Thanks for all the comments on the last blog post. I suppose that that is a battle I will just have to fight periodically, but I don't have to like it.
I worked at Camas Creek Yarn on Saturday. I really do enjoy my days working there. So many times as a designer I am working in a vacuum, so it's good for me to get out and see what kinds of things knitters want to make, which of my designs are the most popular and why, etc. And I love to see all the new yarns. Bonnie, who usually works with me, is great fun and I enjoy working with her.
However, when I get home at the end of the day I am just exhausted. It's the same kind of exhaustion I feel at the end of a day of teaching knitting. (I feel it at the end of a day of subbing, too, although interacting with little kids doesn't drain me nearly as much as interacting with adults does.) I know the limits of my ability to be an extrovert. I can turn it on for limited periods of time, and then I need to go back to my house and be by myself for a while. Thank goodness the husband is the same way. He doesn't think it's weird for me to sit, knitting, and not say anything for a couple of hours.
(I'd like to think we communicate telepathically.)
A couple of skeins of this came home with me on Saturday:
It's Helen Hamann Luxury™ Alpaca yarn. The color I got is called Pearly Pink—no surprise, really, because for some reason, the pale pink yarns all were speaking to me that day. This yarn is destined to be a cowl, I think. I played around with "unventing" a stitch pattern last night. This yarn has been selling really well at Camas Creek.
I am off to get a haircut this morning. I am about two months overdue, but I just haven't been able to shoehorn an appointment into my schedule. And tonight is my cast-on and bind-off class. I've got all my class samples knitted and the handouts ready to go. All I need now is a group of interested students! I am teaching a toe-up sock class next Saturday afternoon. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not a big sock knitter, but no one else really wanted to teach this class and there was a fair demand for it. I offered to do it. So this week's knitting will consist of making toe-up sock samples.