Sunday, 11 October 2009
SUCH IS LIFE.........
Hello there! Got to rush tonight! Spent sooo long immersed in Michael Rosen poems, preparing for teaching poetry this week at school, that it's now rather late. If you haven't read his poems , you should, whatever age you are. He's just brilliant! I had my week planned ...... got more excited than I have done for a long time, when I found the man himself performing his poems 'LIVE' on YouTube. We are going to perform our poems LIVE to parents next week, so who better to act as role model but Michael Rosen himself. Then, before I could finish laughing at his rendition of 'Down Among the Dustbins', doom, gloom and despondency descend when I remember that the 'safe site' filter at school, safely filters out YouTube!!! AAARRRGGGHHH! Such a shame, as it would have been the next best thing to having the man himself in the classroom. Such is life!
Yes, such is life! Let me direct you back to the picture above, showing some really lush yarn (although slightly out of focus) and then I'll tell you a story... inspired by Michael Rosen! I shall entitle my poem .....
SUCH IS LIFE!
Down in our cool John Lewis store
I bought Rowan Colourscape .... cherry!
Got the last two skeins, though unbeknown....
Was feeling rather merry!
Heard from great pal josiekitten,
Off to buy....Rowan Colourscape...cherry!!!!!!!!
Found cherries all gone
Felt rather glum...
I felt guilty.....................................verrrrrry!
SORRY JOSIEKITTEN! Our great minds thought alike... :D SUCH IS LIFE!
Hmm! I have begun a scarf using the Autumn colourway of the same, aforementioned, Rowan Colourscape. It's a free Rowan pattern, Cora. The yarn is gorgeous, easy to work with and beautifully coloured. It feels much softer after steam blocking. Here it is so far..
The pattern is easy to remember and just amounts to a simple cable. On 7mm needles it grows very quickly.
I've finished my Seascape scarf, at long last. Don't get me wrong, I loved the pattern and LOVED the Manos del Uruguay, 'Silk Blend' yarn, but other projects got in the way, because it wasn't time for wearing scarves. You can find details of the pattern and yarn here.
I don't think much knitting will be get done this week as it's Parent's Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday and I have sooo much work to do!
Have a fun week! :D