Work is crazy. Has been for a few months now. We all can't wait until we get a few new people working in our area. Thing is, non-work life is somewhat crazy as well. The Burns Supper demo was last weekend, and I have two dance-calling gigs this month, and two next month. No more invites to teach a workshop so far, but I'm sure getting alot of ceilidh/contra calling gigs. Guess I'll have to learn more contra terminology!
I've been having fun with crochet. Just finished a quick little neck-warmer in alpaca yarn. The pattern is called "Queen Anne's Lace". I added a third row because I wanted a wider scarf. The edges are wider than the center, so when you wrap it around your neck it looks like a tall ruffle. Kinda fun. And really soft! I just have to be a bit careful with it, as alpaca isn't as springy as wool and tends to stretch out but not come back. That's why I did a short scarf. Didn't want the weight to pull the scarf out.
I've also started a flower motif scarf in an inexpensive wool as a gift, and pretty soon I'm finally going to get started on my "pay-back" project for a friend. We're doing a crafting trade. She's knitting me a shawl in that amazing red yarn I showed off in my last post. Madelinetosh "Tart". I'm crocheting her a cowl. Not sure what yarn she's chosen yet, so it'll be fun to see.
Tomorrow night The Bru is playing for a Father-Daughter Valentine's dance. I'm calling. It's only 8-9 dances, not a long evening, and they're all pretty easy. Hopefully it will go well and the dancers will have fun. Then the fourth Saturday of this month I'm debuting as a caller at the monthly Contra dance. Just two Scottish ceilidh dances, not difficult. I hope!