Sleep Knitting

Knitting, sleeping (whenever I Can), Living with Coeliac Disease, Teaching and planning a wedding!

My job has taken over September 20, 2008

Filed under: crafts,knitting,teaching — sleepknitting @ 8:15 am

I’ve not fallen off the face of the earth, but I’ve been too busy to knit. My new job has taken over my life recently… I live, eat and breathe school! Unfortunately its a very demanding school to work in and I am there for ten hours a day, then working evenings and all weekends. I’m hoping that I can get on top of things and try and restore some kind of work / life balance soon, as I don’t have any free time anymore and I’ve not knitted anything since the start of term!


Another swap….. and this time its seasonal! September 14, 2008

Filed under: knitting,secret pal,swap,wool,yarn,yarn stash — sleepknitting @ 7:59 am

I love Christmas, and I love swaps, so I’m taking part in the Christmas Swap!

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Back to school and knitting gets neglected! September 7, 2008

September is here and with it the start of a new school term. Ive been back a week and have already been overwhelmed with work, I did four ten-hour days last week and have hardly had time to go food shopping, let alone knitting! I’m trying to get my classroom ready and organised, its strange being in a new school and not knowing peoples names but I think I;m going to like it there. My Nursery children start next week in phases and I have fourty seven parent consultations to get through…. no knitting next week either me thinks!

So I’m cheating a bit here and posting a photo of the blue cardi in Patons 100% cotton DK that I’m knitting for my boyfreind’s mum. I haven’t actually touched this for a couple of weeks but this is the start I made on it at the end of the holidays. I made this cardigan for myself last year in a mink colour, I can’t say I’m enjoying knittting the same pattern over again as the lace was never ending. I need to crack on with it really as my stash has now expanded to three large boxes and needs knitting up. Personally I blame Ravelry and their queue tool… I keep discovering amazing patterns and ordering wool for them!