Thank you for all the lovely comments last week, they were so encouraging.
This week has gone better, though this is still strictly a Christmas knitting update rather than a Year of Projects one. Still, next week’s update should see the end of that work which I cannot blog about and hopefully the restart of either Babette or some Christmas crafting for Small Girl.
So I redid the frogged work and everything looks a whole lot better. Since I can’t give pictures of the actual projects, here’s a picture of the Christmas yarns. The two arans are Artesano (no surprise there ) and the orange/yellow is AtelierZitron’s fabulous Trekking XXL sock yarn. It’s soft, not too twisty, and knits up beautifully. I am doomed to make a pair of socks in this at some point.
The rest of my week has been taken by 3 more school visits, more school application admin, some housework, and finally putting the money down for a new bike (hurrah!) Bike is due on Thursday, weather is due to start going downhill on Tuesday. Sigh. We did however, this week, get the wonderful news that Small Girl is in catchment for a lovely school in a village on the outskirts of town. The council have missed our address off the system that allocates addresses to schools, which as you can imagine is presenting some challenges. Luckily, this school was able to show us that we fall well within their catchment area, and they do their own admissions processing so there’s less chance of the council
messing it up deciding that we are not in catchment for that school. We now just have the same problem as everyone else – ie hoping that there are no more 30 priority places, siblings and “in area other” children applying for the 30 spaces. It’s going to be a long wait to April, when we get to know.
Anyway, I hope everyone has had a good week. Christmas is starting to look alarmingly close, and New Year even closer somehow. Where did that year go? Have I really spent nearly six months of it blogging about knitting and crochet every week? Who’d have thought it?