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

Winter Beret October 31, 2008

Just to prove I’ve got my knitting mojo back, here is my latest WIP finished in two evenings. Its my Autumn beret in Wendy Fusion yarn, the pattern is the beret from Twilleys Freedom Spirit 455 book. I’ve made this pattern before and loved it and I’d planned to use this yarn for a beret for ages. I’ve got a matching scarf I’ve made in this yarn so I’m sure I will be wearing both all winter! I do love this pattern as it fits really well, love the colours too.

I’m having a few issues with uploading pictures to WordPress today, I can’t seem to upload them to the right size! Hopefully this post will work.

Tomorrow I’ve really got to do some school work…. and I confess, I’ve just cast on that gorgeous alpaca yarn I got in my Christmas swap parecl for another beret! so I might have to work on that too. Its good to be knitting again!



Christmas swap arrives

 My wonderful Christmas swap parcel arrived today all the way from Norway. A big thanks to An-Magritt who sent it, the wrist warmers are beautiful and I’m wearing them now, they are so soft and cosy. The Alpaca is lovely, just my colour, I think I might make a hat with it. I’ve also got some great patterns on a CD, chocolate, tea bags, a christmas decoration and a lovely christmas story.             An-Magritt didn’t leave her email or blog address so I hope she reads this  – Thank you so much!


 As you can see, half term means I’ve finally been able to get some knitting done! I’ve finished the hat and bootie sets that I’ve made for my cousin’s baby, due in three weeks. I’m hoping the will like them.

I’ve also finished my purple cable-fronted jumper, its currently blocking and photos will be up soon. Today I’m avioding school work again and working on a quick beret for me. Its been good to have some time to knit again and to finish off some projects, I’ve got an ever increasing stash that needs knitting up so I must try and make time for knitting when the school term starts again. Its got quite cold here in England recently and I’m already into jumpers, hats and scarves. Last night we had baked bramley apples with mincemeat and custard… really yummy winter warming food! Yummy!


Half term at last October 26, 2008

Filed under: crafts,knitting,primary teaching,teaching,wool,yarn,yarn stash — sleepknitting @ 11:59 am

I woke up today and bounced out of bed with a smile on my face (unusual for a Sunday morning!) … all because I can finally do some knitting today! Half term is finally here, usually at the weekend I;m stuck in front of my laptop working on my school work, but no school tomorrow 🙂

I’ve been so so busy this term I’ve not had the time for knitting so I’m determined to make the most of this week and get some done. I’m hoping to finish my purple twisted cable jumper, just one more sleeve and the neck to do. Hopefully it will be just in time because apparently the weather here in Blighty is going to get very cold this week – winter is officially here.  Christmas is on its way and at the top of my christmas list is a lovely new set of ‘addi click’ interchangeable needles…. wow, I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Anyway, I’m going to get on with some knitting now… hoorah! hopefully I will have a knitted sleeve to show for it at the end of this week!


I used to have time to knit :-( October 4, 2008

Filed under: crafts,knitting,wool,yarn,yarn stash — sleepknitting @ 12:44 pm

As you may have realised, there has been no knitting going on here since the start of the new school term! I have been so so busy with school that I’ve not been able to keep on top of housework, let alone have time to read, bake or knit. I’m hoping that the workload will level out and maybe i will be able to get my Saturday’s back soon; as it is I’m working all weekend on planning and achool work and putting in 10-11 hour days in the week. Suppose it serves me right for taking a job at an ‘Outstanding’ school!

Anyway, I will have to get my knitting head back on soon as I’ve signed up to the Christmas swap and I got my partner this week. This must mean that someone out there has been matched to me too, and may be dropping by this blog sometime soon. So for their benifit here is a little about me:

I’m 29, and a primary school teacher, I live with my boyfriend Tim (who is also a primary school teacher). Sadly no children or pets (yet!) I started knitting again about four years ago, after learning as a child. I like to knit mainly tops, cardigans, sweaters etc but I also like knitting hats and accessories and occasionally socks. My favourite colours are greens, purples, greys and silvers. I love christmas… but I’m very fussy about Christmas decorations and I hate tinsel and red and gold decoradtions! I think Ideally I like the idea of a ‘Narnia / Pagan’ themed christmas, all snow and green foliage! I have Coeliac disease (which means I cannot eat anything containing Gluten and Wheat) and I’m a Pescetarian (eat fish, but no other meat) so any sweets, treats or food have to be gluten free and vegetarian!. I don’t drink coffee but do like tea. My ideal christmas knitting project would be a gorgeous green or grey beret. Oh, and I never use DPN’s!! (I onlu use circular needles for socks and circular knitting!)