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.