Saturday, 28 March 2009

Time for Tea Swap

After what has been a pretty miserable week I had a lovely surprise on Friday. A month ago I signed up for a swap called "Time for Tea", my parcel is still sat on my desk as I couldn't make it to a post office today, but I had this lovely lot arrive.
Time for tea swap parcel.
I feel really spoiled, 2 sets of lovely buttons, a set of stitch markers, 2 differnt types of tea, a loose tea holder and some goodies in the white parcels which turned out to be-
Time for Tea swap parcel
Two coasters, and 2 matching tea bag holders. I feel truly spoiled, the glassware and beads and buttons are true works of art. Gill who was my swap partner has a shop here. Your parcel will be in the post asap Gill and thank you!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Spring Cleaning

My mind that is. Niobe has a post discussing how things are different now compared to last spring.
A year ago I was worrying about job hunting, now, I'm still worrying about job hunting though I know I'm a good teacher, and I'm sure I'll have a job soon, but will it be the right job?
I was also single, at the time that was probably a good thing, as things had not ended well with the previous relationship, now well I'm less happy about the still being single thing. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my own company, but sometimes it would be nice to have someone to defrost my cold feet on after sitting for an hour waiting for the AA man to arrive to tow you home. (In case you missed the tweet the car has died.... again).
Mentally however I feel in a happier place, after all, when I have things like this in my life, and the satisfaction of knowing I made it how can I be unhappy!
Large Rectangle with central diamond motif

Monday, 23 March 2009

Some lace

Well more than some. This is 1000m of fingering weight, knitted up to make a shawl that is taller than I am.
I'm wearing it right now and I love it!
Large Rectangle with central diamond motif

Sunday, 22 March 2009


Sorry for being quiet, I've been a little busy!
This week has seen parents evening, committee meetings, and then on Friday I went off to go to SkipNorth for those of you not in the know Skip North is a weekend based in Yorkshire featuring alot of yarn shopping.
Acquisitions from Skip North

That was my haul, not bad for how much money I spent. I have enough wool to knit 5 jumpers plus a few other bits and pieces.

Today was meant to be a trip to Winghams to buy fibre and fibre related items but then my car decided to die half a mile away from Winghams. To start off with it looked suspiciously like the problem I had a few months ago, but then the AA man wiggled some wires and it started again. He then made sure I drove home safely, and it didn't die once. So the good news is that it looks like something just became loose, the bad news is I didn't get to go fibre shopping. However, I live half an hour away, so can always pop in one weekend to treat myself!