Cinderella, you SHALL go to the craggers meeting…

February 13, 2008 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Unfortunately I missed my dressmaking class last night, because I slept sooooooo badly on Monday that the thought of pushing myself to make my deadline as well as going into Reading to get a pattern and fabric (without which I’d have been sitting twiddling my thumbs at the class) and then going out and having to operate machinery with pointy bits just felt like too much. As it was, I was asleep by 9 anyway, so probably just as well!!

I’m regretting it now, though, as I’ve just found out that next week is half term, and having carefully arranged my holiday so as to be the week after the last class, I now discover I’ll be missing the last one too. Bugger. V disappointed.

Still, every cloud, eh? It does mean that next week I get a triple whammy of knitting group, asking awkward questions about consumer goods at the CRAG meeting and going to see ‘Crude Awakenings’ in Bracknell. In short, a week of, ‘aaargh, we’re all dooooomed – let’s knit!’

An excellent philosphy, I feel.

Ooh, and the organiser of the knitting group is going to start selling yarn at the market in town in March. Finally, proper wool without having to get on a train! I feel my budget taking a hit….

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