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It's been a productive 24 hours or so.

Yesterday was one of Wolfie's days to go in to work at 11 (he stays till 8 so they can call debtors on the West Coast), so I had the car for a little longer in the morning. I try to get all my errands run on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for that very reason.

So yesterday morning, I went to Staples and got three 1" 3-ring binders and a package of sheet protectors (I knit like 2" on a pair of Fuzzy Feet while sitting in the parking lot listening to the radio, waiting for them to open!), then zipped down Broadway to Kinko's to copy the handouts for Schola this weekend. They have a nifty new system where you just insert your debit card into a machine hooked up to the copier and away you go -- less work for the staff, I guess. I couldn't figure out how to tell it to make multiple copies, though, so I just kept re-feeding my originals.

When I finished making the copies, I went home and stuffed them into page protectors, then started weighing out the roving I had left from what I ordered before. Either they gave me extra, or I had more than 2 pounds, because I was able to weigh out 8 bags of roving at 4oz each (which is a *lot* of roving to be getting at a beginner class, let me tell you!) and empty the box. Plus I have 3 pounds of the same stuff sitting at my parents' house! More fiber for meeeeeeee! (And can I just say here that I love my little kitchen scale. I can see that it's going to come in very handy for my fiberly pursuits.)

When I finished that task, I repacked the fiber into the box it came in and packed the spindles in around them. I tucked in my little roundnose pliers, in case I need to tweak a spindle hook, and put my handouts in a big envelope. Then I got my samples together -- I'm going to have quite the show and tell! I have Romney, Shetland, BFL in fine and medium grades (the students will be spinning medium BFL), merino, angora, and soy silk, and I have at least a little finished yarn in merino, fine and medium BFL, Colonial, Corriedale, Romney, Shetland, and soy silk (what a bitch THAT was to ply!). I think that this is going to be one of my best classes ever.

And then tonight, after I got my work done, I sorted through my knitting patterns, put them in page protectors, and into the binders. I already have one binder full and another halfway!It's really kinda cool, but definitely points out the fact that I need to get my workroom cleaned out and organized, so that I can use it. I need storage, dammit!

i feel: productive productive

2 trips or shoot the rapids
runningwave From: runningwave Date: October 10th, 2003 06:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
I went to an SCA Schola to learn how to spin wool a few years ago. I decided not to join SCA, ultimately, but I really enjoyed that day. I am a medium-to-advanced knitter. I do know how to make cables and use color patterns, but have never attempted anything more complex than a dress by Kaffe Fasset with cables and colors that is only about 4" done and has been sitting there for several years because my dissertation happened. Can't wait to be done with my dissertation and have more time and brainpower to knit complex patterns again.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 10th, 2003 07:03 am (UTC) (base camp)


Happy Belated Birthday! Good luck on the organization efforts--I struggle with this myself.

Brooks (http://bruxknits.motime.com)

2 trips or shoot the rapids