Nice Bec from the Knittyboard bought some pretty yarn, but when she tried to wind it into balls, she found a very big mess of tangled yarn, and, desperate, gave up on it. She wanted to get rid of it, since she didn’t think she’d be able to tame the beast, and I appeared and offered a good home for it. Last week, it arrived home, in this state:

a big mess of yarn

With my mother’s help, we untangled this beast in three (!) evenings, working on and off, together or alone… The yarn now looks like this:

a big melon of yarn

This will most like become an Ella of sorts, as was Bec’s wish. She also sent me two(!) skeins of KnitPicks Gossamer in Rose Garden, so pretty (pics will be coming), and some bunches of beads. She was so generous… I’ll have to look for something now!

I is for Illumination

Illumination \Il*lu`mi*na”tion\, n. [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]

  1. a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; “follow God’s light” [syn: {light}]
  2. the degree of visibility of your environment
  3. an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding; “the professor’s clarification helped her to understand the textbook” [syn: {clarification}, {elucidation}]
  4. the luminous flux incident on a unit area [syn: {illuminance}]
  5. painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts) [syn: {miniature}]
Indirect Illumination at T4 (Barajas) Filtered Illumination at T4 (Barajas)

This two pics are taken at the new Terminal 4 of Barajas airport. Being that I spend there at least a couple of hours every month, I had already enough time to enjoy it ;) Anyway, you can see two different kinds of illumination for a very big “organic” building. The first picture shows indirect illumination, this is achieved by reflecting the light on a couple of mirrored dishes. The second one is sort of filtered natural illumination. A very big window opens on the building’s ceiling (you can see the sky through it), and then filtered through movable pannels.

Quick Update!

I’m not dead :p (sorry for those of you who were looking forward to it!). I’ve been rather busy, but I’ve been knitting and sewing a bit. A quick look at how the kilt hose is looking right now, after 10cm of cabling:

Cabling goes up!

See y’all soon. Jan’s coming here next thursday! :) *happy* *jumpy*