Tuesday, May 01, 2007

sooooo... what happened to April?

Seriously.

So no photos because I cannot get them on this computer for some reason (it's evil) but let me tell you- my new yarn? Gorgeous. Just. Gorgeous. It's the Makes Waves afghan from Fleece Artist in these amazing muted shades of gold and every other colour- slubby (wool that goes from thick to thin), baby alpaca (little loopy yarn very soft), and curly locks (bigger loops) (see here for all the yarns except unfortunately the slubby). I mean it just makes you want to cry. I knit up the swatch last night (usually I don't do swatches for blankets but I wanted to make sure I liked the stitch pattern and this way I can carry it around in my purse to show people) and yeah, I'll be making the blanket. Mmmmmmmmmm.

So as some may already know- I got into UBC so I'm pretty freaked out/excited as sin about that. It starts in July and is 12 months intensive instead of the 2 year (16 month) program. So in about 14 months I'll be qualified to teach! woohoo! I'm planning on travelling for a bit afterwards- but I haven't thought about it that much so if you have any questions about that plan I may just shrug and say 'um.... maybe'.

I head back to home pretty soon after being spoiled in the lovely Okanagan for two weeks. I went out for Mexican today... soooooo good. Me loves the feta (and because Julia told me about how aged cheese is nicer to us lactose-intolerant freaks it was without pain!). I also have gotten some nice new sock yarn (Claudia hand painted in Chocolate Cherry & Koigu) and a Care Bears crochet book.

I finished reading Misery which was... fun, and then I started The Princess Bride but I decided I need to read something that isn't going to have any violence in it just for a bit so I'm now reading the Undomestic Goddess which is cute and funny, well written- exactly what I wanted.

And for those of you who don't already know, Amy Winehouse is a god. Back to Black- go get it now. I'll wait till you listen and then come back and thank me.

You're welcome.

4 comments:

Emma said...

The blanket sounds gorgeous. Love Fleece Artist!

Sheena said...

Hey, you'll have to change your "About me" because you're no longer an undergrad! :)

Jill said...

Congratulations on UBC! (But we'll miss you

Angela said...

Congrats on UBC!

And the blanket sounds wonderful. I'm doing a mitred square baby blanket right now. It's fun!