Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Language Challenge

Today I:

  • had bowl of cereal with rice milk and coffee for breakfast
  • skipped the usual banana arbitrarily
  • had two bean and rice burritos for lunch
  • am drinking coffee with cream again

I'm having a little bit of a problem today. Look at this picture and tell me if you can guess what it is.The top book is my latest textbook, and the two bottom books are the knitting magazine's Kasumi sent me from Japan. I found them on my chair when I came in to work this morning, along with threats to do this to my cubicle. (I'm very disappointed to say it was all bark, no bite.)

The problem, obviously, is that I study Chinese and these knitting magazines are in Japanese. These are not unexpected factors, but seeing it all together like this, on what to me is functionally a Monday, may require another cup of coffee. (Jeannette has raised the question of the Knitting Olympics. Perhaps my contribution should be the knitting of a Japanese pattern?)

A peek inside

Last night, I:

  • finished my black alpaca scarf
  • ate a package of bacon
  • drank two Harpoon Ales
  • did laundry
  • finished reading Ellery Queen's The Halfway House
  • ate a bag of Kettle chips and had entirely too much coffee

1 comment:

eejayya said...

My mother always insist that If you can make Knit & Purl stitch and read Kanji ( chinese characters in Japanese way)... you can follow Japanese pattern..
( her reason is because it is chart mostly)

I never actually attempt to do any complicate pattern..
but have faith you will !!
You been this site right?

If you not.. and have Japanese knit problems..
They can atleast help you little.. it did to me..