The Fair-Isle glove class ended this week. For the last 3 weeks, 6 students and I have been exploring the colourful world of Fair-isle and some of the possible ways to combine colours! It has been a wonderful adventure.
Teaching is the ultimate in learning for me right now. Each time I teach, I learn from the students and the questions they ask. This time I learned about colours.
When working with colours I get to explore colour combinations that are outside of my box and discover variations that I had never considered. Education is always a two way street! As I helped Martha find the colours for her mittens I discovered the colours for my third pair of mittens/gloves – Peat Mittens. As I piled the colours from the bin on the counter – there they were just sitting out on the counter piled one on top of the other.
We have just returned from our second walk of the day – a short one. The rain had stopped and we just buzzed down to the beach to take advantage of the rain stopping. It was pouring this morning when we walked. Windy and blowing and with snow mixed into the rain. Kind of depressing.
This afternoon the wind was blowing, it was still cold, but the moisture in the air was sea-water and the walk was wonderful. Very invigorating.
Now I am inside, it is getting dark and the day is quieting; I am sipping some Eggnog Tea from “Steeped”, a gift from a friend. It is very good. It is in my Christmas Elf Mug, a gift from a friend last year. I feel very secure and happy at the moment! surrounded by “friends” and knitting.