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Monday, 21 February 2011

Phew! Half Term

Hello folks.

It's time for a rest.
I'm not sure why we (kids and teachers) all get so worn out coming up to half term but we do.
Maybe it's because we have a date to aim for, just keep going and then drop.
The whole school has had Africa as a topic this term culminating in an Art Week last week. The children were mixed up ~ so all ages working in groups together ~ they made Egyptian Necklaces, Adrinka Tiles with clay which are from Ghana, Kenyan sunset pictures and Batik cloth panels using flour and water paste instead of wax.
It's been very tiring for adults and children alike.

Added to that the builders are making loads of noise cutting blocks, driving diggers past the windows all day and eating cake which we're supplying them with (to keep them sweet!) We've had to clear some areas as well because a section of the roof is being removed this week.
It's all go.
The children in the class I (mostly) work with have also made these African masks.
If you look in the background you can see the map of Africa which they reconstructed, learning about their country on the way.

On the knitting front not much has happened.
I've finished my two squares for the friendship blanket this month ~ autumn colours in garter stitch, so I'll be getting them in the post.
The stocking stitch shawl I'm making with my hand dyed doesn't seem to have progressed much, mainly because I keep unravelling the border as I run out of yarn. I will crack it, it's starting to make me mad!

I'm in the middle of dyeing more sock yarn, so if the light gets better (it's very dingy because of rain and rubbish for taking photos) you can have a sneaky preview. I'm hoping to get a web site up and running soon.

Right, DS is going to help me with some winding now (he thinks he's playing on the PS3!)

Have a good week.
Bye for now.......................Clicky Needles.


  1. Half term is well needed in my house too (except I am working until Wednesday) The weather doesn't help does it? Miserable! Anyway look forward to seeing your yarn in the shop when I go in this week. Good luck getting DH off the PS3.
    Tickety-boo x

  2. Good luck with your shawl and the yarn dyeing. I am knitting your girly shawl and loving it!

  3. Hope you are having a relaxing, yarn-filled half term!

  4. Glad you have a vacation time! Looks like the kids are learning a lot in your school. We're having a sunny day here in Oregon USA - but they predict snow tomorrow or the next day. Excuse me, but I was ready for Spring! :-)

    Hugs, Teresa


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