Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Square one

I know most of you (if there's any of you left!) are probably sick of me giving excuses on how time really flies and and *poof* there goes another 3 months before I even realised it.

In case you're curious as to what have happened to me in the time that passed, I barely survived an overstayed visit from a relative (5 weeks!!!), then I survived my first real job as an EFL teacher in a summer school unscathed. Monday was my last day at work, and while I enjoyed it, I can't imagine doing it full time. Imagine this, 1400 teenagers over 7 weeks, one-hour commute each way, junk canteen food twice a day. On the other hand, I had masses of lovely students, amazing colleagues and learned a ton. It was quite an experience, and I'd definitely do it again, but no more than 6 weeks at a time! As far as first proper job goes, it went swimmingly, albeit rather short. I was so confused when I got my first pay slip as I had no idea what it's for. It definitely felt good to be earning, but now I'm back to square one in the job hunting department!

One major downside of working is that I've found that I have the tendency to abandon everything else. Things like keeping in touch with people (only my parents were persistent enough), healthy eating, exercising, cleaning and worst of all, knitting. Let's not even mention blogging. I did manage to get some knitting done towards the end once everything have calmed down significantly, so all is not lost. Let's hope that my knitting and blogging will be less sporadic now that I'm back to job hunting.

There is one project that I've been wanting to share with you. I named it Spring Fountain Shawl, which should give you an idea of when I actually knitted and finished it. I might call it Autumn Fountain Shawl instead when I publish it, just to be more seasonable.

The pattern has been in working progress for longer than I care to admit, but I'm aiming to have it published by September the latest. I just need to have one last photo shoot in the mountains of Slovenia! Yes, I will be leaving tomorrow for a week in Slovenia. If you recall from my previous posts, I have mentioned my flatmate/travel partner Maja. She and I will be touring the country (there were mountains mentioned **shudder**) and I'll be joining in on her family occasions. Considering my highly limited Slovene (I know about 10 words), I'll be having my knitting to keep entertained during the trip. I promise to be back next weekend with pictures and updates! Can someone please email me and nag at me if I don't??

p.s: how do you like the new look of the blog?