Monday, January 23, 2012

It's a Monday again, isn't it?

How does that happen? Seems like it was just Friday. Sigh.

I need to get myself in gear. Next week I start my nanny gig and I've still got four books or so to go through. At least I'm finding a focus on my research -- I know what I need to know. Now I just have to...well, learn it. Wish me luck.

In other news:

I'm trying to pick up my French again. Last time I studied, I was 13 or so, but I recall being fairly fluent in conversational settings. The grammar was fairly easy. If you're learning a new language, pray to God the grammar is simple. Vocabulary is the overlay; that's...simple. Grammar, though, now grammar is tough.

Don't believe me? Try learning German. Everything conjugates. Everything. It's like trying to recite Shakespeare while doing a semaphore rendition of Beat poetry from 1956 at the same time.

Also, I went and got supplies for Nieceling's European Trip Scarf:

I liked these -- they're topaz colored, not gold, per se. They work well with the yarn:

I almost went with a clear glass bead with a silver center, but changed my mind when I pulled these off the hook. The clear made the yarn look cold, but the topaz makes it a bit warmer.

I'm going to have to knit the scarf in two pieces and seam them in the center. The beads will be heavier at the ends, then random father up the scarf. I don't want to over-weight the bottom -- I love my Little Loki, but the weight at the ends makes wearing it impractical at best, a choking hazard at worst. I'm hoping if I spread the weight of the beads along the length of the scarf, it won't be quite so choky-choky.



Marigold said...

nanny? i like the beads with the scarf. Not something I would ever wear, but, they look good together.

Silver Phoenix said...

Their father refers to me as "the governess". I suppose I should get a corset and severe black dress and start the boys on Latin, shouldn't I? :-)