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April 27, 2006
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finish frankenknits column for summer knitty.

[amy's in italy, right? so it's not REALLY due until she's back and catches up with her email.] it's fun. and summery. and if you haven't checked it out, i have a new website devoted to recycling and revamping -- check out frankenknits.com.

perform copy editing and technical editing on a set of patterns.

i've been doing a fair amount of freelance technical editing, or, as my husband calls it, debugging knitting code. it's fun because i get to see things first (nanny nanny boo boo), there's always something inspiring in a collection, and i enjoy crunching the numbers and getting those k2's tog. or i do for 2 or 3 weeks at a time. which is good, because there's usually a deadline about then and i send it back.

re-knit and re-size sweater for Amy Singer's book, No Sheep For You.

it's knit and writ already, but i needed to change the colors and i still need to step out the various sizes. due may 22nd. front's done. back's about halfway. sleeves will go quickly on this one. so i'm right on target.

continue swatching for Big Girls Knits 2.

the sweater has been conceived, i'm just playing with color and yarns. i'm really excited to knit it and work it out. i only wish it were my size! pattern's due september 1.

tech edit a book that shannon okey is in on.

that's summer. june or july maybe.

write fall Frankenknits column.

I already have a theme. I've got a couple projects in mind. So I'm pretty on top of it. But the due date is sooner than I think. See item 1.

write up a syllabus for a fibercraft class for kids.

here in san diego (and i imagine in other cities) they have afterschool enrichment classes at the school. next year, eleanor starts kindergarten and zoe will be in 4th grade. so i could teach a class. indeed, i've had enough inquiries about it, that i'm thinking about getting other teachers at other schools. .

similarly, put together a one-hour teen fibercraft spiel.

over summer, libraries have lots of programs for kids. apparently it's hard to find good things that appeal to the young teen and tween population, so i've been asked if i can do the local library circuit over the summer. a bit of how-to, recommendations on starting a teen knitting and crochet club, and some good books. let me know if you have any particular ideas.

decide whether the above list has space in it for any more projects before fall and if so, what sort.

it's one of those difficult things -- i hate to say no to something that sounds like a good idea, but at the same time, i hate being over-extended more.

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