As I have mentioned I will be teaching again next year. I am not sure exactly what yet, but it will be some combo of high school math and computer science.
So I have set up a few challenges for myself.
First, I need a working wardrobe. I have a few of my staples, but really there is not much there after a year and a half out of the classroom. So I am trying to knit through my stash to a new wardrobe. I figure with a few good white blouses and some basic pants, I can add knitted vests and cardigans to round things out until I can really afford to go shop.
Second, I'd like to try to sell some of my patterns. So I am trying to figure out a cover letter, and have been ordering lots of balls of yarn to play with. I am really hoping to get this started.
Which brings me to frogging. I have all this snappy pumpkin colored wool, that I originally bought to make a vest.
Then I discovered Top down knitting, so I figured "A plain v-neck pumpkin sweater! I need that". Maybe someone else would need that.
I got about two inches past the armpits...BORING!! When I tried it on it fit great, looked fine, but I kept thinking "why bother!"
So now I am back to the vest idea, with maybe a rounded scoop neck. Some type of texture, like a chevron, or fancy seed stitch.
And shaping. Anything to give the illusion of a waist.
Obviously all of this is distracting me from blogging. The girls keep finding me sitting and muttering in my knitting chair covered on a pile of yarn. I actually have nothing on the needles right now, and no obvious next project.
It's fun just to play for a bit.