Thursday, May 25, 2006

I Covet Twinkle

Just got back from this week's SnB meeting. Nearly done with the main branch of the scarf, it's only six stitches wide now. I stopped by Borders before heading home and picked up the recent issue of Interweave Knits. There's an article in it on my favorite knitwear designer, Wenlan Chia. Her line, Twinkle, consists of whimsical chunky knits that fit really well. She's coming out with a book called twinkle's Big City Knits early next year that's calling my name!
I also picked up some cd's, best of bowie and Michael Buble. One of the workers at Job One is convinced Buble boosts sales. I'm just a sucker for singers with interesting voices.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Summer Plans

School's finally out for the summer so I can get back to my knitting. Yep, I have my priorities down.
My Summer Plans:
I really want to take a photography class over the summer but I need to figure out how to get there. It is at another college rather far away by bus but it would enable me to print photos during the summer. I also plan to try out my dad's medium format camera. It takes square photos so the composition would be different from what I've been doing.
I've also started work on designing a website for one of my jobs. I've finished the site and page maps and the design itself would be fun but the tech guy left the company so now they expect me to code it, too. Ummm, I haven't learned that yet. There is a non-credit CSS coding class that I'm supposed to take over the summer but it wouldn't be for a while. In the meantime, I'll go through the tutorials at w3schools.
Oh, and of course, knitting! First is finishing a certain scarf, especially since I saw this. Another cherry blossom scarf! Eeeep!
I also just got an Ipod recently. I spent a couple of hours last night figuring out how to load some of my favorite knitting patterns on it. No more unlabeled scraps of paper with cryptic patterns on them! Woohoo!