Saturday, November 10, 2007

what a month

The extension finally got started, my garden is now a huge mud pile, I belive it will be worth it but I just wish the next few months would be over and it was finished, we are blessed with wonderful builders and good friends of the family so we trust them no end, and with names like Derek and Eric I have to stop myself calling them Eric and Ernie.

On the knitting front I made my first forest canopy shawl out of hipknits aran silk
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It is a great pattern and the silk looked a treat, this was the MIL's birthday present.
I also managed a hat in an hour
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this arrived as part of the autumn swap on the crafty yarns and threads forum. I had asked for something chunky as my eyes had been playing up with double vision ( all fixed now due to much stronger glasses and prisms )
slowasasnail came up trumps with this yarn and the pattern that went with it.

As I said what a month, I am leaving my school dinner job on Tuesday. I have now got a job working with the little angels breastfeeding support agency. They are finally moving into preston and I will be leading on it, well so far there is only me but I am so thrilled about this. They are so pro active contacting all mothers offering support before it is needed rather than waiting for people to contact them. With any luck we can have a real positive affect on the breastfeeding rates in Preston.

Did you all see last months Simply Knitting magazine aswell. I was only expecting a little mention but got a really lovely write up, kept me smiling all month and the orders are still a flooding in.

Club yarns are dyed and drying and will be out the middle of this week.

If you have a spare two minutes a good friend of mine has just started blogging, keep a look out for them at the big wool fairs next year. I have decided not to do a stall next year as I would rather go and spend instead of earn but do stop and say a huge hello to the Laal bear

Finally a little pic of my little pumpkins on halloween
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gilraen said...

Good luck with the extension!!!

I love your shawl. Which colourway is that? I like it, very much.

Good luck in the new job, enjoy yourself too. :)

Cute boys :D

Anonymous said...

It will definitely be worth it...keep thinking of all the space you'll have and your own area to play in ;) At least you managed to keep your gorgeous knits free from the chaos it creates. I think I hid all mine when we had ours done!
I bet no-one could resist your little Halloween helpers.

Aknita said...

Lovely shawl Chrissie, and lovely boys too. Having lived through an extension, it will all be worth it in the end!

Good luck in the new job!

blog-blethers said...

It'll be worth it in the end ... though know how living in a building site feels!

Your FC is absolutely beautiful and good luck with the new job - it was made for you!

belaybunny said...

Have a great Christmas and New Year!!