Stitching Status: Finding My Rhythm

I always tell people when they start teaching that the first semester is always the hardest. You’re planning as you go and always doing a ton of prep work. Since I’ve been teaching for four years already I didn’t think about this as being my first semester but it is! I’ve got two new classes that I’ve been working on every single week and I’m exhausted!
Hence the pic of my sleepy pups and pretty yarn. But I’m exhausted in a good way. On the knitting front I’m definitely still chugging along.
I put my Tecumseh body on hold and am working on the sleeves. I want to add another repeat of the pattern with a grey and white yarn (I know not a part of the rainbow but…) I want to make it a longer pullover. I just need to know I’ve got enough yarn. Surprisingly, I knit this entire piece so far with just one skein of Miss Babs Yowza! It’s why I love those huge skeins, I don’t have a ton of ends to weave in. I’m sure I’ll have enough for the sleeves and more length but I just want to be sure.
And Cher seems totally okay snuggling up to my Tecumseh. I can’t wait to finish Jellybean’s version so I can start of Cher’s too!

8 Replies to “Stitching Status: Finding My Rhythm”

  1. Hi, One of things I quickly learned about you is that I love how you have not lost, in all you do, “the student” within you. I was blessed with the most wonderful teachers/educators throughout my formal education. They all (well, almost all) brought with them the facet of learning themselves. That’s you Sweetie!!!!! Now…how to get more restful sleep….hummmm:)

    1. Awww thank you. I love to learn so I’m always trying to give my students the best experience.

  2. I hear you! I’m like, “What?! It’s October already?!” I’m definitely not in my teaching groove quite yet, but I’m getting some solid knitting done while my students have workshops! It’s almost like getting paid to knit… (don’t let the administration know – hah!)

    1. I knit when they take quizzes and I’ve been taking the metro to work so I get a solid 30 minutes in the morning and evening to knit too. But man this semester is moving too fast.

  3. I think we’re all feeling like time is moving at lightning speed, but at least you’re getting it (knitting) in! 🙂 And gray and white in your rainbow tecumsah, hmmmm? It’s another one of DWJ’s ‘must see’ to appreciate 😉

  4. You knit beautifully. I would love to try the Tecumseh sweater. Where can I find the pattern?

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