It seems that my former employer (CVS/Caremark) has decided that I do exist after all and allowed me access to the 2009 W2 online. Geez! A major portion of yesterday was spent doing taxes and job applications with a a bit of knitting, ravelrying and other frivolity thrown in.
Whatever shall I do with my tax return? Either buy a different used car or throw enough new parts in the 17 year old one to keep it running another year; buy a laptop for school; pay off some bills; and… decided to finally start working on The Knitting Guild Association’s courses. I’m still researching which course would be the best starting point for the current skill level. Right now, I’m thinking Professional Finishing Techniques or Master Level I but have a week or so to fully decide. Thank goodness there is a Ravelry Group to help me out on this adventure! As some have noticed, I’m not really a joiner… well, that is… I’m not a ‘group’ participant type person. However, I’m working on it. Really!
Anyway, here is the course description:
TECHNIQUES (HAND KNITTING)
Four Lesson Course by Dixie Berryman. Garment “finishing”
is the mark of a good knitter and a quality garment. Learn
scores of hints and tips while you work with a number of
finishing techniques. Subjects include: smooth shoulder
seams, side seams, sleeves, neck finishes and edges for
cardigans. Requirements to complete the course include
worked samples and a successfully knitted and finished
cardigan. A sweater is required for critique in Lesson Four,
based on the requirements described in Lesson One.
This will be fairly involved, challenging and, hopefully, increase my skill level substationally. However, several people have taken Professional Finishing between Level I and Level II which seems to also be a logical progression.
Oh, and the other thing that I may be able to squeeze out of tax money is a sewing machine. I’ve been without one long enough now.