Thursday, May 11, 2006

Green for (no) go

I'm not coping very well with the green knitting thing this month - too many other things on the go. The Shapely Tank is coming along well - it was going to be a Tee but I've changed my mind as the Calmer Tank has been so useful. No photos as it's just the same as the other piece I showed earlier. I'm desperate to knit faster as there are so many things I want to knit at the moment. I want to knit lots of things from BGK - Bombshell and Lift & Separate for starters. Problem is I've got the patterns I ordered from Just One More Row and a new copy of interweave Knits arrived today. Knitting meltdown!

Haven't had as much time to knit recently due to work things - it's all starting to mount up again, just as I was starting to get a grip on things. We've had KS1 & 2 SATs this week, with early starts for breakfast club, late finishes for packing the papers and the usual 'interpersonal situation' in the team. I've been feeling a little better lately and have been working on being more optimistic, which breaks the habits of a lifetime, but it's still hard to think into the future - unfortunate in a job which is so much about forward planning.

Most of my green this month has been from the garden. Warm weather and some rain has made the garden explode - J spends every evening trimming and pruning and generally trying to contain it.
Tried to get elevated shots from j's window, but as I don't clean the windows the pictures are a bit grainy. Although they may seem slightly out of focus, it's actually just dirt - Mum would be proud of me!

Have heard from my SP8 Secret Pal, which was lovely (Thank you for the hugs!) and have emailed my spoilee. this is the most progress I have ever made as my previous one attempt at an exchange was hopeless.

I did knit up some Colinette Point Five I've had in the stash for some time. I don't really like chunky yarns as they aren't very forgiving on my chunky body, but I couldn't resist the colours in this and it's made a very cosy and spiritually warming scarf in a simple rib.


Terri said...

The colors in your scarf are lovely. Also, I believe you have one of the lovliest gardens I have seen.

Anonymous said...

I love the colours in this scarf, very warming, and I love how your garden is blooming also, you must have put a lot of work into it to get it like that! I can imagine the lovely scents as you walk around it
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