Archive for January 2008

Claudia

January 31, 2008

I present you, Claudia!

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Enjoy!(…and today is my birthday!)

What a piece of toast…

January 30, 2008

I’d say today was pretty satisfactory – despite the lack of accomplishments. But then again, we all need one of those days – you know, just lazy and do absolutely nothing kind of day without feeling super guilty about it.

Okay, so I did manage to finish a pair of sock that’s been sitting on back burner since fall: I present you, crazy salmon and lime Dublin Bay socks.

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It’s made with J-Knits Superwash-Me yarn in AC-143. Yes, it is super neony.

And I strolled myself over to Needleworks, with intention of buying a skein of worsted wool for a hat. While there, I was very tempted to buy more sock yarns – they had Kureyon sock, Dreams In Color Smooshy, Araucania Ranco solids and all these insane amount of cool sock yarns and I resisted. I resisted and only bought a skein of 220 which was what I was there for to begin with. I know. I was being good.

And I headed home, and soon after I heard this loud knock at the door – and it was the mailman. He handed me this gigantic blue padded envelope, and all this was inside!

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All these are from Ariel for my birthday! I was thinking about waiting couple more days to open it, but well, I gave in (okay, without a second thought) and opened it (right away). Between her and I, now we have 4 (phantom) matching pairs of socks. Yes, now we really have to work on them.

… and that toast-shaped pin cushion is hillarious! I love it! I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love a piece of toast?!

Thank you Ariel!

No accomplishments, just plans

January 27, 2008

You know, I still haven’t been knitting much lately. Instead, I’ve been playing Super Paper Mario which kinda kept me amused, until I realized how much to read in this stupid game (I guess it’s semi RPG-like) and it started to annoy me. I still have few more stages to beat until the actual end of the game, that is, if I plan on finishing it. I actually haven’t played it for past couple of days so we’ll see.

On the other hand, I did come up with few vague knitting ideas and plans for this year. I know it seems a bit late for these le grande plans since January is almost over, but here it goes.

One, I have decided to make a sweater for Chris’s mom for upcoming Christmas. You see, I never have to worry about sweater curse because Chris won’t wear sweaters. Okay, the exception being those thin machine knit kinds. But I know his mom would wear sweaters and would actually take good care of it – which opens up possibilities in terms of choice of yarn. I don’t have to restrict solely to machine washables. Two top contender was this one from garnstudio, and slipped hours (and i already bought it from etsy). I’m leaning toward slipped hours, and I also would like to make one for myself as well.

Next in business, I have decided to make more garments (by which I mean, sweaters) this year. Will I succeed? That’s a good question.

And.. okay, maybe I wasn’t completely honest when I said I haven’t been knitting. I did manage to finish a hat.

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It’s just that I’m not sure how much I like the crown decrease. It’s just a mock up so we’ll see if I can live with it, or if I end up butchering it and start all over. I just wanted to make a hat with braided cables and earflaps and that’s what I came up with.

Bleh, I don’t know, I’m cold and kinda hungry. Time to raid the fridge, I suppose.

Blah blah blah and humpin’ dinos

January 12, 2008

I haven’t really been doing much lately. The New Year’s Eve was kinda fun-ish. I got some nudie hats and watched one of the new years countdown thing (previously recorded, because it’s all in New York) for like 5 minutes, and watched South Park movie and Futurama with Chris, Dave, and Erik. Yes, it came and went. Hooray.. ?

As for my knitting, I really haven’t been doing much since I was done with the blanket for Christmas. I’ve been like blehhhhhh. Though one (not-so) exciting news – I wrote up a pattern for a hat! It’s the hat that I meant to write up the pattern for in November, then I decided to knit that blanket, and it’s been on back burner until now. It’s pretty much finished, I just need to take some pictures and put it altogether. But I’m not going to post it immediately. It will be a birthday treat. Who’s birthday, you may ask. It’s my birthday, silly! Yes, on January 31st, there will be a free pattern posted right here! I know this isn’t the site with high traffic, but well, I’d love to see if at least one other person other than me making the hat – that would be so fabulous!

Speaking of birthday thing, I really wanted to buy a new sewing machine but I don’t think I’d be (financially) ready for making a relatively big purchase by my birthday. Though, now I know exactly I want, so I have a goal to save up for, which is kinda exciting too. But I did buy something semi-extravagant for myself the other day. It’s blue, it’s cute, and it’s all mine now!

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It looks more black in the picture, but it’s really navy!

Oh and .. tonight I invited some people over for food. It’s nothing exciting, but I have to share my fun-tastic silverware setting.

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Yes, those wee dino figurines are humping the plastic silverware. It’s totally childish but it’s totally awesome! :) That’s all. Now time to go crash….