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Friday, October 31, 2008

petrol

Still dropping...



Down 20 cents since Monday (4 days ago).



Down 22 to 24 cents since Monday.

Could it be? Could gas become cheaper than yarn???

Next question ... will we ever see gas under 2 bucks?

It was very interesting seeing all the comments in my last post. Such varying prices across the nation! California is not the place to go for cheap gas.

One more question ... what's the big deal about not allowing photos? After snapping one of the photos, one store worker told me that photos were not allowed. Perhaps they should put the sign inside the store. What is this world coming to when we can't even take photos while we're out and about...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Under a quid fifty!

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Lookie! This is how much I paid for gas today! Woo hoo! This is the first time I gassed up for under a quid fifty! I think my high for this year was $4.61 USD.



Costco is always cheaper than most regular gas stations. Here is what a typical gas station is charging today:



How much is petrol in your neighbourhood?

This post was inspired by Udar's post; gas is obviously cheaper in NJ!!! Check out the rest of his blog, he has some nice photos there.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Londinium Cable Scarf Pattern

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Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free

You can't take the sky from me

Take me out to the black

Tell them I ain't comin' back

Burn the land and boil the sea

You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity

But you can't take the sky from me

- Firefly Theme Song





Pattern: Londinium Cable Scarf (scroll down for download)
Yarn: Elann Luxury Merino Superwash DK, Tapestry Blue, 5 balls
Needles: 5mm (US8)

I can't explain why color in recent photos have been way off. It should be darker like this:



The Londinium Scarf, Cable Scarf #14 in my series of cable scarves, is a variation on the Sihnon Cable Scarf, designed for the "equal opportunity" cable knitter since the cables cross to the left and to the right. More info about the cables can be found in “the evolution of a scarf” section of the Sihnon Scarf blog post. This might provide some insight on how the cables are crossed and might make it easier to work the cables without having to refer to the pattern.



Londinium Cable Scarf Pattern:
Londinium Scarf Pattern from Box.net (no registration required, just click on link & save file)

My series of cable scarves...

Persephone Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/12/persephone.html
Ariel Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/04/ariel.html
Miranda Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/06/miranda-scarf.html
Osiris Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/09/osiris.html
Bernadette Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/11/bernadette.html
Regina Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/12/regina.html
Paquin Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/03/paquin.html
Beaumonde Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/04/beaumonde.html
Shadow Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/04/shadow.html
Hera Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/08/hera-scarf-pattern.html
Triumph Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/08/triumph-cable-scarf-pattern.html
Ezra Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/09/ezra-cable-scarf-pattern.html
Sihnon Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/10/sihnon.html
Londinium Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/10/londinium.html
St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/11/scarf-15.html



elann.com Peruvian Luxury Merino Superwash
100% Machine Washable Fine Merino Wool
21-22 st/4 inches 3.75-4.0 mm (US 5-6)
112 m (122 yards) per 50g (1.75 oz) ball
$3.98 USD per ball

Stitches used in the Londinium Cable Scarf include:
Garter Stitch, BW1 pg 10
Left Cross Chain, BW4 pg 213
Right Cross Chain, BW4 pg213


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

No secrets chez Smariek


Toddlers are versatile creatures. For example, the military can send them into enemy territory to suck out all the energy from the enemy. They are also prime candidates as police informants; they will grass up anyone.

Missy & I decided to pick up a cake for DH's birthday. We were looking at cakes, ice cream pies, and ice cream cakes. Missy said she didn't want anything with ice cream. So we looked at cakes. DH likes chocolate so I chose a small chocolate cake. Then Missy points to a half sheet and says she wants Dora! (nickjr link) It was one of those cakes with Dora character figures on it. Of course she would notice this. That Dora cake could have been way over on the other side of the store and she would have sussed out where it was hiding. I tried reasoning with her and explaining that this cake was for DH, not for her, and she eventually agreed on the chocolate cake. I told her that the cake would be a surprise and not to tell Daddy about it until after dinner.

DH was running late from work. Now what do you think the first thing Missy blurted out from the doorway as DH was walking up to the house?

Missy: Daddy, we got you a cake!

Momentary pause.

Missy: ... with candles!!!!

DH thought this was cute. But still! It was supposed to be a surprise!!!

Missy loved putting candles on the cake, as you can see in the photo above.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Book meme



Barbara tagged me for this quick and easy book meme:
Page 56. 2-5 lines of whatever you're reading right now.
Ok, I think I can do this one! The only challenge is finding a book in print. Most of the books I read these days are audio books as it allows me to faire d'une pierre deux coups (= kill two birds with one stone). I feel more productive when I can do two things simultaneously. I like to knit while listening to an audio book. I like to knit while watching TV.

So let's see.... the books in print I have been looking at lately is comprised of mostly French language books. French-English dictionaries (yes, more than one). French grammar book. French verb book. And some other French language resource books. I will not bore you with an excerpt from these.

I recently finished reading The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. I enjoyed it so much that I got my hands on the next book in the series, Tears of the Giraffe. Yes, this one is a printed book, not an audio book. I've been chipping away at it slowly.

I am on page 27 (chapter 3). Let's take a look ahead at page 56 from Tears of the Giraffe...

The man spoke correct Setswana, but his accent confirmed the visible signs. Underneath the vewels, there were clicks and whistles struggling to get out. It was a peculiar language, the San language, more like the sound of birds in the trees than people talking.
Ah, but I also like these lines from the page too:

"You are a fortunate man," said the jeweller. "Not every man can find such a cheerful, fat woman to marry. There are many thin, hectoring women around today. This one will make you very happy."
Don't worry, this wasn't a spoiler for me. I already knew that Mma Ramotswe is engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. :-)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Grey

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Fingerless mitts, one pair done, two pairs to go. I'm feeling good about finishing 2 more before Christmas. I'd say they're not too bad considering my fingers were dry and catching on the yarn. How-to outline. Next pair will be brown. Which color would a guy in his 30s prefer? Grey or brown?

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Yarn info:
Elann Highland Wool
Fibre Content: 100% Highland Wool
Made In: Peru
Care: Hand Wash/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 19 st/4 inches 4.0 - 4.5 mm (US 6-7)
Yardage: 100 m (109 yards)
Size: 50g (1.75 oz) ball
Price: $2.38 USD
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

À qui est ce téléphone?



À qui est ce téléphone? Nous avons réçu nos nouveaux téléphones cellulaires. Sorry for the blurry photo above, I think the camera had trouble focusing on the shiny surface. We received our new cell phones, one purple and one grey. Of course Missy was curious about the contents of the box, so we sat down to open it.

Missy: What's inside the box?
Me: I don't know. Let's open it up and take a look!

We open up the brown box the DHL guy dropped off.

Missy: Ooooh! Cell phones! (she figured this out from the photo on the boxes)

We open the two boxes to look at the phones.


Me: Which one is Daddy's phone?
Missy: That phone! (Missy points to the grey phone)

Me: Which is Mommy's phone?
Missy: Oh, your phone is in your purse!!!

Me: Whose phone is the purple one?
Missy: My phone!!!

J'aime beaucoup le couleur de mon cellulaire, et il semble qu'elle l'aime aussi. I keep wanting to say telefonino (= cell phone in Italian) because I'm reading a book set in Italy and the author uses the word telefonino quite often.
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Friday, October 17, 2008

2 minutes de célébrité

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Mes 2 minutes de célébrité. Lime et Violet a mentionné mon Écharpe Petra sur leur blog. Youpi! :-D I was mentioned on Lime & Violet's blog.

Je viens de finir un roman à énigme, « The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency » par Alexander McCall Smith. Maintenant je commence de lire un autre roman policier, « Suffer the Little Children » par Donna Leon. J'aime beaucoup ses romans se situer à l'Italie.

Maintenant j'écoute sur mon iPod:

Musique en anglais:
Duffy - Mercy
Duffy - Warwick Avenue
Estelle - American Boy
Finger Eleven - Paralyzer
Leona Lewis - Better in Time

Musique en français:
Discobitch - C'est Beau La Bourgeoisie
Marc Antoine - Comme il se dot
William Baldé - Un Rayon de Soleil

J'ai une petite problème de comprendre l'argot francais. :-(
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Anhydrous skin

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It is astonishing that this wool does not show a mohair-like halo given the extremely anhydrous skin I have from frequent washing of hands after each and every nose wipe (both mine and Missy's) during this past week. It would constantly snag the wool.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sihnon Cable Scarf Pattern

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Just a quickie post for now because the whole house is sick. First DD, then me, then DH. I think it's a side effect of DD going to daycare and bringing home lots of goodies. She's been spewing cooties all week.

Il y a toujours du bon dans la folie humaine.
There is always some good in human craziness.
-Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, L'Ève future, livre I, 3

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Pattern: Sihnon Cable Scarf (scroll down for download)
Yarn: Elann Luxury Merino Superwash DK, Merlot, 5 balls
Needles: 5mm (US8)
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Sihnon is cable scarf #13 in my series of cable scarves. I used my current favorite Elann yarn, Luxury Merino Superwash. Are you guys sick of me mentioning this particular yarn? Sorry, I can't help it. I love working with this yarn. Including this scarf, I have made 8 scarves using this yarn (the others were: Bernadette, 2 Regina, Winterbourne, Hera, Triumph and Ezra). I just hope Elann doesn't decide to discontinue the yarn!!

The color is called Merlot and it is a red wine color, although I could have sworn it had a rust red look to it at times while I was knitting with it. I think it had to do with the lighting. Anyhow, the scarf color is a bit "off" in these photos, it's actually more like the color in the photo of the balls of yarn.

I think the cables are interesting to look at. While they are crossing, there is a center section that weaves over and under. After finishing the scarf, I decided that I liked the way it look unblocked.


Elann Luxury Merino Superwash, Merlot color



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THE EVOLUTION OF A SCARF

I thought you might be interested to see how I arrived at the final design for the scarf. It all started with the Chain Link Cables in BW4. There are actually 4 variations: Left Cross Chain (LCC), Right Cross Chain (RCC), Left Wave Chain (LWC), and Right Wave Chain (RWC). At cursory glance, the LWC and RWC look exactly the same as the as the LCC and RCC with the exception of an 8 row offset. It's true that the cable crossings appear at an 8 row offset, however the cables themselves are actually quite different. In the LCC, the front part of the cable always crosses to the left. Similarly with RCC where the front part of the cable always crosses to the right. The Wave Chain cable crosses differ in that the front part of the cable alternates between left crossing and right crossing, this results in the same 3 stitches passing over in front in all the cable crossings. I know this probably doesn't make much sense unless you actually see all four cables side-by-side, and even then the difference is so subtle that it is easily overlooked until you look more closely at the cable crossing instructions.

Despite requiring 2 cable needles, these four cable panels are really not that difficult once you grasp what is really going on. The cable is 9 stitch wide. The center 3 cables weave over or under. You have 3 stitches on the left and 3 stitches on the right. These 2 sets of 3-stitches will cross over each other in either a right crossing fashion or a left crossing fashion. So all you're really doing is combining these two things. You will either work a right cross or a left cross, and then you throw in the center 3-stitch section which goes over or under the cable crossing. Once you understand what is going on, then it becomes quite logical how you manoeuvre your 2 cable needles.

Barbara Walker refers to the various cable crossings as Chain Crossings A, B, C, and D. I find it easier to refer to them as LC-OVER (left cross over), LC-UNDER (left cross under), RC-OVER (right cross over), and RC-UNDER (left cross under). The LC and RC refers to how you orient the left 3 stitches and the right 3 stitches. The over and under refers to how the center 3 stitches will weave relative to the crossing cables. Once you understand which way things are going, you will automatically know what you need to do for the cable crosses in the next cable crossing row.

VERSION ONE:

I started out by choosing the LCC and RCC cables. Looking at the cables from left-to-right, they are: LCC, RCC, LCC, RCC. They are separated by a K1-B. I originally thought of doing P K P, but then changed it to P K1-B P after I cast on for this.


Version 1

It's hard to distinguish the cable crossing where the center 3 stitches pass over the cable crossing. In these two cables, LCC and RCC, the cables are left-crossing and right-crossing respectively. (In the photo below, the panel on the left is RCC and the panel on the right is LCC)


Version 1

After knitting over 80 rows, I looked at what I had so far and decided I did not like the K1-B between cables or the border design I chose.

The advantage of starting with this cable panel combination is that I became intimate friends with all 4 variations of doing the cable crossings: LC-OVER, LC-UNDER, RC-OVER, and RC-UNDER. It was great practice! ... or, I must admit, frustration at times...

VERSION TWO:

Version 2 is pretty much the same as Version 1. Can you spot the differences?

The only difference is that I used K instead of K1-B between the cable panels and I used a garter stitch border on the sides. I definitely prefer the knit stitch over the knit through back loop. One advantage to doing this is that it is much faster for me to knit & purl than to k1-b (on the RS) and p1-b (on the WS).


Version 2



Version 2

VERSION THREE:

I changed cables for version 3, using only the LCC and using an offset in adjacent panels. I decided I didn't like how the center 3 stitch over and under sections lined up across rows in the previous two versions. I definitely liked the results of the offset cable panels. And the beauty of this combination of cables is that only two different cable crossings are used: LC-OVER and LC-UNDER. So this was definitely easier after having done versions 1 & 2! :-)

I guess I should explain why I chose the left-crossing cable. For whatever reason, I always find it easier to do left-crossing (or front-crossing) cables. This is why the cables in my 3AM Cable Hat are left-crossing.



Version 3

Remember what I mentioned above about the LCC and LWC? In this version, the cable crossings are always left crossing regardless of whether the center 3 stitches are weaving over or under. If one of these panels were LWC (instead of LCC), then those left & right 3 stitch sections would have been right crossing whenever the center 3 stitches are weaving over. It's a subtle difference though and I think most people wouldn't pick up on it.


Version 3, close up



Version 3, close up

For those of you who feel "uneven" by doing left-crossing cables only, then you may like my Londinium Scarf which may appeal to the "equal opportunity" cabler.


SCARF PATTERN DOWNLOAD




Sihnon Cable Scarf Pattern:
Sihnon Scarf Pattern from Box.net (no registration required, just click on link & save file)

My series of cable scarves...

Persephone Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/12/persephone.html
Ariel Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/04/ariel.html
Miranda Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/06/miranda-scarf.html
Osiris Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/09/osiris.html
Bernadette Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/11/bernadette.html
Regina Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/12/regina.html
Paquin Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/03/paquin.html
Beaumonde Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/04/beaumonde.html
Shadow Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/04/shadow.html
Hera Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/08/hera-scarf-pattern.html
Triumph Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/08/triumph-cable-scarf-pattern.html
Ezra Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/09/ezra-cable-scarf-pattern.html
Sihnon Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/10/sihnon.html
Londinium Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/10/londinium.html
St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2008/11/scarf-15.html



elann.com Peruvian Luxury Merino Superwash
100% Machine Washable Fine Merino Wool
21-22 st/4 inches 3.75-4.0 mm (US 5-6)
112 m (122 yards) per 50g (1.75 oz) ball
$3.98 USD per ball

Stitches used in the Sihnon Cable Scarf include:
Garter Stitch, BW1 pg 10
Left Cross Chain, BW4 pg 213

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Torsades et Arans

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Harmony Guides, Cables & Arans

J'ai parcouru ce livre, Torsades et Arans (lien sur Amazon.fr; lien sur Alapage.com), et je le trouve superflu car j'ai déjà tous les livres de Barbara Walker et un vieux livre Harmony Guides de mailles Aran. . ._I took a quick look through this book, Cables & Arans, from Harmony Guides and thought it was a nice presentation, however I also found it redundant because I already have the 4 Barbara Walker Treasuries and an older Harmony Guides book, 220 Aran Stitches. So this book is not a must have for me.

Not much going on at Chez Smariek this week. I have a cold, so I am extra cranky today. Little knitting done due to the hand & wrist pain acting up again. However, I have finished a new cable scarf and I even got around to weaving in all the ends! This will be #13 in my series of cable scarves. I need to take photos, type up the pattern, and post about it. But first, I need to name it! I'm kicking a few names around (viz. there's a short list), I just can't decide. What should I do? You can take a little peek at the scarf in the photo above. Which one? It's the sliver of burgundy between the red and green, on the right side. Oh, and that purple scarf you see on the left side is a more accurate color representation of my Ezra Scarf (which had appeared pink in my photos).

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Monday, October 06, 2008

What Not to Wear

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A while back, V turned me onto this show called What Not to Wear and I've been watching it on and off since then. One day they had this woman who wore mostly polo style shirts. The woman had polo shirts in all the colors of the rainbow. OMG, that was me!!! Except that I didn't have horizontal striped shirts like she did. I guess this means I should try to shake off my frumpy "LL Bean" / SAHM look and modernize my wardrobe! My wardrobe pretty much consists of polo shirts, turtlenecks, and khaki pants. I'm making baby steps here as it is slow progress when you don't have $5000 to spend, but I have been shopping lately (hence my Meez in the sidebar with the Mall background) and picked up a few items to put together some new outfits.



I started with a few tops with the "empire" waist that Stacy & Clinton are always promoting. One of my shirts looks similar to the one above. Wow, that empire waist really makes a difference!



Then paired the shirts with some new cotton and denim pants. I am finding that the "petite" pants are still a hair too long for me, so I had to get new shoes with a heel at least 2.5" high (6.35 cm) to wear with the longer length pants. I do have to say that the new pants which sit below the waist feel like they're always falling down!



I already have a pair of dressy pumps that are the right height. Unfortunately they have pointy heels and aren't very comfortable to wear for long periods. I know Stacy loves pointy toe shoes. I just can't do them. So I picked up a more casual shoe, in black, that is somewhat similar in style to the one pictured above.

DH has seen me wear some of my new clothes. His first comment was, "You've been watching too much What Not to Wear!"

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I managed to finish all 10 items for the Elann HUGe swap, and I mailed them to Theresa. I packed them in a box and placed neat shipping labels on them and went to the post office. Ah, the wonderful thing about the burbs is that you are the first in line at 5 PM and there may be one other person sauntering in afterwards when you are being helped at the counter. The lady at the PO said shipping for my box was $11.50 and suggested I use the Flat Rate box instead for $9.80. So she ripped open my neatly packed box and transfered the contents to a Flat Rate Box while I hurriedly scribbed down Theresa's address on a new shipping label. I made a mistake rewriting her address but fortunately the lady at the PO caught it. Copyright © Smariek Knits 2005-2008. All full copyright rights are reserved by Smariek Knits. I'm looking forward to showing you what my project is. You've seen bits and pieces of it in photos in my earlier posts, but I never mentioned that they were for the HUGe swap. Bets has posted a teaser photo of her swap items, and I have to wonder whether the things I made are up to par for the swap since this is my first time participating.

Missy woke up at 4:50 AM on Sunday morning to go potty, then she moseyed down the hallway towards the kitchen, opened the pantry and pulled out an Egg Sachima to munch on. The handles on the pantry door are high, but low enough for her to reach up and pull. She has also figured out how to pull a little chair next to the open pantry to get better access to the shelf with all the goodies. As I laid awake hearing all of her noises, I wondered whether she would finish up her little treat and then climb back into bed. Nope. No such luck. She stayed awake. I heard Legos tumbling out of their plastic container. I heard her mumbling in her own language. Needless to say she was a bit tired by early afternoon. Why can't toddlers come with timers that we can set to go to bed by X PM and wake up after Y AM?

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mon QI de Couleur

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I got this from Ariel. She scored way better than I did on this Color IQ Test! Essayez-le. Of course I think much depends on the quality of your monitor or LCD.




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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Pourquoi voter?

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J'ai regardé ce video sur le blog de Cat. Je pense que tlm doit le regarder.

Why vote? Check out this video on Cat's blog on why you should vote.

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Une étude de la langue - avoir peur

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J'ai peur que je ne fasse une erreur quand j'ai voulu dire « spiders scare me » . J'ai dit « les araignées me craignent » (dans ce post), et plus tard je pense que je dois dire « j'ai peur des araignées » .


Il semble qu'il y ait beaucoup de méthodes de dire « to fear » ou « to be frightened » , comme celles-ci :

soutenu :
redouter (to dread)
redouter de + infinitif

moyen :
avoir peur de (to be frightened)
craindre (to fear)
craindre + infinitif
appréhender (to fear, or to dread)
appréhender + infinitif
avoir le trac (to have stage fright, or to be scared stiff)
avoir la frousse (to be scared stiff)

familier :
avoir la pétoche (to be scared stiff)
avoir la trouille (to be scared stiff)
paniquer (to panic)
être paniqué

impoli :
les avoir à zéro (to be scared stiff)
Je crois que la plupart de gens disent « avoir peur » . C'est la phrase nous apprenions à l'école. J'étudiais la langue française il y a très longtemps et je suis rouillée. J'essaie améliorer mon français, moi bien armé avec un bon dico, un livre de grammaire française, et bien sûr mon Bescherelle! :-D

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À propos des araignées, j'ai vu un photo d'une araignée sur ce blog. Cliquer sur le photo pour l'agrandir. Je n'ai jamais vu une telle araignée avant.

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Fill-In #92

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1. October c'est le temps de ratisser les feuilles.
2. Les araignées me craignent ( « j'ai peur des araignées » ?) scare me!
3. Leaves are falling all around, it's les couleurs sont belles.
4. My favorite horror movie is je n'en pense pas un because Je n'aime pas des films d'épouvante, cependant j'aime les films à suspense comme « Le Sixième Sens »
5. Temps libre, de bons amis, bonne cuisine, bon vin = good memories.
6. It was a dark and stormy night je dormais à poings fermés.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finir une mitaine, tomorrow my plans include faisant la grasse matinée and Sunday, I want to paresser!


(1. it's time to rake leaves; 2. spiders; 3. the colors are beautiful; 4. i don't have one howveer i like suspense films like The Sixth Sense; 5. free time, good friends, good food and wine; 6. slept soundly; 7. finish a mitt, sleep in, veg)

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ma réserve de laine

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Voilà la augmentation de ma réserve de laine, Filtes King Koala. C'est 64% laine, 28% acrylique, 8% alpaga, 10 cm = 15 mailles, aiguilles 4,0 - 4,5 mm. Je n'ai pas besoin de cette laine. Pourquoi je l'ai acheté? Je ne peux pas dire. Je n'ai pas pu résister ces petites pelotes à le prix de vente, ~1,26 € par pelote de laine ($1.75 USD per ball).

Il semble que ce blog ne soit plus en anglais. Et je sais que mon français n'est pas bien, parce que je manque de la pratique. Mais c'est temporaire (je promets!), je viens de faire des expériences. Je vous dirai plus, plus tard.


Filtes King Koala, Delta Blue


Filtes King Koala, Spring Lilac

Je ne peux pas résister la couleur violette!!!


Filtes King Koala, Toffee


Filtes King Koala, True Red

Comme j'ai acheté du laine acrylique, on ne peut pas m'appeler un laine « snob », mdr.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Le petit Prince)

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