My Dr, who is wonderfully supportive, recommends I find a less stressful job - yikes.
So I am giving myself a few more days to try and calm down (I am very jittery at the moment and have been very tense all week, an impending doom sort of tense) and then start looking, including jobs out of teaching, but I know not what ... ideas?
This box of lovelies is for a test knit I am currently doing - and loving, will have to check with the designer about how Top Secret it is before giving any details. Enough for now to say I love the pattern, and the wool / cashmere blend is gorgeous.
I am determined to improve my spinning - I keep ending up with lively, overspun wool - not dreadfully overspun but enough to make knitting it up a bit of a pain. All that effort for very little - so I was much more careful with this little lot. It is a custom dyed 'Spin a Cardi' amount bought from the lovely Marianne picperficGreys, pinks, purples, black - perfic!
Very soft bfl, hence the halo on it, I plied with some cashmere and ended up with this:
which although not perfect is much better than I have made so far. 3 skeins so far and about 150g still to spin. I have an idea in my head for a cardi design, so that's for maybe Sunday.
I think I posted a while ago about a quilt pattern I had seen in greys - and lo and indeed behold the little fabric shop here had several of the prints in. So did I buy it and cut out the quilt pieces? Or did I buy some and cut out a skirt instead?
Of course, a summer skirt - Amy Butler's Barcelona Skirt pattern, all pieces cut out the other evening and I sewed the front yesterday. My sewing mojo is in hibernation at the mo, but as it is very warm here and I need some summery skirts I plan on finishing this by tomorrow. I also have some flowery (pink roses on black) fabric so if it's as nice as i hope will make one from that too.
I am struggling to reassess and make plans for my life. Things need to change - work obviously being the priority as it is making me very ill. I suspect a new job will mean a house move, and that's ok. But it's hard, wondering where and how to make such massive changes. For now it's one tiny step at a time - this week that's decluttering (kitchen cupboards first and some clothes etc for ebay) and trying to calm down a bit. I also need to sort my physical health out, and at least get a swim in even if I can't manage the gym just yet - haven't been for over two weeks.