Monday, 17 March 2008

So tired.

I woke up this morning with my glands inflamed, my temperature dropped and just generally feeling run down. The best bit of all of this? I'm not ill. No no, I'm exhausted. This is my body screaming at me to take some damn rest. And in three days I will. Of course before that I've got three really hectic and busy days and I imagine I'm only going to feel worse.

Today has been buzzing at school as there was a murder on the estate. Or rather and old man on the estate who sold cigerettes to the underage kids (as young as 8/9) got in a fight and died of a heart attack. Which is of course gross negligence manslaughter, but the guy was arrested for murder anyhow. And as the kids all know the guy who died they've all been rather subdued today. Which led to a somewhat quieter day for us actually.

Haven't done much in the way of knitting as I pretty much collapsed when I got home and then spent the evening searching for some CD's I want to put on my iPod. Ho hum.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Tempting II

Having now finished Fetching (I'll be posting them off to my mother tomorrow in time for her birthday), the project currently driving me mad is Tempting II. I've knitted the body to be as long as the pattern says, but when I hold it up against me it seems like there's a good two inches of belly that's going to show, so I'm just keeping on going. I checked out some other blog posts and it does look like a lot of people have added at least 1" to the suggested length, but I'm worried about running out of yarn. I think I need to measure the length of my torso as I've had problems with patterns not fitting my (actually not that) tall frame before.

In other news this week has been absolutely exhausting and I've spent most of today wanting to go back to bed, but after a 12 hour sleep last night it would seem a little excessive. I've also been thinking a lot more about the possibility of going into teaching. I'm kinda torn as it makes sense for me to go into it, but I'm not feeling any sort of 'calling' at the moment. Though as I'd like to keep working at my job for at least another year (though preferrably to see my current year 9's finish their GCSE's) I don't need to make a decision right now. It would just be nice to start coming up with a career path for myself.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

New Knitty

So, new knitty is up and despite my comments yesterday, there is a pattern, that involves cabling that I really like. In fact there's quite a few patterns on there that I can see myself doing in the near future. Though one of the fun bits about being so new to the whole knitting obsession is making my way through the knitty backcatelog.

Today I cast on for the other glove for Fetching. I was planning on doing this for most of the evening but I tripped rather spectacularly over one of my other projects and managed to pull out a couple of stitches so I had to spend some time fixing that too.

At work I found out that next Tuesday I have a training session after work which means I might not be able to go and coach at the gym. Well, it's gonna be one or tother, I can't do both. I'm annoyed less because of the fact that I'll have to miss coaching and more because work seems to be slowly taking over more and more of my life and stopping me from doing the things I enjoy. Bah. Still, I'm feeling all full of tea (decaff of course) and am looking forward to curling up in bed. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Monday, 10 March 2008


I'm impressed with this Fetching pattern. I'm knitting it for my Mother's birthday (I am opposed to cables as I really don't like how they look, but they've been fun to learn for a project for someone else), so I bought the yarn (Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran) yesterday and have already completed one. Looks like I'm definitely on track to be sending them out well in advance of her actual birthday, which will be nice.

In other news, Stef wasn't at work today which means I've been absolutely run off my feet. I'm so looking forward to the holidays...