Friday, May 25, 2007
Yes! Bridges! I draw bridges for Professor Gauvreau using Google SketchUp. That's a lot of fun. We are currently working on a "bridge reference library" project that will include basic information (i.e. cross section, longitudinal section, dimension, 3-D perspective) of the bridges selected. This is my first “academic job”. I am working in a really nice office. The only problem with the office is that it’s all made of glass. People walking by can see clearly through the glass walls and observe what I am doing. My other friends are also working in the University and one of them, Sherry, said I am like an animal in a zoo for people to visit. The other unpleasing thing is that I am the ONLY ONE in the office!! I have always wondering where Professor Gauvreau’s other summer students are working at. My job is very flexible – I can even work at home if I wish. But I would not do that, at least for the first month – since I am sure what kind of lazy person I am.
How's everyone's long weekend? I spent the whole Sunday and Monday planting flowers for my garden and ending up almost couldn't get up to work on Tuesday morning. I really want to post the photos I took but there is a problem with my new camera’s memory chip (I used a cheap one that was given to my sister as a gift from a cell phone shop). I would try to figure out what went wrong and post the photos tonight.
Meanwhile I am also crocheting some toys for my friends’ B-days.
Since my mom and my brother went back to China for their “summer vacation”, I have to take care for my family this summer. Hmm… no fun…
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Pattern: A Japanese Amigurumi pattern my friend gave me
Yarn: Red – Mission Falls 1824
Pink – Ella Rae Classic
White – Red Heart Acrylic
Hook – 3.75mm and 4.0mm Red Heart Crochet Hook
Modifications: I made the Hat smaller and Scarf shorter because Mission Falls is heavier than Ella Rae Classic.
Somehow the eyes look weird… But I am not going to modify them! I am getting bored and tired with this bunny!
But my brother loves it!
And we took a picture together with the bunny. My bolero was the one I knitted a few weeks ago. The pattern is Cressida by Martin Storey. Instead of using RYC Soft Lux, I used Nashua Ivy – very similar to Soft Lux, but even softer, and no nylon! Also, instead of knitting a long zigzag edge, I simply crocheted a lace border. That way, no seaming was required.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
The Yorkshire Fable pattern book - well, all I love are the photographs. I love the vintage effect.
An Addi Turbo needle - I never tried Addi stuff before.
And alpaca lace yarn. I am going to choose one of the shawls to work on - with a secret purpose.
My work term will start next Monday. I am going to spend my whole summer drawing and analyzing bridges designed by my supervisor Professor Gauvreau. Love this job!