Wednesday, October 01, 2008

if youre happy and you know it clap your hands....

well the smiths didnt write any songs with the word 'clap' in the title, and that was the only one i could think of so...

but i am happy, and i am clapping - see:

i so love how this is turning out, but i absolutely will not have enough yarn to make it as long as i would like, so looks like a little spending spree at fibreworks is in order....

not right now tho. i think we spent enough today at a certain little swedish variety outlet....


trent quit his job yesterday because he got a new one starting next week. so we went shopping. he has also been playing with his pool. like, twice a day:

at least i can say i do have a cabana boy!

on the tinkingbell sock front, i had to frog them because the cherry tree hill yarn wasnt working on the 3mm needles, so i went back to 2.5s. it is a variegated yarn which is usually a killer for lacey patterns but this one is working, in an odd kind of way. will show more when its further advanced. i might even post it over on the SSS blog, which i am very pleased that bells and rosered have decided to get going again this summer. i will try not to put so much pressure on myself this time tho!

speaking of pressure, i got an email yesterday from that place where i teach a bit, telling me i had been nominated for a teaching award. get this tho, you have to then APPLY yourself, so you have to put together a portfolio of your teaching experience and explain why you should get the award you just got nominated for. does that seem like a seinfeld moment to anyone? i am SO not going to bother, just on principle. stupid unis. what do they know about anything?!

k xx

8 comments:

Rose Red said...

oooh, lovely Ikea and pool boy and clappy!

And you know what - I think you should do the application thingy. I know it's pretty lame but sometimes working the system is a good thing (and hey, what a compliment that you were nominated! congratulations!) Make the most of it I reckon!

Bells said...

i think RR is right - but I would react the same way. I'm a bit bah humbug about such things. But you never know.

Love your cabana boy!!!

I still have never been to the Swedish shop. Ever. I really must.

amy said...

The clapotis is beautiful! And I tend to agree, what sort of award is it if you have to do all that work? Sigh. But I'm essentially lazy...

Georgie said...

You have NEVER been to the swedish shop Bells? *gobsmacked*

Where was I...oh yes, lovely clappy.

And congrats on your nomination, even though its is ridiculous that you now have to do all the work! So typical!

2paw said...

That is a very Indian giver kind of nomination. (Is that un PC now, to say that?? I never know) Nice cabama boy!!! Nice Cup'o'tea!!!
A Swedish shop??? No chance of one here on The Apple Isle ever I should think. And maybe that's not such a bad thing!!!

Fernicle said...

How wonderful that you have been nominated for a teaching award! How ridiculous that you then have to apply for it yourself!
How awesome to have such a handsome pool boy :)

xxx

TinkingBell said...

Gorgeous clappy - must knit my second one! and well done on being nominated - regardless!

OOh a pool boy! Lucky you! Hope your socks are OK - the cascade is classed as a DK, but stretchy like - if you have some harmony hanging about it would probably be good with the 3mm sticks!

Jejune said...

Oooh rather jealous down here of both the Ikea and the pool!!

Yikes, that award thing sounds like a whole lot of pressure and extra work! Good call.