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Inching closer

In more ways than one. I have  been working on Blithe a lot, and the back is nearly complete!

My tension could be more even, but it’s one of those things I don’t worry about – I knit with one smaller needle when possible, but this baby is knitting up on the smallest needles I own!  I like the pattern in general.  My only gripe is a common one with Kim Hargreaves patterns – the directions are written in a very “row by row” fashion, with no measurements given, which I dislike.  I added a waist decrease set, so I got confused over whether I was knitting to the correct length or not.  I finally figured it out from the armhole depth, but the schematic could definitely use some actual measurements to be useful.

I had a new student today, and hopefully several new students over the next few days.  I have been advertising, and it seems to be working, though of course with private teaching you have a fair amount who either don’t show up for the first lesson or flake out pretty quickly.  I figure I am halfway to my goal number or so.  Today was great – I got to get up, clean the house a little, and teach for 4 hours or so.  I do not find teaching stressful, and I generally like my students… and since I teach both voice and piano I don’t find that it gets repetitive.   When Marc came home he fixed dinner, something he’s going to be doing a fair bit.  He’s such a great cook – look what he made!

Then we walked up to the local coffeeshop, got some decaf to go, and took a really long way getting back, looking at the pretty houses in our neighborhood and being amazed at the number of cats around!  So it was a good day, and one I’m hoping to repeat in the future.  Happy cinco de mayo to everyone!

8 thoughts on “Inching closer

  1. Blithe is coming out great! The fabric looks so soft. I wish I lived in your neck of the woods, I’ve been trying to teach myself to play piano for the last couple of months but I’m finding that having a teacher would probably help a lot. Piano is not the simplest thing to learn on your own.

    Oh, and Marc’s cooking makes me hungry just looking at it. Wonder what yummy dish he’ll come up with next!

  2. I’ve been reading your blog for a few months and I have to pipe in to say I’m so jealous of the speed at which you finish sweaters! Blithe is looking beautiful!

  3. Yum Blithe. Yum food. Me teensy bit jealous. I haven’t been able to knit for a while because I must study accounting and work towards a full time j-o-b. Last night I got to wear my first knitted socks to a birthday party (with ankle pants so they peeked out a bit). Now in love with socks… I love the ones you have done:)

  4. Looks like you had an awesome day. 🙂 I wish my boyfriend enjoyed cooking as much as I do, but maybe it has something to do with our tiny kitchens..

    Looking forward to see Blithe done – I’m going to buy Breeze as soon as I get my first pay check. Maybe I’ll get yarn for Blithe, too!

  5. Ok…not only does that dinner look Deee-lish but it looks healthy too! Do you have a recipe?? That looks wonderful for a spring dinner. Kudos to Marc. 🙂

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