Saturday is the kick off of a new program I’m starting, monthly workshop classes! This Saturday’s workshop is Knitting with Beads, something that is kind of tricky. Like anything with knitting, and I say this all the time I know, it looks trickier than it actually is.
I’m working out the patterns today, actually putting them down on paper, and I’m teaching myself how to knit with wire.
I’m happy to report that knitting with wire is much easier than it looks. I knit this puppy up in no time.
I started it to be funny, but I actually kind of like it! The beads are ridiculous and of course I got the ugliest gold wire, but somewhere in my head it is cute and wearable. I go to do something else and think about the bracelet, convincing myself it is actually really ugly, then come back to it, pick it up, and re-decide it is cute. We are making them Sunday.
In class we will start with bead knitting with yarn. We have three hours so we will be able to cover everything. Interested? There is still room! This class is $40, including the beads and wire, and it is Saturday from 1-4pm.
This afternoon I have also been working on my new side job of assistant editor-like person for Grocer Gram Quarterly. I’m not kidding. I’m writing blurbs related to food products, like this:
The Quaker Oats Company to Focus on Whole-Grain Oats
For the first time in its 130-plus year history, The Quaker Oats Company will campaign for all its products at once, focusing on the whole-grain oats in its most popular products. “This repositioning helps us elevate and communicate the power of this surprising super grain – the oat – to meet the needs of the growing number of health conscious consumers,” said Mark Schiller, president of Quaker Oats. Quaker is pushing whole grain oats as the ‘super grain’, a key ingredient in the health and wellness of everyone. The ‘Go humans go’ campaign is encouraging Quaker customers to use the super grain to power their bodies and minds so they can live life to the fullest. In the ads the iconic ‘Quaker Man’ offers an encouraging smile to all people using Quaker whole grains to fuel their activities. In addition to boosting sales, Quaker hopes to raise money to help fight childhood hunger with its Quaker Go Project that encourages people to use the energy from Quaker whole-grain oats to fuel forward Through donations, grants, and volunteerism.
I wrote that and it is going in Grocer Gram Quarterly. My life is weird.