Saturday, November 25, 2006

"How are Nativity rehearsals coming along?"

I asked the organiser, yesterday.
"Oh, I haven't started writing it yet." she said. Wish I could be that laid back.
I love the production. Hate the rehearsals. "No, no, no! Angels stop picking your noses! Camels, stand still!" Last year's organiser is on maternity leave this year so it's a whole new ballgame. I'm sure it will be lovely.

It's the Junior diso I really hate. Some of the clothes the girls wear are terrifying. There's a fine line between trendy and tarty and when you are 9 years old it moves onto very dodgy ground very easily. When I were a lass...

We're well into the run up to Christmas at school at the moment, which means planning the infant Nativity productions, the advent assemblies, the parties, the fundraisers, the discos (oh, the horror!), the services, the lunches, the staff 'do' and other things I have, no doubt, forgotten. On top of the day to day business of running a school. We can't put learning on hold because of Christmas because Every lesson Counts - ask the government.

The postman brought me a lovely package from my SP9 Secret Pal. Lovely! Each item was beautifully wrapped, so it was a bit like Christmas. There was chocolate too, and lollies but they seem to have mysteriously disappeared...

Let me tell you about the yarn.

Silk Garden which, I feel, is destined to be a pair of fingerless mittens. I love Emma's take on Knitty's Fetching.

Gorgeous Collinette Point Five in a berry jammy colourway. I love it!

I finished some Christmas knitting:

Scarf for niece in Kidsilk Haze.

And started some more:

Scarf in the softest, thickest baby alpaca I have ever seen, for my sister in law.

One of the questions for SP9 was 'where do you keep your needles?' This is where I keep my wooden straights and dpns:

A friend made it and gave it to me as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. He turns wood and this vase was turned out of a grasstree root.

I'll finish with another Autumn image from the garden.


Anonymous said...

Dear Gill,
hope your ok, not heard from you for a while.
your concerned secret pal
me x

Anonymous said...

Merry christmas!
Hope your well.
me x