So, a little less than a month ago I signed up for a master knitting certification program through The Knitter’s Guild of America. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was signing up for although I knew it was big because of the time they allow on the various levels. Level One you have a year to complete. Level Two you get 18 months, and Level Three you get a full two years to do.
As I’m getting into Level One there is a report to write. Yikes! I haven’t written a report in almost 20 years. It has been a solid 15. Oh boy! I’m having to re-learn how to sit and write, research, and the dang bibliography. Ugh. I’ve never liked doing those. But, I am enjoying stretching my brain and learning again. I don’t like to not be learning. Plus this is a great excuse to knit. Because I can always use an excuse to knit more.
Someday, maybe soon, I am looking into doing their teaching certification as well. We’ll have to see just how much time and money I’m willing to sink in. Mostly time in front of the computer writing and planning. Because of course now that I’m not working 6+ days a week, I feel the need to sign up for all sorts of things. In addition to this knitting work, I’m spinning again (hooray!!) and I’ve signed up for a couple of races to keep me running. One of which is a half marathon. Which I’ve never done before. Uff-da! At least the sitting in front of a computer should get balanced out with the training. I just need to plan it out well.
And, before I forget… I will soon get to actually move into my new office space today or tomorrow. The carpeting is getting the last little bit installed right now. I got new vinyl in my space too. Now to get things unpacked and organized… So many exciting things happening!