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Topic of craftiness decided [Sep. 9th, 2009|10:58 pm]
Well, I've signed up for knitting classes in Marino college. I'd love to have found a basic sewing course, but a lot of them seem a little more-than-basic. The reason for that preference would be a family link. Actually, possibly one of the last ones I have. My grandmother used to be a seamstress (NOT the Terry Pratchett kind), and was one until she went blind. Given that I have no contact with that side of the family, it would be nice to see if I can continue the tradition, if only in a recreational context. This doesn't preclude me from learning some basic hand-sewing skills in the meantime.

Instead, I went for a close second, knitting. So, I'll head out and get some materials tomorrow, and try it out soon enough.

Despite broadcasting this to the internet, I haven't really advertised the fact in meatspace. I'm beginning to really feel the testosterone in work, and when it comes to parents, I can be quite secretive, although sometimes I just don't know why. Probably because there'll be that aspect of awkwardly trying to use it as a point of conversation, or my mum may just try to read too damn much into it. Both are strong possibilities, and not mutually exclusive.

At any rate, time to learn a new skill that will have me interacting with the outside world in a slightly more tangible way. And, with a bit of luck, I'll meet some other folks, if only for a few weeks. Which brings me to other activities. This week is the second week of toastmasters, and I won't be going (last week for a wedding, and this week for An Fainne), so I'm going to have to ask myself if I have time to make a commitment to them for another year. I'd like to, but at the same time, I could just as easily just take the time to relax, and maybe skate. Again, toastmasters is very cerebral, and while it's a rustable skill, it's also one that I can go back to. So, to borrow from Ericksonian hypnosis (or is it NLP?), to do something once is a once-off, two is setting it up, but 3 times is a habit. So, if I can't rouse myself for the third week, I'm probably making a habit of not going. It may not be a bad thing either, I'm running myself ragged through the week, so it might be a good idea to give it a miss for a while.

Anyway, Something Else, here I come.

[User Picture]From: nycelle
2009-09-10 08:29 am (UTC)
Good luck with the knitting - I knit, so let me know if there's anything you need to borrow :)
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2009-09-10 12:05 pm (UTC)
I'll mostly be borrowing expertise, methinks.
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[User Picture]From: nycelle
2009-09-10 12:45 pm (UTC)
And books. Don't forget books.

Certainly, yell if you need expertise!
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[User Picture]From: niall_o_bhrion
2009-09-11 02:46 pm (UTC)
I can teach you how to sew. I make all my own reenactment clothes
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