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Well, actually 247. That’s how many blog posts are unread in my google reader account. Holy shmoly. I will have to work 24/7 this weekend to get through them. In between finishing report writing (well actually both starting and finishing report writing) and Christmas shopping, putting up the tree and general house worky type activities.

I have abandoned my photo every day challenge. It proved to be far too challenging. I can not commit to it. I found myself thinking about taking photos but I was a bit too busy to actually get around to it.

I am also in danger of needing to change the name of my blog. I have not knitted a stitch for perhaps two weeks. I don’t know what has come over me. I have crocheted two little aliens and most of a large bunny for the Tiny Madam (who incidentally turned five on Monday! No more babies!). Then Mr 7 wants a bunny and Purl thought she might like a red and black dead looking emo type rabbit as well!


Meanwhile, I have not finished Christmas sock knitting, nor have I even thought about my Cosy Exchange, and at last count there were only 25 days until Christmas!! And 13 until my 33rd birthday! Yay!

I have had the great pleasure today to say goodbye to a group of young men and women who are leaving our school and making their way into the world. It’s always a time of reflection and I always cry! Four years go by so quickly – it’s a great privilege to see the kids grow up. They looked amazing last night in their Graduation Dinner clothes (us teachers usually scrub up pretty well too!) and they were sincere in their thanks to us teachers today. Good feelings all ’round, tinged with sadness.

I got yarn! Nat and I put in a joint order and I got yarn!


Oh dear. I have gone off the rails. First of all, no sock knitting to report. I have completely stalled. I cast on the second Embossed Leaves for Christmas knitting, made a stocking stitch sock and a half using two circs and phzt. Put them away.

Then, I cast on for a cardigan using brown Zhivago. This is coming along nicely using this pattern. I do like the all in one piece idea. Here is where we are at – almost at the sleeve point:

And then, something strange began to happen. I went to Birchalls and as usual checked to see what new crafty books were there. And I flicked through this book which I shall buy for my sewing friend for her birthday. And then I flicked through this book which I almost bought until I realised that I would probably find anything I needed on Ravelry. And I did. I would not consider myself a crocheter. I don’t even know if that’s a word. But, I made a head for an alien last night! It was dead easy. (Does anyone else hear Adrian Mole in their head when they read that?) Here is said head (the alien’s, not my too much TV as a kid one):

Now, I want to make one of these. Because I love dolls. Seriously. How cute is she?? (Photo completely and somewhat shamefully stolen from here.)

Finally, I have decided to take up the Project 365 challenge. My photos will be contained here. I warn you, Day One is not for the faint hearted. Take a look and feel my pain/itch!

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i am knitting

  • Pinwheel Blanket
  • Sassymetrical
  • Socks x 3
  • Button Me Up V2.0
  • i will knit

  • Flower Basket Shawl
  • Seamless Hybrid Sweater
  • Rogue
  • i knitted 08

  • Central Park Hoodie
  • Back to Basics III
  • Smooth Monkeys
  • Retro Rib Socks
  • Fetching I
  • Fetching II
  • Fetching III
  • Shalom
  • Wicked
  • Wickeder
  • Woodland Shawlette
  • Jumper for ILC
  • Socks for ILC
  • Hat for ILC
  • Booga Bag I
  • Booga Bag II
  • Washcloths for Mother
  • Mini Socks
  • Spunk Socks again
  • Cuzmo
  • Cozmo
  • Rose
  • Olivia
  • Shalom
  • Asymmetrical Cabled Cardi
  • Juliet
  • Liesl
  • Arch Socks
  • Button Me Up V1.0
  • Boy Teacher Cardigan
  • Camp Cowl
  • Felicity Hat
  • Zippity Blanket
  • Grandmother's Favourite Washcloth x 5
  • Apple Dishcloth x 2
  • Patonyle Socks
  • i knitted 07

  • Mother In Law Socks 2
  • Fon Sox
  • Elspiral Socks
  • I Can't Say No socks
  • Pomatomus
  • MIL1 Tea Cosy
  • MIL2 Tea Cosy
  • Green and Purple! socks
  • RPM socks
  • SIL socks
  • Tiny Madam Cardigan
  • Country Silk Cardigan
  • Monkey
  • Silver Scarf/Belt
  • Skinny Inca Scarf
  • Pink Fizzy Scarf
  • Super Spunk Socks
  • Diagonal Cross Rib Socks
  • Baudelaires
  • Mexicana Socks for Spunk
  • Opal Socks for Spunk
  • Jumper and Hat for Teeny Guy
  • Embossed Leaves Sockapaloozas
  • Socks for Robyn
  • Montego Bay Scarf
  • Sparkly Hat
  • Tiny Madam Cardigan 2
  • Waving Lace Socks
  • Swirly Girl Socks
  • Tiny Kevat Shawl
  • Baby Beanie
  • Embossed Leaves for Xmas
  • Mother's Back to Basics
  • Friend Back to Basics
  • Socks for Barb
  • Socks for MIL2
  • Socks for No1Son
  • Tea Cosy Swap Cosy
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