Sunday, 15 November 2015

A blustery Sunday

Well, I really don't have much to report really. I'm writing this with my feet up and another abandoned KIP ( Knit in progress ) on my lap, Harry Potter the final film ont telly. 
I have NO idea where I am with this knit! I'm trying to look at the pattern and my notes to figure out where in the blinking heck I was up to!! All the fun of the fair! 
I was going to write some Christmas cards but all my lists etc are upstairs somewhere. Maybe next weekend, I will tackle this. That is. Look for the stuff!!

Thank you to the two ladies  ( Pam and Mrs G  ) who'd like to read the book I mentioned in my last post. I hope it's ok, I'll send it to one of you, with the postage and the address of the other inside to be posted along after you've read it. 

On Tuesday, I walked with six colleagues and 60 children a mile n a smidge to the town cinema to see a free film. Believe. 
It absolutely pissed it down all the way there. Then it absolutely pissed it down all the way back. We were soaked. Like drowned rats. 
I did have my day brightened by a little chat me and a pupil had. 

Pupil: ere Miss, is that a homeless person or a black sack of rubbish? 

Me: *squinting through the stair rod 
rain* I think it's a bag

Pupil: oh I'm glad. It would have really made me sad if it had been a homeless person, out in this rain. 

Me: ohhh, you really are such a lovely caring person. 

Pupil: yeah, I know 

Me: *laughing inwardly at the false modesty*

Pupil: at me old school. I helped out the class wimp.(!!!! )  Taught 'em how to stick up for themselves. Showed them all the classics! 

Me: laughing inwardly wondering what the hell the 'classics' are! 

I'm pleased to report its finally cold oop North and I rejoice in it! 
I have finished the little layette just in time! The baby was born this week. 
It's knit in very soft 4ply 
The pattern is from 1971 so it's ( 28 ) years old!! 
I hope they like it. 

Oh I have news, Miss 21 has booked her plane tickets to New Zealand and Mr 18 has landed himself an apprenticeship in IT. His uni place is still there for him should he decide it is what he wants after all but for now, all seems settled. 

Not so for those poor poor people enjoying a Friday night out in Paris. We really must enjoy each day as it comes X 

Lots of love from 
Rachel *Sunday roast smells good tonight* Radiostar xx 

20 comments:

  1. Your knitting is lovely, I have all the patterns from when my girls were babies, don't think I will ever get rid of them.

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  2. Maybe we should do a pattern photocopy swap Marlene. I adore all the older patterns.

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  3. Lovely - if I get it first I shall post it on to Pam as soon as I've finished it - if I get it second I'll pass it on elsewhere afterwards:) Thanks, Rachel x

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    1. I bet you'll devour it like I did! It'll keep you guessing!!

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  4. Lovely knitting and when I looked at the photo I thought 'I've made that'. I think it's older than 28 years though! :-)
    I'm wondering what the 'classics' are too.
    J x

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    1. It's 'eternally 28' years old like me Joy!! Xx

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    1. Cheers X how's that blue knit of yours going?

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  6. Snap with Mrs G's comment, looking forward to it.

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    1. I'm glad you will get to read it! It's frothy thriller nonsense!

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  7. Glorious knitting, Mrs. I almost wish I was a baby just so I could enjoy wearing it :o) XXX

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    1. I could do one in your size if you really want!

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  8. What a gorgeous layette. I'm laughing at the conversation between you and the pupil. Good to know he's passing on all the moves.

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    1. I really do adore this class, even though they drive me berserk!

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  9. That little knitted set is gorgeous. Kids say some really funny things don't they. I Have a feeling his classics wouldn't be approved of somehow. But good for him taking the class 'wimp' under his wing lol. xx

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    1. That makes me laugh a lot. The class wimp!!

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  10. Oops pressed publish before I'd finished my spiel. Exciting times for Miss 21, when does she go and for how long? And well done to Mr 18. I'm going to encourage Amy into a job or an apprenticeship if I can especially if she doesn't need a degree for what she wants to do. No point in going to Uni just for the sake of it. xx

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    1. She's going in January till March.
      Miss 21 would encourage anyone to go to uni just for the sake of it hehehe. She loved it! I never went so I couldn't say! But yes, no point if she doesn't need to! Bloody kids, what a nightmare! So much easier when they could fit into their little knitted layettes!

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  11. I am in awe of your knitting skills, what an absolutely gorgeous layette. I would love to be able to mange more than just a basic knit or purl stitch and can not follow a pattern. I need to improve my crocheting before I tackle knitting again.

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    1. I'm desperate to do proper fancy crochet but it's too hard and I do not understand the pattern! All you need to do this pattern is a basic knit n purl. That's it X How exciting to get each other in the card swap!! Can you leave me a comment with your email? I'll not publish of course X

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