Thursday, December 07, 2006

Catching up

Oops, where did November go ?. I can't quite believe that its December already, Christmas is just around the corner.

Okay so since my last post, I've been to Harrogate to the stitching show. I bought some lovely things - Hipknits aran weight silk, an Orna Willis chart and materials and some lovely Gloriana silks amongst other things. Whilst I was away, I got a cold from hell which is now dragging into its 3rd week.
The visit to my potential new employer went well and they seem to be keen to employ me but they don't have a vacancy just yet. They are going to contact me as soon as they have one though, which is just as well as my current Ward Sister seems to be trying to drive me insane with my rota for this month - I'm working Christmas day and the 3 days before it, 3 days between Christmas and New Year and 6 weekends in a row. I have had a discussion with her about it and made it clear that I am very unhappy about the situation. I was expecting to be working Christmas day but the rest of the rota stinks, especially considering that I helped her to ensure that the rota was covered for this month. I'm not going to let this get me down as I don't want it affecting me outside work. Looking on the bright side, I will have a good pay in January with all the weekend working.

Stitching wise, its Christmas all the way around here. I've stitched 5 ornaments in the past month and I finished my SB Jillian's stocking. Pictures to follow once I've done some finishing. Knitting wise, I'm working away on more socks and I've finish knitting a shrug in Rowan Chunky print. The Shrug is the design Blackberry from knitty and its the first thing bigger than socks/scarves/hats that I've knitted. Its not particulary perfect but its warm.

I've switched to beta blogger tonight also. It seems much easier to use and much easier to customise. It doesn't work with the Mac browser Safari so I've switched to Firefox, which I like better since it was upgraded. My blog might change a little over the coming weeks as I fancy a completely different look for it.


KarenV said...

Sorry about your Christmas work rota :( At least you get to treat yourself a bit in January - more stash, perhaps? ;)

Seahorse said...

Here's a poke in the eye for the Ward Sister ->>>> I hope you'll treat yourself to something nice with a bit of the extra pay. Fingers crossed the other job comes up asap too.

Redwitch said...

Sympathy about the rota, that really does suck, happy shopping in January tho'! Can't wait to see what you do with your blog redesign :) Thanks for sharing yr experience of beta too, after reading that I think I will make the switch soon as well.

Meari said...

Sorry to hear your Ward Sister is being a PITA. At least you'll have some extra spending $$. Happy shopping! Glad to hear the switch to beta went well. I've been holding off, but I think I'll make the switch soon.

stitcherw said...

Between your cold and the bad rota it certainly could be going better, hopefully your cold goes away soon and your new job comes through with better work shifts. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your projects, sounds like you'll have some wonderful ones to post for us soon.

MysteryKnitter said...

I hope you will get better soon.