Sunday 15 October 2023

A Year of Projects Update - week 15

 It's been somewhat crazy around here of late!

Two weeks ago we had OFSTED at school.  For anyone that that doesn't know, that is the government's way of checking our schools.  Inspectors come in for a few days and check every aspect of what we do and although we do it very well in my school, it is still quite stressful!  We won't know the outcome for a little while either.

Also,  we went to Brands Hatch last Sunday for the season finale of the touring cars.  It was a lovely day both weather wise and racing wise.

But that meant no post.  I do have progress to show this week though and it is only one week until our half term break!

I have made good progress on both the mittens 

Badger Creek  from Pompom magazine. 

And the scarf

Golden Grass again from Pompom. 

Both are being knit in stash yarn - the mittens from some leftover Zwartbles by John Arbon and the scarf from de Rerum Natura. 

And that is all the crafting.  I hope to be able to dig up the last of the potatoes this afternoon.  And hopefully do more knitting!

I hope everyone has had a great couple of weeks and that this coming week is full of crafting!


  1. Those mittens have a lovely textured pattern on them. So nice that both projects are able to be made from stash yarn.

  2. Love the pattern on the mittens. They look sooo warm and snuggly. Here in the US I don't think there are inspectors for public schools but there are for private schools. Instead public schools have to give standardized tests which is highly stressful for the kids and teachers.

  3. Those mittens look lovely. School visits by officials are never fun. Glad it is over for you.

  4. Ugh, inspections are so stressful. I hope you and your colleagues can relax a little now, I love the colour and texture of those mittens.

  5. I hope the results are good, recent news shows how stressful these can be. The mittens look like they'll be super cosy and warm. Liz