Hi all! I'm sat here with my hot water bottle as i type this blog post. after a couple of lovely sunny days, i cant believe how cold it is right now! i must invest in an electric blanket.
right, sadly i don't have much knitting to show at all. sowwy :(
i am spending all my lunch breaks and spare time knitting these darn sheep:
they are cute, i DO like them, but I'm just rather fed up of only knitting sheep. did i ever mention what they're for? this winter, there is going to be a sheep trail around Liverpool One (the main shopping bit in Liverpool). they're going to be in all the shop windows... and I'm knitting them all! i still have loads to knit, i must crack on when I've finished this post!
my last blog post seems so long ago, it was just before i started my new job. it's going pretty well, I'm rather enjoying it actually! I'm still in training in another store, and waiting for 'my shop' (as I'm calling it) to open properly. I've purchased a couple of things while I've been working there... though I'm trying not to, it's so hard! my latest finds include these two coats:
This one is more of a mack, like a raincoat. it's a ditsy floral pattern and i LOVE IT! the best thing ever for rainy days.
now, other new purchases. i really shouldn't have got any of these, I'm so poor, but a girl needs retail therapy now and then!
This is actually what i wore today. cable cropped jumper from new look, love it! (the shorts are also from new look, but the teenage department! i get alot of bits from there. it's good being short sometimes!)
This is what i wore under the jumper. a body suit (or 'baby grow' as my boyfriend calls them) from primark. i got a couple of these, they're good to wear for work. i wear my jeans low, so i don't want to expose my underwear bending down, so these are perfect. what else, what else.... oh yes!
This is also a primark. they've got such good stuff in there lately. i noticed this fair isle jumper a while back, but only got it last week. the only size left was a 12, so a bit big for me but i got it anyway! as it's wool it might shrink in the wash, but i like the slouchyness of it anyways! here's a close up of the pattern:
i got some new slippers too, from Accessorize.
cute, no? notice a knitted theme with all of my purchases? well it is winter!
a couple of weekends ago, my friend Caroline took part in a street art competition. it's apparently the only one in the UK. it was chilly, but it was really good. i got snappy happy:
This is Caroline's face at the end of the day. a work of art in itself!!!
me and Caroline.... darn my goofy teeth!
us again, looking at art. me with another silly face!
she got me this mini knitted cake, with a chocolate inside. it's pretty sweet:
have you seen these leggings from River Island???
They're a little bit brilliant! i must buy these and wear them on Christmas day.
speaking of leggings, i saw something today that disturbed me somewhat. i know that everyone is fully entitled to dress in whatever they please, and that is great... but i really do question peoples decisions sometimes. Why oh why do people insist on wearing leggings as trousers/pants. today i saw a girl, with a rather large rear end, wearing leggings and a short jacket. the leggings where stretched SO tight over her bum, that they'd thinned and i could see that she had NO underwear on. They were THAT thin! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY???
wear a long top over the leggings, or wear proper trousers please. and given the choice, why would you rather wear viscose/polyester leggings and not cotton? cotton is warmer, nicer on the skin and are better quality. This problem wouldn't happen as often if people just wore cotton leggings, they will not turn opaque. they only cost a pound or two more in primark, and they'd save people alot of embarrassment!
Rant over. here are some pretty pictures to end the blog. I'm going to knit a sheep's head and wait for the boyfriend to come round after his band practise. Night night y'all!