Last week started off with my birthday … of which I’ve already written … and then I had a spectacular week with volleyball (3 days of games … incl one batch at Catie’s old high school, Seton in Manassas) where we won all the games. We also did tons of things SLA-ish (with the impending Spirit Week looming … and HoCo right behind).
But the best thing of the week: a renaissance of knitting … and teaching knitting … and talking about knitting!
The annual Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival and Sheep Dog Trials was this weekend – Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, I was scheduled for a 3-hour class all about how and when to use increases and decreases. Surprisingly, I FILLED the three hours, taking a quick 10-minute break … and still had more I could have told my students. What a blast to be back in the teaching-saddle again!
On Sunday, Maggie & Catie came with me as I was scheduled for demo’ing knitting, including “stump the chump” as the knitting help-desk operator. We had such a great time, touching base with dear Jane Hammond, owner and cashmere-breeder extraordinaire of Spring Gate Farm in Barboursville. She was having a fabulous weekend and even had to order more patterns from me to re-stock before heading to Rhinebeck. A great weekend all ’round!
And this week sees us Spirit Weeking … volleyballing … homecoming chaperoning …
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P.S. Looks like we might have a buyer for our house … so scrambling to find a townhouse closer to work/school to cut back on the commute that, last week, was averaging 90minutes EACH way (a couple of trips over TWO hours). Too much wasted time … better spent knitting, yes???? Prayers would be MUCH appreciated!