Sunday, June 22, 2008

Have I really been that busy?

I am not that sure that I have you know? There has been the usual stuff - work, uni, kid things and all that - and I guess a few things out of the ordinary. Sam and I took the kids to the museum the Friday before last and Sam, Tania and I went to Rach's Blessingway yesterday. Both were great days. Outside of that it has been really dull stuff like doing journals for my two university subjects.

Let's be very clear about this - I HATE JOURNALS! Never was a suckier assessment task created than the reflective journal. I would rather drink monkey pee than write a reflective journal. This being the case of course I had not written a word all semester and thus have had to do both of them over the past two weekends. Dance last weekend and drama today. At least now they are done. One semester down and one to go.

Next semester is easier than this. Given that the subjects I am doing are education subjects, I have the 9 weeks off when the other students are on teaching rounds. This semester that meant 3 weeks off, next semester I get the other 6. Add to that a November finish and the vast majority of the work is done.

In between all this I have got a little knitting done. I would do some sewing but my sewing area seems to have been overrun and needs a serious clean out! These are Rachel Calado's Symmetrical Braided Gauntlets. They are knit with about 60g of Lamb's Pride on 4.5mm needles. The pattern was fantastic and I thoroughly recommend them!

I also got around to whipping up a few things for Rach's bump (and what a cute bump it is). I knit another size of my Seamless Kimono pattern and a Baby Squash Hat from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. I used Paton's Serenity DK that I found in the smallest LYS in town. It is just deliciously soft, perfect for baby things if you ask me. I delivered them yesterday at the Blessingway.

This was my first Blessingway and it was lovely. A peaceful and respectful celebration of the impending birth and blissfully free of cheesy baby shower games. It was a great chance to spend some time with the mother to be prior to the birth. Most impressive. I am just sorry that poor Rach will carry my dodgy henna painting skills around with her for the next month or so. hopefully my birthing-bracelet-construction skills make up for it.

I have also completed another couple of projects but for now they remain under wraps.....

Oh and head over to Stickyfinger's blog to see how The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, squealed at her version of my seamless kimono! Now that is a compliment!


Stitch Sista said...

Oh thank you so much for your lovely gift and of course your presence!!! I will post piccies soon but needless to say my bracelets and necklace are staying on my person at all times :). (Unfortunately not sure the henna is faring so well, but we'll see!)

Kebeni said...

lovely knits as usual :)
I hear you on the reflective journal bit, I have 2 that need to be backdated (and actually started LOL) cause I hate them and they are a total PITA

Sam said...

ahhh study.... i'm not sure I could ever go there again. At least next semester will be shorter. Woohoo about being Harlot recognised!

Anonymous said...

Love those gloves! Putting them on my to do list