Wow its the first already and its almost the start of a new term for me and Thomas. Thomas goes back on Wednesday - year 1 already - time flies! I go back on Tuesday but we have effectively 2 days of INSET so only 2 days this week with students - hurrah! I think we are all ready - at least we have tomorrow to sort out the loose ends.
It is also my husbands birthday tomorrow - I was going to get him tickets to the Goodwood revival that we have been going to for a few years, but it is sold out - what is going on there! Should have got the tickets earlier - but have instead got him a days hire of a Caterham 7. He loves these cars and I can't afford to buy one so a day will have to do!!
Didn't post last week as we were on holiday in Somerset staying with my mum and dad again. We had a lovely week - went to Creally Park, Clarks village (to get shoes!) and had a beautiful day at the beech - posted about these Here.
Anyway - this is not what this post should be about.
This post should really be about beads!!
I signed up for the Morticia KAL with Boo knits on Ravelry 2 weeks ago and have since been following the KAL thread. It has become very obvious that I should be worried about beads!! I have never done beading before so this is new to me.
I have, therefore been looking through many bead stores online - I have purchased some basic clear beads in the correct size, but since then have seen many more. The question I have, is that if I end up purchasing millions of beads (which is wholly possible) and I can't stand beading - what am I going to do with them?! A possible answer is coming up later!
This week I have completed a couple more hexipuffs and made a good start on both the Gradient sweater and the first crocodile scarf.
The Gradient is nearly finished as you can see here on my project page
Pictured with the sweater is my answer to the beads issue!!
In one of the magazines I have been reading I saw an advert for row counters that were pieces of jewelry. I had a close look and thought that I could probably do that!! So I went to my local Hobbycraft, perused the beads and jewelry making section and came up with this.
I am very happy with this to the extent that I reckon, with more beads I could make a few more of these as presents!!
The crocodile scarf is also progressing but not as fast as I want to finish the sweater.
I have also signed up for another mystery KAL with the Amy Miller group (the designer of Little Gradient). I have gone for 4 cowls (as opposed to 4 mitts) and hopefully these will be up sometime today. There will be 4 patterns released each week of September - hopefully to use some of my stash - although I know I will probably find a way to invest in more!
In summary, my list now looks like this:
Firstly, gifts for Christmas
Finish tote bag- hurrah - finished 04/07