I figured - I really don't want to know the details, but I agreed. It's weird how I always felt "ready" to do this more often than I've been doing so - which was always just one or two classes per semester. The job started less than a week later and since then I've been playing catch up with "life" since I had no materials to begin with. The teaching gig is two nights a week and they're the first nights that I'm away from my little 9-month old munchkin - who ended up having a crash course on "How to Sleep Without Mommy Around".
Interestingly I assumed I'd be needing to supplement my slow massage practice (with only a 1 to 2-day a week availability schedule your client list gets pretty limited) with some other form of income and so a few weeks ago I went ahead and bought lots of yarn so I could knit and crochet some scarves for my Etsy store. Now I barely have time...be careful what you ask for, right?
Anyway, some nights I still drag out the spinning wheel that's inside the bedroom and, in light of having a very mobile 9-month old - always stored in its proper upright non-used state (a 10-year old Ashford Joy) - spin only in the dark of night. That's usually around midnight to 1 am. The other night I just finished one bobbin of luscious roving from Abbi of High Prairie Fiber.
This is a single that I spun from one of Abbi's batts - although this one was spun on my Fricke ST-160 - a 4 ounce bat all fits into 1 bobbin and I love that!
Some nights I knit. I did get to finish this really cute neck warmer a few weeks ago and just now got to forward the image that's been sitting in my phone all that time to my mac:
Interestingly even though my time is so lacking when it comes to knitting and spinning, I still find fiber and yarn cropping up in the most unexpected of places - my front door, usually in a postal box, from the outside world! Don't you just wonder how that happens?
And as if I wasn't already drowning in fiber and yarns and spinning wheels, I found a new yarn store close to my massage studio! It's called Dabble Studios and it's really small but comfy-homey - and it's got Noro and some other yarns that I like! They also do quilting and even jewelry classes. It's owned by a mother and daughter team and I'll be sure to check out their stuff on a regular basis. I got myself some Hiya Hiya needles for the first time and two balls of Perfection from Kraemer Yarns.
Well, it's about 1 am and it's time the mommy gets back to bed to cuddle with the wee one. The days that I teach are the longest days I am away from him since I leave him with his grandparents before noon so I can see my private clients, and don't get to see him till he's in bed after 10 pm (yes, it's a very long day!). Thank goodness it only happens twice a week (which is twice a week too many, let me tell you!). The rest of the week...well, he's all mine!
Before I let you go, here he is checking on my spinning progress one balmy afternoon!
Are you done yet?