My work had a 'cabin fever' event yesterday where you got to select from a bunch of 'classes' and then select 10AM or 2PM for a 1 hour time slot to attend. On the company time! I do love how this company thinks of their employees well being.
There were a lot of things to select from... I should have attended the decluttering one .... but in the end it was a toss up for me of Yoga, Mediterranean cooking or knitting. I went with knitting.... and it got me to pull out the sheep pillow project for Aidan that has been sitting and sitting and waiting for way too long. I don't feel right finishing up Emily's crochet project until I make progress on his.
The class had an array of levels and I took the time while listening to some great tips to untangle all the yarn from the bag. I knit one row... then remembered one part is knit and one is pearl. I did not realize that knitting in a round is different from knitting on straight needles where you turn the work! It was a lightbulb moment for me. I got stuck on the pattern part with multiple colors involved. The lead had asked questions and compiled a list of Youtube video's she had found for the different levels of questions with some free pattern links. When I was watching one on color changes, I noticed one on the side said Intarsia. When I reread the pattern.... it said Intarsia! I never clued in that it was a type of knitting. I watched the video at lunch and low and behold, now I have a clue how to do those sheep! I have that gap in between with the bit I had done before so I think I will try and pull out the knitting up to that point - wish me luck on that one - and start it again and see if I can do better. Aidan was happy when I told him on the way home that I think I figured out how to do it now. Emily of course piped up with - can you finish my blanket now too Mom!
Thursday is my day off from work.... so after I post this I will head out to the garden to weed and see if I can get something produced from it this year. I think everything has popped up now. I also need to move the buckets of things in there to protect them from the chickens, and replant the herb seeds.