Collateral damage - a broken knife, two broken awls...
worn out fingers...
and blisters galore!
Everyone is pretending not to be competitive but it would not be human nature if there wasn't a little jockeying for position. Von and Kevin who fought with their knives earlier on seem better suited to the awl; Celia and Wylie had thread troubles initially so slowed up and Nima is buoyed by Chelsea's performance so let's hope they play well next week!!!
The Ferguson dance of joy!
Anyway, James arrived yesterday for some holiday time with his brother and family and will take over class on Monday. The students get a well-deserved day of rest (and icing sore hands) on Sunday.
And I'm back with our evening class on Monday night. I must remember that it's not an intensive course and relax the pace :)
A massive thank you to Jesse as always for hosting us and to our other shoemaking buddy out here, Marika.
More news from the Big Apple next week but until then a few final snapshots of New York