Sunday, 26 June 2011
HELLO MR BLUE SKY!
THANK GOODNESS! At long last we have had some sunshine. It's been a really lovely day here in the UK; well, in our little corner it has anyway. I've spent most of the day outside in the garden, relaxing after a very busy week. So has Oscar....
This time of year is always pretty hectic in school, with reports being finalised, assessment data needing to be collated and trips and outings organised prepared for. Year 3 (my year group) took a coach trip to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. We've visited before and the children love it! It was a special WW2 day and the children all dressed up as evacuees. It supports this term's class project, about life as an evacuee. We made gas mask boxes the day before.....
As we arrive, the heaven's opened and delivered one almighty hail shower. Luckily the showers were short lived and didn't spoil our day.
Knitting has taken a back seat in the evenings, as I have fought to get on top of paperwork. I managed to finish one 'Lilac Pool' sock this morning and cast on its twin. The yarn is from Juno Fibre Arts, one of my favourite U.K. dyers.
Progress on the 'Lila Ludmilla Pompa' has been slow.........................................
.......... yep, that's one sat upon, squashed and broken, Knit Pro, size 3.25mm needle! The most surprising thing about this seemingly trivial incident, was the fact that amongst my rather (maybe replace with 'extremely')
large needle collection, I didn't appear to have another pair of 3.25s. A little trip to John Lewis yesterday managed to correct the situation, so that knitting could continue. Suffice it to say, Pony metal needles DO NOT satisfy my needley desire or give me the same tactile pleasure as my Knit Pros. Yes, a new pair are on their way:-) So, I 'metal clicked' away for a little while this afternoon, to produce maybe another inch or two.
Do you like the cute project bag? It's from Three Bags Full, in Brooklin, ME. Michelle's bags are just gorgeous. Look at the cute little owl bead on the zip pull. I love it!
Well, that's about all for this evening, as I still have a pile of 'stuff' to do before tomorrow, as well as catch a bit of the Glaston bury Festival on TV. Oh, must show you something else just before I go. I now know that I am truly loved, adored and respected by at least one little lad in my class. On Friday, he offered me a very special gift.................. a half-eaten 'fried egg' cake. That's right, a fried egg cake.... half-eaten! 'I saved you the fried egg, 'cos I had the best day out ever, at Duxford, yesterday!' Awwwww!
Have great week!