Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I haven't disappeared!!

Thank you for all your sweet comments and emails. I'm settling in well at my new job. Everyone is lovely, it's a great team. It's just so busy! The students haven't started yet and already there's mountains of paperwork! It's all very alien to me, and I'm making it up as I go along. I am getting homesick being away from James, the kitties, Monty, home and my friends (in no particular order!). But everyone keeps emailing with updates and pictures so I don't feel left out!
I expected to have oodles of time to knit, since I'm living with my aunty (an incredibly hardworking consultant at a Bristol hospital) who's quite often out in the evenings. Although, I don't get home until much later than I would do in Nottingham. And then I have to cook, which I'm not used to, it's usually James who cooks. So, my evenings seem to fly by. Especially since I'm still tying up bits of my thesis, and I have that to do in the evenings. So. Not much knitting has been done! Despite several bags of WIPs on the bedroom floor!
BUT. I have visited GetKnitted! In the first week I was here, naturally. Luckily, they're open late on a Thursday. And I was not disappointed! Its huge! So. Much. Beautiful. Stuff. I bought some secret items, and spent an age perusing.... Lots of Lorna's Shepherd Sock. Drool. My favourite! And, I was looking for a Sirdar pattern, that I swear I saw somewhere. I described it to them and they had no idea what I was talking about. But, they went and got out their computer so I could search the internet and try to find it. So, so kind and friendly. Needles to say I shall be going back. Incidently, first rule of shopping, when you see something you want to buy just buy it, don't wait until another day. Especially if it's a paper pattern at £2.50.
I'm also deciding whether to join Secret of the Stole. After reading about the Mystery Stole 3 I realy like the idea. However, I can;t find any pic of her previous patterns. I'd like to see some before I start ona complex secret patterns. Although 500+ people have joined the group already! Ummm, I don't know..
I shall be back on the radar from now on I promise!


Queen of the froggers said...

I am glad work is OK and you are settling. The Get Knitted trip sounded fab!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, that you are enjoying your new position! Thanks for keeping us updated. Your new local yarn shop sounds lovely, too.

I've recently ordered some Lorna's Laces sock yarn. I'm sure I'll love it as much as you do.

Take care, and have fun in your new adventures. (Don't forget to share kitty pics with us, if James sends you funny ones). :-)

Amanda (gr8aunt)

Cat said...

There you are! Glad to hear work's going ok so far - take care :)

Liz said...

Hello hello! Glad the new job is going well. Take care of yourself!

glittrgirl said...

I am pleased your new job is going well - Isn't GetKnitted marvellous?

Annie said...

Glad to see you back! I'm doing the Secret Stole, too, so you should definitely do it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Nell, I've almost finished your last package and hope to get it posted by the end of next week, I'm waiting on a couple of things that are taking ages to arrive.
Hope you are well and happy, CG xxx