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February 19, 2009

You are planning a wedding and building a career.  I’ve had quite the crazy last few months including opening up my own violin studio/school in downtown Eugene.

The Eugene Suzuki Music Academy opened up in January and has been going strong.  My students have been liking the move, and I’ve gotten several new students as well.  Right now it’s just me teaching there, but I’m hoping to expand within the first 3 years.  It’s been great to have my own space, handle the business end of teaching, and having control over my own schedule again.  You can find more pictures of my studio here.

Of course I’ve also been busy spinning and knitting.  I’ve started my wedding shawl, and am about halfway through the knitting.  I have about 1200 yards of yarn, and I think I’ll be needing to spin a little more.

The yarn is 50/50 merino silk.  It was a lot of fun to spin, except for the silk wanting to get everywhere.  I found little bunched up bits of fiber all over for quite awhile after I was done spinning.  I ordered some more fiber, so I can spin up some more, but I’m hoping I don’t need to much.  What I really want to do is dye my left over fiber for another fun project!

Knitting white is pretty scary.  This is not a travel project!  It stays at home, as far away from coffee, wine, and animals as possible.

Now, I’m not going to say I’m back to blogging, and I’m not going to set any number of posts per month.  I do feel like things are settling a little right now, but you never know when things are going to pick up again.  I do know I have tons of blog fodder, I need this space to be here when I’m ready to post more regularly, or to do the occasional post when I feel like it.  I have realized that I need the blog for my own documentation of my knitting, food, garden and home.  I miss the inspiration that I get from using this space and reading other blogs, and I miss using it regularly and I’m sure at some point I will be sharing often again.

I however do not miss the constant feeling of “keeping up with the Joneses” knitting community.  The strange feeling of competition, and showing off recent purchases.  The chum feeding of yarn, and feeling inadequate with what you’re currently doing.  The need to have the hardest, prettiest, most commented on projects.  I’m hoping that by having this break from blogging, I will be able to distance myself from that mentality, and that type of blogging.

Stepping away from my blog has definitely given me a chance to examine why I want to (or don’t want to) pursue this and why it’s important to me.  I’m looking forward to a renewed outlook, and hopefully renewed inspiration.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2009 5:04 pm

    Congrats on the new place! That’s so very cool, and best of luck!
    Also, that shawl is gorgeous. When is the wedding?

  2. Rachel permalink
    February 19, 2009 8:54 pm

    Wow! That’s intense! Congratulations on the new business! I’m trying to convince a friend to take lessons from you!

  3. February 20, 2009 12:20 am

    The best thing about RSS feeds to me is that it doesn’t matter how long you go between blog posts, they always show up in my reader when you publish them [so it’s not like I have to keep clicking in to see if there’s new content].

  4. February 25, 2009 4:38 pm

    I agree with bonnie… yay on the school! i wish you much happiness and good things. i agree with the “joneses” feeling too… i know it must seem i have a parade of FO every wednesday but some of ’em are from quite a while ago. good luck with the lace!! wearing a white wedding dress was scary enough… i’m still in amazement that nothing spilled on me that evening.

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