12 January 2008

That Exhausted Feeling

I am truly knackered. I am utterly crap at doing work at sensible times and thus end up planning lessons until 3am and then feeling crap for the rest of the week. It's insane how one day back at school can leave me feeling so tired. Yep, I'm back and have taught my first lesson of my SSA (icky assignment). It actually went pretty well and the teacher seemed pretty pleased with it, apart from when I lost it a bit at the end. I could have been a lot worse though and the boys were actually quiet and seemed to be paying attention (possible because some of the annoying ones weren't in!). I now just have to plan my lessons for Tuesday, my now 6 period day (there's only 8 in total). Not the best way to start the week but it could be worse.

The knitting was going really well. I got Andy's new hat finished really quickly (one annoying mistake but if I'm really honest, you can't see it unless you're looking) and I've done my iPod sock and a new pair of wristlets. I love the wristlets, although they are a little tight. And I even have plans for tons of my stash but I've come to a bit of a mental block. I started a new bag and I already hate it so it's going into hibernation. I'm going to work on very simple socks for Andy as he bought himself some stuff in the sale that he wants knitting up so it should help me get over the knitting block, hopefully.

I also visited a new shop (well, new for me). All the Fun of the Fair (just off Carnaby Street) is so nice! It's pretty, cozy and the girl who was working in there was so friendly. I did, however, buy more yarn! Bad me but it was really cheap. A huge ball of Opal for £2 and some cute stuff by Patons I'd never seen that has a nice shine to it but isn't totally synthetic. I was very impressed. I will be visiting again but not too soon as I just have too much yarn!

I've also bought some yarn off a lovely girl on Ravelry that I'll be able to dye. I'm off downstairs in a little bit to see what Koolaid I have so I can either order more or plan on what to do when it arrives.

I'm unfortunately still waiting (very impatiently) for my SG gift swap to arrive. I like surprises too much! I should be getting the free form piece soon enough though and that will make me happy. It's nice to know I can still get involved with SG stuff, even though I'm not a member anymore. And now I'm more than annoyed that the prices have gone up since they introduced country specific payment stuff.

Anyway...I can't be bothered to post photos right now; I've got too much to do like eating, checking supplies and trying to decide whether I can be bothered to get new sock needles. I may just end up spending money at Get Knitted on more Knit Picks.

Oh, I did forget to mention that the SLC finally pulled there finger out so I have much more money for knitting!