Well, university is over and the job hunt is afoot. I survived three very hard years with unimaginable challenges. University was one of the best things that I have ever done for myself. I have loved the past three years as I have learnt things and had new experiences. My final year of university was by far the hardest in both a personal and academic sense. The call of the dissertation is a dreaded one! This will inevitably invoke the art of procrastination…which we all know students become Jedi masters at. Nevertheless perseverance is the key to success and success was had even under the most debilitating of circumstances.
However, with that now being firmly behind me I intend to move onward and upward! This includes current employment (I say the job hunt is afoot it is now at a conclusion) I have managed to secure the perfect job for me. This being a teaching assistant in a primary school. I am working with Year 6 students which is quite a jump from Reception and is a little bit of a shock to the system but I love it nonetheless. With SAT’s being a fundamental aspect of Year 6, stressed out students will no doubt follow behind. No matter how much preparation and planning we put into getting our students ready, they will feel the pressure of having to sit a test that will impact their starting point at secondary school. To help combat the stress and anxiety I have hatched a plan to do therapy/calming/unwind-esque sessions. One of these will of course be related to knitting. It will be open to both boys and girls but we will have to wait and see who are the takers. I want it to be a safe space for the children to come away from the slog of test papers and have a stitch and bitch ‘Year 6 style’.
Unsurprisingly I have digressed and gotten carried away on a train of thought. I will come back to these therapy session ideas at a later date. For now though onto the topic of Bonny Bunting. As you can gather by the title this particular piece is to do with bunting. Blend It Like Saza asked me to make some bunting to help decorate her bedroom which she was in the process of doing. The bunting that I made was crocheted and so easy to do, it was just a series of increases. I chose the colours that matched her room resulting in quite an earthy bunting.
Crocheted on a 5 mm hook in double knit acrylic yarn, it was made in spitting time. It was the first time that I had made bunting and I was so pleased with the finished product. So much so that I have decided to make it in a new colour theme…can you guess?
Yes, that is right, I am making Christmas bunting this year to decorate either my bedroom or the front room. I can’t decide just yet, thoughts? With the Bonny Bunting I only made the triangles in block colours as I wasn’t confident enough to try and stripe some of them. However, for the Christmas bunting I intend on making it fabulous darling. It will be in the classic red, green and white colour scheme but that is not all. Some will be striped and look like a candy cane or even elf on the shelf triangles. Some will even have pieces appliqued onto them including holly and snowflakes. You know me, classy isn’t necessarily my style when it comes to Christmas…gaudy is more what comes to mind. I mean it’s Christmas if you can’t then, then when can you eh? (Name that Christmas film) I will be getting onto Christmas themed goodies pretty soon so keep your peepers peeled.
I hope that you are all well and are beginning to find the path you want to travel on or if you are just starting on it, I hope that it leads you to where you want to be.