Perhaps it is no surprise that she writes about much more than a sweater and the yarn she chose, it touches on relationship as well. Maybe you would like to read it, too.

I Want to Go to Madison

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is having this exhibit in their Design Gallery:

New School Knitting: The Influence of Elizabeth Zimmermann and Schoolhouse Press

October 27 – December 17, 2006

I have written of my fondness for Madison, Wisconsin before. Brian and I spent a few days of our honeymoon there, and we were there just this summer after the Susan Hensel Design Gallery opening where I first showed my knitted self-portrait.

I love it when galleries and/or museums honor knitting as the artform it can be. Madison is a long drive, but I can get there in one day. I wonder if I can see this show before it ends…

No Wonder…

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

I just got a glimpse of my calendar page for this week, on my computer screen.

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No wonder I’m a bit overwhelmed with my schedule. What a mess. To be fair, some of the blocks that look double-booked are where one thing cancelled and another was scheduled in its place. And the Sunday 1pm class was rescheduled, so I think I get to wake up slowly that day.

However, every block represents something scheduled, almost all of them I did do or will be doing. It makes me tired to look at it.

The blocks of scheduled time include two community education departments, three yarn shops, a private knitting student (at her home), work I do for Altu’s restaurant, my dyeing business, delivering products to shops. Not shown are trips to the Post Office for mailing out orders I receive via the internet. There are five personal things on this calendar; lunch with Altu, a family gathering, an allergy shot and two music gatherings that we may or may not be able to work out (both overlap other appointments).

I also notice that most days I don’t schedule lunch. I do get breakfast… I’m really big on breakfast, and Brian and I eat dinner together almost every night. However, only Thursday (when I schedule a lunch date with Altu) is a day when i actually plan time for lunch. I do usually get something to eat midday, but not always.

Why is it that when we are so close to the answer, we can not see? I guess I just plain am human. And I’m passionate about so much! It’s hard to say no.

Terese asked me today if I’m so busy because it is this time of the year. The answer is yes, in good part. August does not have six classes in a week. I’m lucky to have any classes in a week during hot summertime. I’m grateful for the work, but it does make scheduling a challenge.

I am definitely looking forward to the Thanksgiving weekend, when nobody wants to take classes. I hope to get out my knitting machine and see if I remember how to use it. I haven’t had it out since last December, I think.