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Archive for October 11th, 2007

Trying to Get Organized

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

lucyandme25.jpgI’m very creative. I’m not very organized. I love the idea of organization but I’m sadly lacking in the focus it takes to accomplish it. Today I have one full day to pack and then tomorrow I leave. For two festivals in 12 days.

I not only have to pack clothing, I have to plan food for 12 days since I can’t eat in restaurants much. I have to pack yarn and my computer/camera/palm device/cell phone. I have to have handouts for my students. I have to have polymer clay and other items for that class since knitters typically do not have polymer in their stash and do not know what to buy if they go to the store before class.

And I sit here not knowing what to do first. I have been doing laundry for a few days and I have a lot of food already in a bag. But that’s not enough food for 12 days! The B&B at Rhinebeck will feed me oatmeal each day so that is handled. I can cook a bit at my sis in law’s in DC when I’m at Stitches. I can eat sashimi at a Japanese place or a bit of Indian or African food, and I can eat salad. I get tired of paying for lettuce at a restaurant, though. Boring!

lucyneatbyfeet.jpgBut I may not blog for a while this next 12 days. I do not know when I will get online or not. Meanwhile, please visit Lucy Neatby’s site. I adore Lucy. I saw her last this past spring(?) when she was in Old Town thanks to the Boyz at Threadbear. (Actually, I also saw her in Columbus briefly at TNNA in June.)

Lucy is a brilliant technician and a wonderful colorist/artist with yarn. She is also, thankfully, a wonderful teacher. She has a good number of excellent DVDs for all sorts of knitting techniques, which are so great! You can play them over and over until you get it, and if you forget you can go back and see it again. She is a good explainer with a great sense of humor (she always talks about a “happy and contented knit stitch).

On Lucy’s site, Tradewind Knitwear Designs, she has a “Techniques and Hints” section that is worth its weight in gold. If you find yourself visiting my blog on a day I have not posted, please consider visiting Lucy and learning a technique or two.

Photos today are of Lucy and me (and Lucy’s shoes) the day I studied double-knitting with her in Lansing early this year.

I will close with a quote from Lucy (found on one of her techniques pages):

Organization and I are not best acquainted. I fully expected a lightning strike as I wrote the word, but so far so good.

And now, if you will excuse me, the suitcases are beckoning.