knitting and the life I almost have around it

Sunday, May 06, 2007

on and on but not too much

Yes, it has been a while. I know. And a lot has happened. I mean, I'm sure i'm going to be typeing away for ages, press publish and then remember another hundred things i meant to say.

But lo, i shall try my best.


Obviously, the rogue hoodie is complete. It is beeeee-oootiful. i keep meaning to get a photo next to one of the chinese pistachio trees in the garden (which are a gorgeous orange at the moment) but i am plagued with the eternal problemo - no-one to take the photo except at night.

I made another purple beret using a pattern from Interweave Knits. It's cute... but it was really to tide me over. I just went to find it to take a photo and the house has eaten it. Ce'st la vie, I look pretty silly in hats anyway...

I've started a new pair of socks for Sherpa (though i have to say i dont know how long he will be Sherpa. I call him Monkey so much at home that i am sure i'll slip up and make the change eventually). I'm using Grignasco Strong Print bought at Cassidy's and my boring old cable rib pattern. And as Joods pointed out, they look like violet crumble wrappers... if only the contents were so tasty (or at least fragrant!)

I cast on my Handmaiden Sea Silk as well - Another Interweave pattern. It's just a little shawl and i am knitting it quite slowly by my standards. It's so lovely I'm trying to savour it. And looks much nicer in natural light (why oh why am i such a moron?).

My copy of the new Yarn Harlot book arrived on Monday morning and i cast on today... the only pattern in the book. It's a knee rug using random balls of yarn that i will never get to use otherwise. And worst case scenario? its a scarf ;) Taph's recent foray into collage-y knitting may be partially responsible.

I also think i ought to knit some socks for my mentor teacher - she's the best one i've ever had. but what sock yarn to use?


Prac is going really well. I'm working my butt off and I'm exhausted a lot of the time but i had an epiphany this week. wanna hear it?

I'm a teacher.

Yeah, i know i should probably have worked that one out by myself before now... but damn it feels good to know for sure.
Although i pick up the year 7 class this week which is modified and extremely challenging. We'll see how i feel about this profession in a couple of days?

It was lovely to see people at SnB on thursday - apologies for my sleepiness.

And speaking of sleepiness... I'm becoming overwhelmed by it again. I miss the old days of blogging when i couldnt resist blogging about every little thing. And now when funny things happen... well. I dont know how much it is appropriate to say anymore. I mean, this is my career. If i make a faux pas and it gets back to someone important I might seriously jeopardise my chances of getting permanency next year. Which is what i desperately want. Can you imagine my stash on a real income?

OK, so now my brain dead ramblings have reached a natural conclusion (ie. I cant remember what i want to say anymore).

The sleepy
Ms Spider

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  • At May 06, 2007 7:44 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    lots of pretty colour in this post Spidey. Very, very pretty.

  • At May 06, 2007 8:04 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    There are several balls of Opal in stash - LMK if you need any of them for your mentor.

  • At May 07, 2007 9:02 am, Blogger Georgie said…

    What socks to knit for teacher? Why, apple green and red of course! Hahaha.....

    Your seasilk so is soooo lovely. Enjoy the process.

  • At May 07, 2007 10:18 am, Blogger Jejune said…

    Lovely bright colours in abundance! Lulu is licking her little lamby chops (don't worry, I'll keep her away - she's on a lamb leash).

    So glad your chosen profession has "clicked" at last :) Best of luck with the Year 7s!

  • At May 07, 2007 12:30 pm, Blogger Jude said…

    mmm... violet crumbles :)

    That seasilk yarn is so delish! i can't wait to see the finished product.

    Now, on to the thought of your stash on a "real income" .. well, I just shudder to think.

    Although, wouldn't it be great if banks would start using "stash" as investments or collateral for loans?

  • At May 08, 2007 7:28 am, Blogger Sometimes Unwilling Guru said…

    I know what you mean,working in the Education area myself even if Its only a gardener,I get to see and hear a lot of things and I too am going for Permancy next August and being very careful(as you do anyway) to not "talk "out of school! Its a bit hard at times when my former useless gossipy assisitant is mates with my now Registrar and is spreading yarns,grrrrr!Theres a big leak in office!
    Sounds like your having loads of fun though in the knitting arena as well as Work!!

  • At May 30, 2007 2:11 pm, Anonymous Cathy said…

    Love the Violet Crumble socks! I've just bought Grignasco Strong Print in the same colourway. Did you use the recommended needle size or go down?


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