Sunday, 25 November 2007


I'm shying away from work. Again. I really should do something, as I have the first drafts of sixth form coursework in this week. I just can't be bothered. So I've been browsing on etsy instead. And registered. It's a slippery slope to actually opening a shop, but due to Emma's success with her monsters and armwarmers, I'm thinking it's not a bad idea... after all, there appears to be a lot of rubbish on there. I could make a couple of scarves and some armwarmers etc and see. What do you reckon? Should I do it?

Wednesday, 21 November 2007


I f***ing hate dentists (sorry mum) for a variety of reasons. My massive phobia is one. The fact that my current dentist has now taken FIVE appointments to actually do a filling is the other. I took the afternoon off to go to said dentist for a two pm appointment. Fine. I asked for today because it's easy to get cover and school will be more willing to provide it.

Alas, they told me that my appointment is booked for FRIDAY. Now, bear in mind that this takes me days and days to buck up the courage to go. Their mistake, I get told I can't be seen today. I book an appointment for 4th January. FOUR MONTHS after the original checkup when the filling was a little one. I had tried to go twice in half term, but the dentist was ill both days. Anyway, I get home and realise that I have the 3rd December off. Can they fit me in then? Yes, but they'll be arsey whilst I try to do it- she was looking at the 4th, ffs.

I'm sorry for the rant, but am really irritated by the fact I took a day off and stuff. I could have gone to Stitch n Bitch tonight, but was so annoyed, I don't think I could have coped with certain people without losing my temper.

In good news, have ordered the secret santa present (well, now I'm not paying for dentistry) and ordered myself some lovely new DPNs for my lovely sock wool. I haven't knit much in the last two days. I feel that, as this is primarily a knitting blog, I must apologise.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Everyday is like Sunday..

Today is horrible, weather-wise, but we need to go out to Sainsbury's to buy supplies for the next few days. Gah. I'm not massively keen on Sundays at the moment, I always leave my school work til today and then usually only do it begrudingly because I have to. Usually I look like this on a Sunday:

Anyway, yesterday I literally did nothing, as the last week has been horrendous for various reasons. I have managed to get Em's stuff finished in time for when Mum comes down for Xmas stuff in a couple of weeks. It didn't help that Benn was in bed all day with a stupid hangover, but at least I got a load of crochet done.

Despite saying I was off socks, after knitting three pairs of the same pattern, I bought this:

It's Ruby Slippers by Jon at Easy Knits. I picked it up at the Stitch and Bitch day in London last week. I also got a free pattern and knitting gingerbread man, which was fab! So these *are* going to be socks, but with a bit of a lace twist, which is exciting. I'm also working on what I'm calling the Cookie Monster scarf, which will be amazing when it's finished.
But first, I have to go buy juice and plan my Year 10 Media Studies lesson...

Saturday, 17 November 2007


OK, so I got fed up of using LiveJournal and none of my friends on there are really knitters.. they just don't understand.

I decided to set up this knitting blog, as I am currently a) a teacher in my first year of teaching, b) a freelance knitting writer and c) incredibly stressed/forgetful. So I thought this might be a good idea, in order to keep track of what I'm doing!

I'm tentatively starting to design stuff, but it's very early days, very basic stuff. I live in Brighton, with my boyfriend and the Hamster of Doom, Douglas.

I've just finished my sister's Christmas present and am desperate to start my Easy Knits Sombrero socks in 'Ruby Slippers'... How exciting!!