I guess you can say that Spring is definitely here as we've had some very strange weather today! It started off as a lovely sunny morning, so much so that I wore a thick cardigan rather than a coat and had my sunglasses on when I went to do some deliveries this morning. By the time I came home, though, it was trying to snow, but still sunny!
This evening has been cold enough that I was really pleased to have my newly finished hat when I went to my preschool committee meeting this evening. What do you think? It's actually not the one that I showed you here as that one has gone to a new home - this is second hat is the first item I've knitted this year and kept for myself! It's a pattern called Fern Glade that you can find here - as I've knitted 2 in the last month I guess you can say I liked knitting it!
This is my current non-jewellery project - crochet this time, and I'm going to have to be very careful what photos I show you of it as it's a surprise present for a friend who sometimes reads my blog. It's the first time that I've used a variegated yarn, and I never usually use such bright colours, but I really like how it's working out so far. I took this photo a couple of nights ago and it's nearly tripled in size now. If I can take another photo without giving away exactly what it is then I'll show you more another day!
I've got a busy day tomorrow - private tuition in the morning, a magazine project to finish and class preparation to do in the afternoon, and a new class to teach in the evening. You may remember that several weeks ago I hinted that I had two exciting pieces of news (well, exciting to me anyway!). The first was my shop on notonthehighstreet, and I can finally tell you the second - I've just started teaching City and Guilds Jewellery Making as an evening class at a local college. It's a level 3 course, so the students are fairly advanced. I'm taking over the course halfway through, so I'll be teaching the class for a year. I met the group last week, and tomorrow is the first teaching night. I'm really looking forward to teaching a regular silversmithing class, and to showing you some of the examples I make for the course. For now, though, it's off to bed so that I have enough energy for tomorrow!
P.S. The second oxidisation tutorial will be here tomorrow - had hoped to post it on Monday, but I still haven't figured out how to get more hours in the day!