Saturday, October 06, 2007

BACK to the knitting world!

I know.. Iam really a bad bloger! Since, last two weeks no blog anything. I told youguys about last post...I was sick for cold and little better last post. And after week, continually sick again for two weeks. I got a ear infection both my ears and throat. Almost three stay in bed, sleeping and NO knitting. Iam great to be b back and happpy to posting blog.

I saw "down and tartx" blog about the this post, "blogging without obligation". In lieu of any actual knitting content, and in an effort to avoid anyone having to ask, "No post?" "No Knitting?" For this reason, to several things that have caught my attention recently, the first being Blogging Without Obligation.
For me be still, it's so hard to new post every week because of school and work...even no time to knit!. I saw like 1000th or so post on someone's blog I feel so bad about my readers notting new on my blog. I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it.

Feel free to grab the logo from her blog! Thoughts and words mentionedher blog about this concept into the public domain. Take the idea and run with it. or walk away. It is all good!

- Because you shouldn't have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill.

- Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine.

-Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing.

- Because sometimes less is more.
- Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog.
- Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone.

- Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be "bloggable".
- Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won't be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Ok Back to knitting. Really sorry about notting knitting done since last weeks...because of my sickness. But still my Irish Hiking Scarf for breasts Caner coming along great. I have a one more skein to go(Total $30 scarf! Yak!) Pattern is easy but this scarf taking me such long time finsh with it. I will promise youguys finsh knitting a scarf this weeken and post pic next week!

All the cable make me so crazy! Almost done!

Talking about my new project: Let me introduce raglan pattern from

"Loop-d-Loop" by Teva Durham

" Irregular Rib Raglan with Toggle"

Interesating vertial rib patterns (2 x 2 , 4 x 4) Seems fun knit with. I choose this pattern for my sweater because knit in the around so i dont have saw in the piece. They use Rowan "Kid Classic" dark blue color for the raglan but iam going to use Knitpick's "Wool of the Andes" Chocolate color. Mine will be brown not in blue.

Last week, I got mine toggle from Greenberg & Hammer, Inc. (Only this place selles this...Can't find any where) I did serch many place and many hour try to find this dame toggle. But now, Iam really happy to find mine toggle for my raglan, even I can't find anywhere in CA even other state.

And Fall Yarn Shopping...I didn't show this last time, I bought a alot of yarn sell at Stitch Cafe. Iam really sad about why spent almost $150..Yek! I hate doing this to my credit card and i will be freak out end of the month my card statement.

2 skeins of Rowan "Tapestry" #173 Antique

4 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold "Silky Wool" #044 Golden

12 skeins of Queensland Collection "Kathmandu Aran" #116 Ivy change to SILKROAD ARAN TWEED

4 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold "Cotton Frappe" #12 Field

2 skeins of Elizabeth Austen "Antuco" #4

I saw lot of new Free socks pattern from the blogger since last month. I will list all new socks pattern to share with youguys.

New Magknit's October pattern
"Rainbow Socks" by Susanne Kitzmann
Great socks with use of short row technique.

"Naive Socks" by SpillyJane at

Great guys socks pattern!

"Wollmeise Socks" from Sheri’s blog at The Loop Ewe by Monica Jines

"Twisted Tweed Socks" by schrodinger knits

I saw this sock at jason's blog, I really like this pattern!

"Firestarter Socks" by Yarnissia

And Firestarter Sock-A-Long

Music of the Week:


I got a email from Letterbox Record yesterday this! Youguys remember last post music of week?

Song: "Suddenly Everything Happens"
Artist: California Snow Story
'Close To The Ocean'
Style: Slowcore, Folk, Pop
From: Scottish-based band

A SPECIAL OFFER for Charle's Lifestyle and Knitting MY READER !
If you'd like to purchase California Snow Story - Close To The Ocean email Letterbox Records ( quoting 'Charle's Lifestyle and Knitting' and the album is yours for HALF PRICE!

Go and buy great music!


Knit Hard~~


dickie said...

Good to see you back Charles!
I'm jealous of your new yarn. ^_^

Eric & Tony said...

The scarf and the yarn purchases look great!
Thanks for all the free sock links. I can't wait to try some of them.


All of that yarn!! How delicious! That sweater pattern is fantastic. It will look great.

Anonymous said...

you must be a millionaire to be able to buy all those yummy yarn!!!

KnitXcorE said...

lol! you're outta control buddy!!! $150 is like my electric bill...

sunneshine said...

The new yarn is beautiful! I love the sweater pattern! And all those beautiful socks!! You have done your homework!

pins&needles said...

That's a lot of money for some yarn! I'm pretty guilty of spending money like that so I can't say you shouldn't do that.

I can't wait until you do those rainbow socks. They're so cool!

Cath said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick - I've been getting over a middle ear infection myself. The scarf looks terrific. I like that pattern for the man's jumper too. Very cool. Very nice of you to put that music offer up too!