I feel like I've gotten my life back, now that my gifted class is over. I presented my final project on Tuesday night, emailed my last assignment on Wednesday, and I've been practically floating on air since then. It's amazing how much pressure I felt during the past two months. It feels like a truck has finally moved off of my chest! Tomorrow is my last work day before spring break and it's only a half day without students, so basically I'm done. I'm planning to finish painting the kitchen, catch up on some de-cluttering, and maybe sewing some curtains for the sunroom before I leave town on Tuesday to visit Meredith. Or not.
I'm also thinking about learning a new skill. This project by PurlBee is so gorgeous, that I think I'm going to have to try to learn the brioche stitch. Oddly, the link doesn't show it in the pink color that caught my eye. Anyway, if anyone knows of a great resource for this skill, please let me know.
Yarn bombing sighting Saturday, after meeting Melissa for coffee and a sandwich in Ghent.
It's in front of a newly opened shop that is only selling handcrafted goods. I asked the shop person who did it, and she told me that someone had donated a bunch of scarves, so they wrapped them around the tree. Great way to get attention! I had to support that, so I bought a ring for Melissa and some recycled cotton "yarn" from them. It's unplyed cotton, so I'm using it double stranded and trying it as a dishcloth.
It's not easy to work with, and the colors are looking a bit Christmasy, but it will probably be a serviceable dishcloth, albeit a little pricey. Damning with faint praise. I probably should have tried weaving with it, but as I don't have a loom, it didn't seem like an option. Or at least it wasn't, until I bought the online craft magazine, CraftSanity, which has directions for making your own loom! I've been going a little PayPal crazy this week, probably in lieu of having actual crafting time. In addition to buying the magazine, I also bought the patterns for Spring Garden Tee, and Simple Yet Effective Shawl.
Hoping to upload some photos this weekend and get back to posting more frequently. Meanwhile, have a Fun Friday!