Not My Week
While helping to plan for improved rural mental health services today, I was able to knit some more on the Ruffled Shawl, and have set aside part of Saturday for some further progress as well. It is now somewhere around the 250-stitch mark, with 322 total before finishing off with the ruffles, and I am really liking it! My copy of Knitting Workshop arrived, so that I could begin to ponder designs for my Anniversary Pi Shawl if I weren't so busy admiring the watercolors and pencil sketches and biographical photos and stories from Elizabeth Zimmerman's prolific and artistic life ... what an inspiration! Eventually (and it better be soon, as cast on date is Jan 22nd!) I will settle down and plan out my shawl.
My spinning guild newsletter also arrived in today's mail, and the guild will be presenting a two-day intermediate to advanced knitting class taught by designer Joan Schrouder; unfortunately, its a Tues-Wed class, and I will be working. The problem with not having had either job long enough to earn any leave time.....
At least I have Spinning Saturday to look forward to, as well as hobnobbing with filmgoers at the soon-to-be-world-famous Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in downtown Nevada City this weekend. I don't have the time to spend viewing the films (at least not if I want to hang out with the spinners and knit:), but am going to try to fit in Saturday morning cartoons! If you live nearby, there is probably still half a chance of getting tickets, but Internet ticket sales are already closed, and many of the time slots sold out last year. You heard it here first.