Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
We could have used the rain the weekend before that. Those aren't normal clouds. That was the view north towards the "Freeway Complex" fire that raged in north Orange County. We were far from the fires, but the winds blew the smoke our way.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Yes, I am very thankful. I have a great family and wonderful friends. I also have a great job where I get to do interesting things and work with fantastic people. Of course, the great job also impinges on both my blogging and knitting time. Still, there has been knitting here at Chez Engineer. I can't post one of my completed projects until after the holidays and the Pacific Northwest Shawl is still drying as it was (finally) blocked today. I have also returned to my Cardigan for Arwen. One side and the back are finished and the other side is coming along nicely. That one won't be finished in November, but it should be on the blog before the end of the year.
One of the things I am thankful for is that I'm not expecting the baby for whom this was knit.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in a blue-purple heather (just over one skein)
Needles: US7 circulars
Notes: This is a pretty easy pattern that knits up quickly (or would be if you bought enough yarn the first time or remembered at which Michael's you bought the yarn, since they don't all carry this colorway). The final item is a cute little sweater that is intended for the future first born of Young Man's home room teacher.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...
Simple, Progressive, and Sensual
11 Ukiyo-e, 7 Islamic, 10 Impressionist, -17 Cubist, -10 Abstract and -4 Renaissance!
Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.
People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.