Thursday, 12 March 2009

Birthday celebration, Ofstead and Knitting

On Saturday we went to visit Ali for a Birthday celebration, we had a delicious meal out. Now I can show you a photo of the teddybear jumper I knitted for Ali's bear, Timber. I knitted it on dpns and I followed a pattern which I found here. There is also a blog which I thought looked interesting, and I like the monkey blanket. It is very cute and also it might appeal to Monkey Maker. Yesterday the school had its Ofstead inspection and at the moment we are awaiting the final report for the grading but it is a good result. Needless to say the staff are all very happy and relieved. Knitting hasn't been so good. When I started the shawl I made a very silly mistake. So, having done 120 rows I had to take it all out and start again. It took me 2 hours to rip out nearly two weeks knitting work - groan and it looked so lovely too :-( I have started the shawl again and managed 18 rows thus far, at the moment my rows are 360 stitches long and seem to take for ever.
I hope you have a good weekend. Jane x


Willow said...

You are in good company ripping out shawls. Go to yarnharlot's blog and scroll down to her story about restarting a shawl something like TEN times! It's hilarious!

Congrats on passing the inspection--it's important, I know!

mushroommeadows said...

Oh my goodness; it took you 2 hours to rip out your shawl? :( So sad, but I hope it works out beautifully now!

I hope you have a great weekend, too!! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

The sweater is adorable! I'm glad Ali had a good birthday. I'm sorry you have to fix your shawl. I hate having to fix things like that!

MRS MJW said...

Oh, I am so sad for you. I HATE ripping things apart.

raining sheep said...

Oh you poor thing! I hate ripping out anything, least of all a shawl because, yeah, there are a lot of stitches on them. Cute little sweater on the teddy; great job there. Looks like you had a nice weekend too!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Jane, ooh Ofsted, my sisters a teacher so I understand how important it is (she gives me plenty of earache when the inspection is due).

Shame about the shawl, after all that work too X