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You make my day!

February 18, 2008

So, Ariel said I made her day!

I’ve never been tagged by stuff like this :) perhaps because I’m don’t post often, and more than that, I’m a lurker and not a commenter. But hey, there’s first for everything, right?

So, here goes my list of (knit)bloggers who make my day:

  • Ariel, of course. Because she inspired me to start knit socks (at first), and she makes me want to knit more and more and more. And she let’s me test knit her fancy patterns. And because she’s just all around amazing person. Because she remembers high school days like I do (we’re about same age and graduated high school about at the same time). So I never actually “met” her in person, but she’s definitely a “friend” and not just an online aquaintance.
  • Jenna is a talented knitter and an amazing jewelry designer. I came across her work through flickr (or is that she found me first, but doesn’t matter), and I fell in love with her amazing work! Her taste level is amazing and it shows in everything she makes, from sweaters she knits to all the amazing jewelry she makes!
  • Jen is always a delight to talk to. And I admire her stash. And she always tempts me with gorgeous yarn on sale. And she’s just a well-around super fabulous person.
  • Kelly and I have been online friends for a long time now. And now we share the common obsession over knitting. And she’s an amazing photographer, have I mention that yet?
  • And the ladies over at House of Wool Repute. They are all amazing. And they need to blog more!
  • Hi Amanda! I want your sock yarns!
  • Ysolda is simply amazing. I love her all around craftiness.
  • Anne Marie is super awesome. That’s all there is to be said.
  • Pam always have pretty yarn pictures. I want her stash. She knits up gorgeous stuff. I want to knit like her.
  • Theresa is yet another long time online friend of mine since the days of personal blog…. years ago. And we kinda lost being in touch for few years, then one day when we found each other again, who knew, we’re both knitters! Now, that’s pretty awesome or what.

Ok, that lists ten (though I cheated crammed everyone at House of Wool Repute into one). Hi Tania, Bean, Theresa, Maryann, M12, and everyone else!

As for another amusement, did you know that they make Chocolate Skittles?

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I didn’t know either, until I went grocery shopping yesterday. I saw it at checkout lane, and I had to buy it to satisfy my curiosity (I’m such a sucker for new candies and mints). Verdict? It’s a-okay. Not great, but not terrible either.

As for what does not make my day:

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Andrea’s hat is almost done. It’s simple stockinette, striped earflap hat. It’s basically all done… except pom poms. I love pom poms. I hate making them. Now all there is, is to make couple of pompoms and add it onto the hat. I really shouldn’t be procrastinating but.. I am being Patty Procrastinator. I can’t help it.

And… (Black)hearted socks are done. I just haven’t gotten a chance to take a picture of it yet. I haven’t really seen the sunlight lately – it’s either because in the morning, I have to get ready for work half asleep, or when I get off work, it’s no longer light out. That, and on my days off (namely yesterday), it’s been pretty dark and gloomy all day, there wasn’t enough light inside the apartment! Shame! But anyway, it’s done nonetheless. Hooray!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s day!

And I would love to proudly announce Ariel‘s brand new sock pattern called (Black)hearted! And here’s my test/sample knit contribution.

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish a pair in time for release of the pattern, however, I did manage to at least finish one sock for the picture.

Please visit her and tell her how fabulous her new sock pattern is! And while at it, make some socks!

Socks, a puppy, and a box of chocolate

February 12, 2008

I’m extremely happy to say that I no longer have 3-digit number fever.

Since my birthday, it wasn’t the best situations for me to get by. The weather got really bad, we went through winter storm warning, then Chris got sick. Then I got sick. But finally, I’m glad to say that both Chris and I are feeling much much better. No more above 100 degree fever.

Anyhow, as for knitting, the only thing I’m working on is a sample/test knitting pair of socks for Ariel‘s super secret valentine’s day project. I kinda got a late start on it – at first, waiting for yarn to arrive, then because I got sock. But as always, better late than never.

As for something silly, I got a puppy for birthday.

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Yeah, so it’s not a real doggy, but well, it’s funny. Courtesy of Chris’s sister. Thank you Katie. It walks and it barks.

And as for something sweet, when I got home from work yesterday, Chris was waiting for me with a box of chocolate from Ruben’s, for no reason what so ever.

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I know. What a sweetheart.

(.. that concludes this semi pointless post)

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….

Attack of an army of monkeys (or something like it)

August 21, 2007

They’re here!

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An army of monkeys! Courtesy of Amanda!

For Knittyboard Sock Swap, she made me Monkey socks, with Cheeky Monkey sock yarn – accompanied by gigantic sock monkey and monkey stickers. Monkeys here, monkeys there, monkeys everywhere! Since the moment I got those, I’ve been wearing them all day. They’re so nice, pretty, squishy, so soft and comfy. I love them!

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Yes, I did really wear these around the apartment all day. And you can totally see the bits of threads kinda sticking onto the sock and hanging down from it. No, it’s not from socks. I’ve been on and off sewing all day and bits and pieces of threads are all over the carpet.

Thank you Amanda! You’re the bestest!
(… and your socks are mailed out today!)

Anyone wants to say hi to gigantic sock monkey?

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