I was born to be a teacher. It's a good thing that I was the eldest of a family of 5 kids, because I had lots of things to teach them all.
What this also means is that I am an insatiable learner as well. I love to learn new things, anything. I love trivia. I love listening to different kinds of music that are unfamiliar to me. I love watching TV channels that I've never seen before. etc. etc. etc.
BUT when I am faced with a steep learning curve and a time component is factored in, I am not the happiest camper in the tent.
I love putting out our monthly newsletter (and those of you who haven't yet signed up for it, you can do so to the right of this page.) but I'm still not overly familiar with the new program that I'm using to get it out. Today as I was putting the finishing touches on the last few sections, I wanted to verify something on the Internet and I went up to the "home" icon at the top of the screen. This did indeed bring me to the Google home page, but much to my horror it also kicked me out of the program where my newsletter was. As we all know, closing a program before saving it causes all your changes and additions to melt into cyberspace. An hour's worth of work, gone...poof.
I suppose that if that's the worst I have to deal with this week, I can suck it up. But my point is that although I hear constantly how patient I am with knitting projects that have gone amok, or with students who are having difficulty grasping a particular knitting technique, there are other areas of my life that leave me with a significant irritation factor.
Anyway, the newsletter is finished and scheduled to go out tonight, and I am free to start planning for our booth at the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials that we will be attending (as craft sellers, not as competitors) next weekend. This is such a great event. 3 days of great fun, the greatest collection of dogs in any given park, great people from all over the world, great food from all over the city, great crafts from all over the county, and lots of time to knit and chat with customers who are passing by.
It's just down Hwy 2 between Kingston and Gananoque, past the Joyceville Rd at Grass Creek Park. Drop by with your lawn chair and we can knit and natter for a bit.
BY THE WAY, you're probably wondering who the kid is in the picture. I DONT KNOW. He's some kid from New Zealand who happens to be modeling this month's featured pattern made of BUTTONS yarn from the Naturally company. I put him there because I wanted to tell you about some of the things that are featured in the newsletter, then I got distracted by my rant about loosing stuff on the computer.
Well, back to the task at hand: I'm so glad to feature this yarn and pattern this month. I loved it so much that we had the sweater made up as a store display. This is one of the nicest yarns we have. Machine washable wool and great kid colours. It took me a while to be convinced of it's desirability as a kid's yarn but now that they have such great adult colours as well, I'm right in there with the rest of the knitting world who loves it. Try it out on this sweater during the month of August and save 15%.