on being all class... after class
for example:This enchanting little catasrophe luckily occured AFTER school on friday on the way to the bus. sadly, I had to catch the bus with students so i had to do that hilarious walk where you fake being in high heels and hope that nobody actually looked.
Oh and we have a mouse in the office. Sigh. and its way too cute for me to put out a trap and i figure live and let live... but is that terrible?
Classes have been going well enough. I'm much better at classroom management than I remember.. but then that's one of the things you develop as you go so I'm probably much better than i was on my last prac. And everyone has been very encouraging about me maybe getting a job there next year (if i get a good rating for my application etc, if you dont know about the crazy teacher rating business then email me some time... its like voodoo). And that would rock because i feel really good about Lyneham.
What else? not much has occured in the way of knitting... until this weekend. I'm up to the border chart on my seasilk shawl (the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2006) but has marking and planning and essay questions to write so i guess thats a story for another night. It's a very small shawl (I'm only using 1 skein) but i think it will be just lovely. I've just finished the lily of the valley stitch and while p5tog is a bit fiddley and slows you down.. i really love the way the colours pop where the 'buds' are.With and without flash. The colour is pretty accurate on the second one, and sheen is unbelievable. If you're umming and aahing about this yarn.. take it from me. It's worth every cent.
Monkey's (Sherpa has definitely become Monkey) socks are on standstill. SSS hit hard (its not very nice yarn to knit with... the colours are good and strong but its just not the nicest yarn and i'm a snob). I'm not even through the first cable round on the second sock so i'm not going to waste the pixels by showing you.
Oh and our new housemate moves in this week. Not the best timing in terms of work-load and stress but it wont be too bad. She's the girlfriend of one of my oldest friends Phil and so i'll see a lot more of both of them.. but we're good enough friends that i can tell them if i need to be alone. parfait!