Sunday, December 23, 2007


Finished work on Friday.
I was tearful as it was my last day before a secondment at another school that will take me away until next September. Realistically, I can't see myself going back so it was emotional. I've been based there for my whole teaching career. I'm glad I have the Christmas holidays to adjust.

Drove down to Whitby this morning to blow away the cobwebs.
It was certainly blowy! Alas, no snow. I thought there might be some on the dales.
At home it was 5 degrees C, but the temperature dropped to 0.5 degrees C over the moors as a freezing fog rolled down the dales towards the coast.

The fog eventually caught up with us and was almost James Herbert-ish...

When the weather wasn't freakish, J looked like this:

He stands the same in every photo I have of him standing up. It's become a bit of a family joke as it reminds me of the "Heroic Stance" the actors are teaching George in Blackadder the 3rd...

Talking of things theatrical - Juliet, she is finished:

I'm pleased with how this turned out. Especially considering it was just cheap chunky yarn from my stash. It photographs badly. The flash seems to turn it blueish, whereas in the flesh it's a deep brownish plum (which explains why I have it on over a brown polo neck.)
I'll definitely make it again - probably in a tweedy aran yarn next time.


Carrie said...

Lovely! I've been thinking of making that myself!

Emma said...

Juliet looks fantastic on you. might have another look at that pattern !
I seriously covet your coat. Seriously !

Season's Greetings to you and the boys.

Grace Yaskovic said...

Oh Gill its so pretty, I love it !!! Happy Holidays!! Grace

rho said...

Oh it turned out super! And your pictures are beautiful and it must be hard going to the new school - but it is an adventure which is always good :D

Barbara-Kay said...

You've done a great job on your new sweater. It was good to see your entrelac scarf in the "by the sea" photo, too. You looked much better prepared for winter than those cold seagulls!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Knittin' Diva said...

This is gorgeous! Where did you get that pattern?

Janet MF said...

The Cardi looks lovely and thanks for the photies of Whitby.
Merry Christmas!
Janet MF up in -40 Yellowknife, but formerly Redcar, Marske and Goathland.