May 14, 2005


Two pieces of good news:

First, I am going to teach a beginning knitting class for teen-agers, this coming August! I'm excited. I've wanted to teach knitting classes, but, since my store is an online one, I've been a little at loose ends about how to go about it in terms of location, advertising for classes, and so forth. Well, some things have come together, and I'm going to teach this class to teens through the county library! I hope this is the first of many more teaching opportunities.

Second, it's long been a goal for Two Swans Yarns to carry the Rowan magazines. (Not just any ol' yarn store can carry Rowan magazines -- you have to meet certain threshold requirements.) I just got the good news the other day, that Two Swans now qualifies to carry the magazines!!! I'm thrilled to finally meet this goal. I believe I'll start with this fall's Fall/Winter issue . . . unless I hear a clamoring here in the comments to get in the current Spring/Summer issue.

Today Allegra and I are going on a dog walk, to raise money for charity. (Lady is a herding dog, not good on a leash, so she'll be staying home and keeping the other animals around here -- especially Cappuccino the cat -- in line.) Perhaps this is the day I can learn to walk and knit at the same time.

Posted by Karen at May 14, 2005 10:30 AM

My Sasha was a herding dog (Aust. Shep.) who wasn't good on a leash. I used to call her my verger -- she always had to walk before me to clear the way and to keep order.
Congrats on the Rowan stuff!

Posted by: Janice in GA at May 14, 2005 10:16 PM

That's all great news!

Posted by: Anne at May 15, 2005 12:15 AM

i hope that you were successful on the walking and knitting thing. i love being able to do both at the same time.

Posted by: marti at May 15, 2005 04:03 AM

The Dog Walk was actually a charity fund-raiser that a neighbor girl was participating in. It took place at a local park, where laps were laid out, 3 miles long. You were supposed to sponsor a dog for so many laps. Allegra did want to walk the course and see what the dogs were like, and not just pledge money -- and I could use the exercise, so I walked the course with her. As things turned out, Allegra walked the neighbor girl's 4-month-old German Shepherd puppy! So Allegra ended up with a dog, after all, even if our Lady wasn't a participant. (And the neighbor girl had her own, full-grown, German Shepherd to walk, too.) The weather was perfect -- about 70 degrees, slightly overcast/slightly sunny, and the park had a lovely, remote, woodsy feel even while being right next to a highway.

Janice -- you know the experience, I'm sure. Lady would have tried to herd every dog that was smaller than she is! That cute little beagle, and that beautiful little Sheltie -- !! And probably been submissive to every one that is larger. Very frustrating to walk on a leash.

And Marti, I managed to leave the house without a knitting project at all! Egads. Thought my knitting bag was in the car, but it wasn't. So the knitting-while-walking thing remains something I have to learn. Maybe you can give me a lesson at Green Lake (my *favorite* place to walk) one of these days?!

Posted by: Karen at May 15, 2005 04:20 AM

Congrats on qualifying for the Rowan Mag, Karen! That's great news. And good luck on the Level II vest!


Posted by: kim at May 16, 2005 05:48 AM

I might be teaching a short summer course at Northwest - 2 weeks, 1 1/2 hours a day. I'm excited and nervous. Maybe we could compare notes?

Posted by: Patti at June 2, 2005 11:45 PM

Patti -- I'll be happy to compare notes! And even share lesson plans.

Posted by: Karen at June 3, 2005 05:23 AM