Monday, March 24, 2008

Spin, then Knit

Well, this last little bit of spring break I got out the old drop spindle and went to town. I had a whole 8oz bag of some pretty rough dark grey roving. Most of it has now been transformed into some rough dark grey single ply worsted, but maybe thick and thin, yarn.
I mostly wanted to have some new yarn around having finished all of the projects I had started, and trying to cut down on raw materials for the move into town.
So now I'm spinning, then knitting the yarn in to a nice vest, called "W" from the Knitty archive.
I'm thinking about putting buttons up one side, so it looks buttoned together, and then continuing up the armhole to the top shoulder. Maybe it would be nice over a button down?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Alyeska View

Practice photo. Took this at Alyeska over Christmas, with Branden's parents. I was disappointed the view was crummy, but I think this picture has some character?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Net Nannies

I read an interesting story on Slate about this earlier in the year. Good or bad? Not sure, we'll see. I think it comes down to disclosure. I want to know who is running things, editing thing, etc. So long anonymity?

Monday, March 3, 2008

confused about web2.0

If you are confused about web2.0 check out wikipedia.
Something else to think about is the whole "flat world" globalization issue. How does this fit into our specific situation in rural Alaska? How do we tailor our instruction to meet the changing world, with it's changing job-prospects?


“Web1.0” is done, it’s the past, the old way of thinking. “Web2.0” is where we need to be moving. Well, what is web 2.0? Web 2.0 is wikis, blogs, and working together to make connections. Web 1.0 is cold, isolated, and informative (maybe?). How can Web2.0 be used in the classroom, even when we still struggle with Web1.0? I think the first step is working together as professionals, becoming proficient ourselves, but not being afraid if the students “get it” before we do. Shouldn’t that make us happy?