Thursday, August 10, 2006

Keeping busy

No news on the job front. I'm still on holiday from work so I've been keeping busy. The organisation of my craft room continues slowly.

I have some knitting HDs to share

Firstly some gloves knitted from the Fetching pattern featured in Knitty Summer 2006. I loved knitting these and cables are my new love - they are much easier to knit than I would have thought. I've got more cashmerino aran to knit some more

And a simple garter stitch scarf from some cheap yarn called funky chunky

I've also finished stitching another coutry companions design from a Cross stitcher cover kit.

Today I'm planning to get some more finishing done. I've got a couple of exchanges to work on too.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Organisation and frustration

Those are the two words that sum up today. Organisation because I'm in the process of reorganising my spare room aka the craft room to make it tidier and more organised. At the moment, things are really disorganised, especially the card making stuff and so I bought a portable storage unit to tame it. Photos to follow when its done.

The frustration is job related. I want to move into a different field of nursing and with that in mind, I applied for a distance learning degree. Today I was told I can't get into the course because I don't have a job in that field. It gets worse as every job I have seen in my area in that field, wants experience in that field plus the course, which I can't get either of because I can't get a job without the experience or the course... I feel like I have spent a lot of time today banging my head against a brick wall. In addition, I had sent out CVs to several recruitment agencies with no reply. Finally, late on today, I got a couple of job leads which I need to wait to see if they turn into anything.

Thanks to everyone who has commented on my last few posts. Your comments are very much appreciated. Eileen, I'm just about to email you about the SB pillow. I'm away to try and finish some knitting which hopefully will reduce my stress levels.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Weekend catch up

This will the third time I've tried to post this as blogger has been acting up.

This past weekend, I didn't have to work so I had my parents and my aunt over for dinner. Dinner went well apart from when my dad was opening a bottle of sparkling wine and set the cork off. It shot up and smashed my light fitting to pieces so I've going to have to brave Ikea to buy a replacement.
Other than that, the week has been okay. I got some very good news about a long awaited pay rise. I haven't had a lot of time to stitch but I have done some more finishing

Today was a great mail day. I got 4 lovely balls of sock yarn that I bought off ebay, my monthly Essy's friend kit from Elegant stitch and finally a lovely scissor fob from Judith as part of the Rotation stitchers scissor fob exchange.

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One more work day till I have 13 days off. I'm planning 13 days of extra sleep, stitching, knitting, finishing and stash organisation