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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Ode to DSL continues…

When wacked in the face with somewhat impossible deadlines, I tend to do what any sane person would.

I start another project!

The last few weeks, I’ve been overhauling this site (Pay NO Attention to that (WO)man behind the Curtain!) and doing all sorts of interesting things with my other new Pal, Adobe InDesign. There’s been a lot of Front and Back End tweaking going on (and it’s too bad that doesn’t refer to my booty, but there you go…)

The Gallery is undergoing a change that will make it easier to view and expand.

The Portfolio is either bulging at the seams or straining at the gate but you know me and my mixed metaphors so we’ll just gently walk away from that one. Suffice to say, delightful times lay ahead!

AND, I have this week off from my *day job*. Now most of you know I work as a videographer/photojournalist in addition to ruining this fine establishment. That fabulous place gives me vacations! And since it is my vacation, and even though I must truly really deeply get some things wrapped up or launched, I Get to PLAY, too.

Meet my new little friends – Zephyr wool/silk (color: blueberry) and the fabulous Mountain Peaks Shawl pattern by Miriam Felton…

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Switching platforms and setting up the MacMini has been pretty much a breeze, so much that I’ve been left with a little time to try & organize & streamline my millions of files. Rousting around my web mailbox (I can acess my email online), I found a pattern I bought online a few months ago, but couldn’t download – sometimes with my old computer/dial-up connection, the whole system would crash during the process. So after I wiped away my tears back then, I just left it where it was and then LIGHT BULB!

Last night, I decided to try and amuse myself in the way you only do on vacation, by thrumming through my pattern collection. In hand, the beautiful Bijou Blue Wool/Silk. Not-in-hand, a suitable shawl pattern. I wanted something airy, light, with more than one lace design in it (Birch was also calling, but, hmmm, one lace repeat? another vacation, maybe?)

Then I remembered my stuck-in-orbit Mountain Peaks! A few minutes/seconds? later it was smack dab on the Desktop where it now could be printed out and fancied. But why stop there – I went to Adobe and downloaded their latest version of Acrobat (now at 7.0.8) and it was a party!

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The beautiful thing about all this is that this project is just for relaxation, inspiration (OH that Color!), and no deadline. Love that…


11 Responses to “Tuesday, July 18, 2006”

  1. JessaLu says:

    VERY pretty color – and that shawl is going to be breathtaking!

  2. Karen B. says:

    I hope you, Zephyr and Mountain Peaks will be very happy together! It really is gorgeous stuff and I heart the charcoal-blue tinged colorway you’ve chosen.

  3. margene says:

    You are going to love Mim’s shawl! Enjoy the lace and your happy days of vacation!

  4. Miriam says:

    Squee! My knitterly blog life is now complete. I have been linked by the illustrious. The Harlot, and now Bonne Marie!

  5. Wanda says:

    Enjoy your vacation, that’s awesome! Take some time to relax. Mim’s patterns are excellent, you will enjoy it. The color, so beautiful.

  6. Julia says:

    That Bijou Blue really is lovely, and what a great pattern for it!

  7. Jennifer says:

    What a lovely color! I like that pattern as well.

  8. sahara says:

    Oh lord, Bonne

  9. Jen says:

    Oh what a beautiful shade of Zephyr, wow!!

  10. Stephanie says:

    Miriam Felton is a genius and there is no lace she has designed that I do not love.

    The combination of her great lace and that great yarn? I’ll probably steal it out of your purse on Monday. Might want to watch me.

  11. Chris says:

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation! But how could you not, with that pattern and that LOVELY shade of Zephyr. Is it really as purpley grey black as it appears?

 
 
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