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My brand new socks, courtesy of my Sockapalooza pal!

August 18, 2007

My Sockapalooza socks have arrived!

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My pal was Brenda! Along with the sock, she sent me real maple syrup from Maine, adorable little notepad (hooray for polka dots!), and a wee bouncy ball (because… no one doesn’t like bouncy balls!). And she wrote me a long, nice note on the Maine postcard. She said she actually read my blog and found out that I never knitted a pair of Jaywalkers so she decided to knit me a pair! How thoughtful of her!

Technically, I “did” knit Jaywalkers. Well… almost “a” Jaywalker (no, not a pair). I just failed miserably. I don’t think I’m making them any time soon – and hey, now I don’t have to. Thanks to my lovely Brenda, now I own a pair!

Now, time to check out the socks. My fancy new socks!

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Chris laughed at me because I stood on top of chair to take these pictures – but hey, I wanted to show them off at their full glory! I had to do it! :D This is not only my first pair of Jaywalkers, but also first pair of socks that I own that’s knitted by someone other than myself, and the product of my first swap ever! I’m super thrilled!

Oh and one more thing, I’d like to show off the oh-so-gorgeous picot edged cuff!

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I know, very pretty! I love them!

Thank you again Brenda!

My (not-so-grand) Sockapalooza reveal!

August 16, 2007

Now that my sockapalooza pal has gotten her stuff, I can finally reveal the grand mystery socks.

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And yes, my downstream pal was Ariel! I had super hard time trying to keep it all on the secret, trying very hard to be discrete, just in case she suspects anything. Yes, there was a reason why I was all hush hush about all this even though it was no super-duper secret. I was trying to stay under the radar, just in case! I actually finished the socks like early July and meanwhile I had to keep my mouth shut – that was a lot harder than I imagined. That was probably the most difficult about this particular swap. It was my first swap thing I ever signed up for, and I’d like to call it a sucess! :D

As for the “specs” – the pattern is Thirassia. Yes, it’s “en español” but I really only needed the stitch chart… and it was fun yet easy peasy. The yarn used is Sapphire Superwash from Ruby Sapphire Yarns in Vera colorway.

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… And other than that, I’ve been cutting out pieces for those zip up sock pouches while procrastinating on buying zippers.

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In fact, I really haven’t been knitting lately – as in past few days. But I did finish Amanda‘s socks for Knittyboard sockswap, but won’t be mailed out until this coming Tuesday when I am able to go to the post office.

And speaking of Ariel and Amanda… those two, along with their crazy kintting group in Boston have a podcast called FiberCult. They’re still relatively new but they’re fun-filled bunch. Please show your support and listen to them! And while I’m at plugging mood, tomorrow (August 17th) is Anne Marie‘s birthday. Please go and wish her a happy happy birthday! …and that concludes this portion of rambling.

Dumb and dumber, really

May 6, 2007

Dumb thing I did – I meant to send a wee birthday package for Ariel and I wrote wrong street name. So, after like couple of weeks of it floating around somewhere between here and where she is, and it finally came back to me earlier in the week. Oh how brilliant of me!

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This really really should have been in her hands by now, long ago. But I guess I have to send it again later. And yes, I’ll have to get new batch of chocolate truffles.

Dumber: I don’t know what possessed me to somehow volunteer myself to make a pair of pajama pants for one of the girls I work with. She handed me the fabric, pattern, and even a spool of thread. The pattern itself doesn’t seem too hard, after all, it’s only 2 pieces (left and right legs) and you sew those together. But here’s the problem. I can’t tell if the lines that’s on the pattern sheet, if it meant to be lines I’m supposed to cut or sew. I have no idea. I never sewn anything from a pattern before (we all know how well I follow the directions, right? Cooking, knitting, etc). If I can find someone to tell me what it is, just to reassure myself, I’d be much happier person and I’d get it started right now, but until that happens, I may have to bang my head against the wall couple more times. (But at least there is a good news – as you may have noticed, I did get my sewing machine fixed after about a year of letting it just sit in the corner of the room!)

And here’s a news o’ fantastico: I got a lovely package from Tania. Isn’t she grand? Now, let see if I can decipher the fancy schmancy french knitting directions. I think I can, I think I can – and that’s what I said about cooking, and see, I haven’t killed anyone from feeding my concoctions…. yet.

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And speaking of cooking, now I really have to dip my hands at “cooking” those sock yarn, now that I have a whole batch of them from my lovely. Should I start with Wilton’s and/or Kool-Aid? or should I attempt at acid dye? Either way, I still need to get some stuff before I even dream of starting dying yarn. I still need to go get a scale, a pot, and some sort of dye – whichever I decide to use. Oh it’s going to be so much fun!

Hello world!

December 7, 2006

So, let’s start this over.  Let see if I can stick to blogging business once again.

I don’t have much will to fuss around layout and all to “personalize” so for now this bare default one will do.

Hooray.

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