Like The Queen
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003  

Heh Heh! I had no idea how easily one could use a blog to get revenge! I've been remembering how I came up with the name of this blog: "Like the Queen". I was taking a seminar at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA from 2 professors in the psychology department - who shall remain unnamed but oooo what revenge I'd have if I could only remember their names. They were
very unctuous and arrogant and one of them, the department head, in fact, refused to remember my name. And so I told him, "My name is BESS. Like the queen". At which point, he would have failed me, but it was a pass/fail course and all I had to do was show up.

You will be pleased to know that I never did ask him if he had always been threatened by verbal women or if he was just dealing with being short.

*smirk here*

And I will do something about adding pictures and eliminating the ads here when it is not so darn cold.

Now time for some important stuff:

My knitting classes begin in February. 3 of 'em.

There will be an ordinary "learn to knit" class for adults which I have taught enough times that all I've done to prepare was to order the supplies. In 4 weeks we will knit a watch cap with a stranded color pattern in it. Everybody gets a circular needle and 2 skeins of wool. Yep yep - I'm a wool pusher.

There will be a bi-weekly "My First Sweater" class for advanced beginners. Most of them graduates of my beginner's class. Based on the EPS (Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System) sweater or else on her basic drop shoulder sweater; student's choice. I'll be knitting Sigvaldi from Best of Lopi (hmmmm wonder if that man comes with the kit?) but out of Carodan Farm's wool which knits up at a slightly smaller gauge.

Why not knit along with my class? I'll be posting about it regularly.

The final class is the coolest -it's a children's class and I've been making up the prototypes for the projects. Lots of inexpensive acrylic
yarns, but all interesting and at least soft to touch, if a bit plastic-ey. I'm trying to keep the materials down cheap enough for these kids to buy their own supplies and stay within their allowances. Home made needles, yarn bought from Smiley's, and Koolaid dyeing.

hmmm. gotta learn how to work with blogging tools, but I'll certainly try to get photos and links up soon.

God what an ego trip this all is!

posted by Bess | 6:52 AM