Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Wow - they want me!

Last week I saw an ad pop up on our village website (www.audlem.org) about a part time job just a few minutes walk from my house. Bearing in mind that we live 8 miles from anywhere and the village has quite a few shops and pubs but not many other employers other than farms and a school I had a look as it was for an admin person (something I did about 15 years ago). Also it was for 15 hours a week - how hard can that be?

Having checked them out on the web and found out what they did I emailed them and was asked to go for interview the next day - not so tough I hear you say but given that I have only ever had a total of 3 interviews including this one it was a bit nerve wracking until I got into it. I think you may have guessed the out come by now and so 2 out of 3 interviews resulting in jobs is not too bad a record I feel (given that the first interview I ever had, I had been in a car crash the night before and was badly concussed). I have had a few part time jobs since I had Lottie but none of them required interviews for various reasons.

I don't start until the 16th of November so I have plenty of time to think about things but to take my mind of it I treated myself to some lace weight yarn that nobody had snapped up at the posh sale (I checked before I went to bed on Sunday and it was waiting for me to buy it). I hope it arrives before all of the post goes mad!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Oh dear me!

I have just got back from Embroiderers' Guild and I have to say 'oh dear me' as the whole group did not enjoy the speaker today! At least it was not me who booked her but as the treasurer always reminds me - 'The buck stops with me!' Fortunately it is not always like this, last week we did a fantastic workshop on Calico Gardens, this is as far as I have got with mine:

And this is what it should look similar to when I have finished!

A way to go yet then!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Where are you all?

I look at the blog site everyday and I notice that you are all missing - what are you all up to that you haven't put posts up in ages?

I have been putting more bobbles on the 'Ibble Obble' socks and have only got 1 more round of bobbles to do, then it will be rib and heel time - these are sounding more and more edible by the day!

I am guessing that the box could be arriving with me sometime in the near future as I think I must be nearly the last on the list this time so I am quite excited!

Him indoors has had 3 phone interviews (with the same company) in the last couple of weeks so hopefully he should be gainfully employed again soon. Not before we spend halfterm in Norfolk though - how I am missing my favourite seaside place and can't wait to get back and walk along the beach, although I suspect it will need hats wellies and coats this time around. What fun!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Ibble Obble Chocolate Bobble!

This old rhyme keeps popping into my head as I knit these! The construction is quite different to any other toe up socks I have done before and the grey yarn you can see is the waste yarn that you put in so you can add an after thought heel (again another new one to me) but the sock has grown really quickly as the yarn is DK weight - I am using a cotton type which is lovely to feel but a bit splitty (I nearly didn't use it but after having bought it I felt I should at least give it a go). The bobbles are really easy to do after you get the hang of them and I am using the knitting backwards technique as well so I don't need to keep turning them around.

The bobbles remind me of a favourite jumper I had when I was a teenager it was a lavender coloured fluffy type and had bobbles all over it - it was my favourite for years. I guess the bobbles were made in exactly the same way as these and I remember being in awe of who ever knitted it as I knew back then how much work would have gone into making the whole thing!
How life has moved on since those days (I wouldn't want to go back though)!