An elegant sufficiency

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Chilly, but warming up

Typical that today, when I'd planned some creativity of my own, our heating has broken and we are sitting, well wrapped up and concentrating on staying warm. The engineer has just been and fixed it, although everything is still only lukewarm and we are wondering if it's really fixed...

I wore my curlywurly scarf for the first time yesterday, to a tutor workshop I was teaching. Whilst looking for something to use to demonstrate the potential of the docucam I pulled my scarf into the picture, resulting in a collective "you must tell us how you did that". These were not craft tutors, either!

Fortunately I had the book with the pattern inside with me and I noticed several people making note of it later.

Of course, this illustrates that I don't practise what I preach. I always tell tutors and demonstrators to wear subtle, unremarkable clothing, with no distracting jewellery or features to take the concentration of their students away from the task in hand. (Yes, I have sat in a presentation, wondering if that button will hold fast for the whole event, or will it pop at an inopportune moment!) There was I, yesterday, wearing a scarf which had clearly piqued the curiosity of some of the audience, and which would certainly had me working out how to do it if I'd been on the other side of the fence, so to speak.


  • Nice scarf Gill! Funny what you were saying about no distractions. If I'm giving a talk I bedeck myself. Reckon if the talk bores them at least they'll have something to think about. If I'm teaching I don't, not even a ring, becuase I want to be invisible and keep their mind on the job. Glad to know this is a recognised fact and not just a lunatic theory of my own.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:46 pm  

  • Lovely scarf Gill. Hope your heating is repaired quickly.

    Good thing you have all these knitteds to keep you warm, a couple of pairs of socks and two or three scarves and you will be fine.

    By Blogger Digitalgran, at 8:46 pm  

  • wow! great scarf ..........have followed the links to book, blog and halfway round the universe! I dont need any more distractions .....but thanks anyway :0) I really enjoyed them


    By Blogger Zaz, at 7:44 am  

  • Ooh, I like this one, Gill. I didn't like my one with lots of stitches... (I mean, I like it now it is done but didn't enjoy squashing all those stitches on my needles!).

    By Blogger Liz Plummer, at 5:30 pm  

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