I am a creature of habit in my schedule. Each week looks pretty much like the next and I like it that way because it helps me know what I can and can’t do without having to constantly consult my calendar. What changes is what happens within that structure, and that is what I like. Structure that doesn’t seem like it is structure.
Last quarter I agreed to take three classes at FIDM on the same day because student schedules already had a class in the slot on Tuesday evening I usually use for extra classes. Now, beginning Thursday, I
have to do a class am scheduled to teach a class on Thursday in addition to my two Wednesday classes. I’m totally bummed because this throws my schedule into a complete turmoil. It also means that I need to go downtown twice, which adds on a commute (and might I mention that this is in spite of the fact that FIDM did not give raises for the second year in a row, despite my getting stellar reviews).
If you are wondering why you might care, I just want to gently shift expectations for the next ten weeks. I have managed to get 12 blog posts published since I have been on break from teaching, and although I don’t intend to take an extended absence as I did earlier in the year, I may not get more than one post a week up while I have this extra teaching day on the schedule.
The countdown to TNNA is also approaching. I leave in 22 days. I will co-teach a class on grading and sizing, do my fashion show stint, and see what’s new in the yarn world. I will also catch up with Wendy who is coming down from Pittsburg.
I have made negligible progress on my outside-in square scarf, but have found a name for it: Point Roberts. Read this piece, it is so interesting! Point Roberts now measures 6″ from the beginning (unblocked). I’m approximately halfway through, down to 70 sts on each side, and not working on it is the only thing keeping me from finishing it! Don’t worry, I’m working on other pressing knitting. Tuesday we will likely watch Cosmos, so I think I’ll work on Point Roberts and see if I can get to 60 sts/side (10 rounds).