Monday, October 22, 2007

Nothing much to say...

I think the Stash Basket is getting a bit full - need to knit faster. Either that or find a bigger Basket! Vera, however is quite happy, more yarn makes for a softer cushion! She is less than happy with the chameleons though - has managed to shove one to the side and is busy thumping the other in the head.

Well it's now half term, and boy do we need the rest. Must catch up on some yarn projects. Note that I said 'some'. I'm lying. Tipsy is taking all my spare time. Not even thinking about all the other projects, which for me is most unusual, the fickle being that I am. Isn't anybody else out there going to knit this cardigan? It is really the most fun thing I've ever made (with maybe the Nautilus poncho from Nature Knits coming a close second) (but that was just in one colour). I'm itching to show you progress, but will be strong - come back tomorrow for more news.

Sorry if I've been a grumpy old bag lately, harping on about the 'shitty' days. I love my job, but when I say 'shitty' it really is meant quite literally. Teaching assistants have to do much more than just assist the teacher you know! I'd say that for 99% of the time, it's great fun, and the children are fantastic. They make me laugh so much - I was making pancakes with them once and they so wanted me to try flipping the pancakes. I explained that I wasn't very good at that, they always end up on the floor. One dear little boy proudly informed me that his dad was a great tosser. I can no longer look at that particular father without laughing. He must think I'm very odd. Me?

6 comments:

kerrie said...

Oh Michaela, you're not a grumpy old bag. We all love you. I couldn't do your job for a minute, here we are 1 day into half term and I'm ready to swap all 3 of mine for a bottle of wine. I couldnt be surrounded by small people all day! You need a bigger basket. I may have just the thing for you....

minxxy said...

I've done tipsy and she does lure you into row after row. I put her to rest for a few months as I was not happy with the slow progress!

picperfic said...

Oh Michaela....you are not a grumpy old bag! You are a tired old bag! I tossed pancakes once upon a time, and gave myself a really bad burn from tossing the frying pan too, I'll show you he scar one day! Looking forward to seeing tipsy's progress, I feel sure you'll finish her soon.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Okay, so I snorted when I read about that father! I'm sure it has nothing at all to do with the wine I have drunk at my friend's house this evening and everything to do with your witty repartee! Lucy x hic!

Working Mom Knits said...

Oh my goodness! I live in fear of Dennis coming out with those little gems! Too funny!

Monkee Maker said...

Yep. You definitely need a new basket. Or maybe you just need to empty it a bit .... I could have Vera back and the cute LCR's, but you can keep the chameleons and the kids though. Sorry!

Happy Half-Term!