Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bauhaus and Bartending

It's been a busy fall around here. For all of us. Ann Weaver, freelance copyeditor; Weaverknits; and Louise are all in high demand, which is great for paying bills and keeping life interesting, but not so great for keeping up with friends, knitters, and even my own designs. In an attempt to fill this lacuna, I'll be writing a series of posts, each of which will feature a new design and a new adventure.

First up: the Bauhaus Cardigan, which was just published in Knitting Architecture:

Here's the photo of the Bauhaus school in Dessau that inspired the design:

It's not often that a project that isn't self-published so closely matches my vision, so I'm particularly proud of this foray into more mainstream knitting publication.

And my latest adventure: I just graduated from the Maryland Bartending Academy! My staffing agency encouraged me to take this course (and gave me some financial assistance with it), and in a little over a week I went from a moderate amount of knowledge, a small amount of skill, and very slow drink mixing to creating 26 drinks of all different styles and preparations in 20 minutes. Now, time to find a more lucrative part-time job than event waiter!