Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Buy the pattern here: http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/tesserae-sock-p-94.html
More pic coming soon!
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"No Rain" by Blind Melon
Saturday, October 04, 2008
So this week, I did a little project myself knited simple stockinette scarf. I use 13 (9 mm) size need and two skein of texture yarn. Just loosely knit the scarf however you like. It is simple scarf and layering with simple t-shirt. I think just layering with scarf makes really cool homme look.
Both scarf knitted with Classic Elite "Fame" (85% rayon and 15% silk). It's rainning here tonight in CA...It will perfect to layering with jacket tonight.
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Ringside - "Tired Of Being Sorry"
Have a Great weeken everybody! C>>>
Friday, September 26, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hey youguys! Sorry for late post. Since last post, my fall class started september and busy working and studying. The fall is here and last week, weather was cool down to 70 in CA. I can feel a fall is finally coming soon. I planning to knitting scarf soon since weather gets colder here can't wait to wear hand knit scarf.
Anyway, on yesterday, I saw Ravery forum on Knitty group, about the fall new pattern. Guess what? Did youguys guess? Finally NEW Knitty fall has published this week.
First of all, same as usual... In my opinion, in this fall issue was beautiful and urban style feel. All the fall patterns are really charming and useful. GO OVER to KNITTY and CHECK OUT THE PATTARN!
Top : “Waves of Grain” by Rosemary Hill
“Twist + Shout” by Robynn Weldon
Middle : "Versatility" by Amanda Williams
"OpArt" by Melissa Dominguez
Bottom : "Slither" by Veronica O’Neil
Top : "Oncloews" by Alexandra Tinsley
"Hourglass" by Bev Elicerio
"Interlocking Leaves" by Kelly Porpiglia
"Abby" by Amy R Singer
Top : "Maple" by Susan Todhunter
"Hermia" by Alison Green Will
"Laminaria" by Elizabeth Freeman
Middle : "Garden Gate" by Emily Johnson
Bottom : "Kinetic" by Norah Gaughan
"Baroque" by by Janice Kang
"l'illo" by Susan Power
One of my three favorite picks of Knitty fall pattern is "Retrofit" by Jesse Loesberg . I think everbody knows who is Jesse. He is first guy desiger featured in Knitty issues. Many of his design such as famous "Danica" Entrelac scarf, "Halfdome" hat and "Avast" zip-up sweater. You guys can see his blog here at Yarnboy blog.
I really like this simple zip-up sweater. It's dark color on the main body and lighter color on sleeves and necks to shows silmless and sensual feel. Great versatile sweater any time.
Next, "Baroque" by Janice Kang. I Know.. It's sounds like a great pair of stitch pattern for the fall weather, Don't you think? In this fall knitty issue, can't belive there is total four socks pattern in this issue. One of pattern that I think this can also great men socks too. Love the design of cable going on the leg and cable on the end of toes.
Best of last, I think this awesome "Morgan" English driving cap is the hit for this fall knitty issue. It's stylish an any yarns works on this cap. Also it is great thing, cap is knit up in one piece and only requires the most minimal of grafting. Can't wait to cast this hat.
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"Wish" by Kevin Steinman
Also big Think You to Shrile at "Belle of the Ball" podcast for great shout and the musics. Youguys chack out her weekly knittying podcast and music! It is great!
Have a safe and fun week! Bye~
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
What that means is that trousers tucked into boots, scarves, hats.....Bohemian is a term for being "off-beat, artsy and unusual. The short sweater which ties in front comes crocheted or knited, embroidered, and in satin. Also known as a shrug, the sweater can be worn over a shirt to add texture or warmth on a cooler fall day. Layering and longer camisoles and shirts are also part of the whole bohemian look.
Also in men's fashion, knited sweaters, dressy button-downs, blazers and woven shirts are popular, according to Gap's fall style. Layering and fitted styles, along with fall colors, shape the male wardrobe.
The guys will instead opt for spiritual, John Deer and humorous one-liner tees Striped and solid polos continue to be a very strong trend in popular colors like green, pink, orange, Carolina blue and red. As the weather cools, guys will layer a long-sleeved tee under a short-sleeved polo, tee or button-down shirt.
I think white suit jacket is must have cody thing styling Bohemian look.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I got a fall issue from the three of my favorite knitting magazines..Also you guys can check out Knitting Brow's blog, he was talking about the kniting magazine too...if you want to buy yourself. OK lets talk about the fall pattern in the magazines.
My thoughts on FALL pattern from those three knitting magazines are lots of "CABLE"? OMG So much cable patterns in this fall issue. I can see that lots of textures from the cable and stitch are combined into knitwear in simple designs.
Magazine: Interweave Knits
Ovarall Patterns: ***
(* Hate It, ** Ok. *** Like it, **** Love It)
Should I Buy It?: Yes (If you plan to knit a jacket or pullover)
Great articles and well written patterns. I can see that lots of Fall garments for womens. Not only garment, also great pattern for socks, bag and hat. One thing , I hate to see that is no pattern for men's in this fall issue.
Some of pattern I like in Interweave Knit in fall issue:
"Backstage Tweed Jacket" by Alina Khasanova
"Fresco Fair Isle Mitts" by Pam Allen
Love the geometric pattern with color striped into mitts. I think this will be great gift.
"Zigzag Beeanie" by Dawn Leeseman
Overall Patterns: ****
Iam totally love this fall issue! I been talking about the texture on garment..This issue is really focus on fall looks. Love the sweater with nature feel and use of Eco wool.Also talking about selling Knitting on Etsy.
Focus On Style:
Some of Pattern from KnitScene Fall:
"Big Thaw Pullover" by Amanda Berka
I love because it is top down seamless construction. The Yoke price is worked from shoulder to shouder, while short rows shape the sleeve caps.
"Nederland Vest" by Mary Jane Muklestone
It's Argyle pattern middle of the body. Standed knitting is only worked in the body, where the piece is knitted in the round. It's no Fair Isls so easy.
"Riding to Avalon Hoodie" by Connie Chang Chinchio
I love clean-lined hoodie. It's over sized buttons are clustered closely together at the wrist alits and ate crossover neck placket.
Magazine: VOGUE Knitting
Overall Patterns: **
(* Hate It, ** Ok, *** Like It, **** Love it)
Should I Buy It?: NO (Only Mitten Patterns!)
It always very "vogue" magazine in style and photography. I enjoy this artistic and fashion forward approach to knitting. In this fall issue, I really joyed Foliage mitten pattern by famous men wear designer and blogger "Jard". You can read about the pattern in his blog HERE.
Yes this is the Mitten in the front of the cover.
"Follage Mitten" by Jared Flood
I think is really awesome pattern, he combined texture cable into the pattern. He create rustic mood fall in green autumn.
"Potpourri Mittens" by Tanis Gray
Another mittern pattern, I really like the colorwork motifs and fair Isle use.
I really love the story about how the jacket came out. It's deconstructs a traditional men's ski sweater, turning the fair isle motifs vertical.
"Hooded Pullover" by Mari Muinonen
It's classical from the front, sumptuously swirled on the back..I love she made with Wool-Ease Chunky.
So.... you guys made a decision which fall issue are you going to buy? Hope this fall review help you guys pick out your favorite!
Monday, August 04, 2008
1. Damien Rice - Delicate
2. Howie Day - Perfect Time of Day
3. Chad Perrone -Reinvent
4. Shane Alexander - Amsterdam
5. Dave Barnes - Until You
6. City and Colour - Save Your Scissors
7. Pinback - Fortress
8. Matt Wertz - Carolina
9. Long Wave - Wake Me When It's Over
10. Royksopp - Remind Me
11. Phoenix - Victim Of The Crime
12. Jason Mraz - The Remedy
Music by DJ Charles
Monday, July 28, 2008
Last week, I was looking at the Franklin's Panoticon(Youguys already know who is Franklin..Funny cartoonist, knitter and photographer) blog, I really happy to see his new sock yarn colorway is came out. The color way is called "Fanklin's Panoticon" from Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock!I ordered at WEB'S(It's sold out!) online last weeken, and got my yarn delivered by my sweet mailman today.
I really like the colorway of Franklin's yarn and it's remind me of hot summer afternoon at beach. It's 112 degree in Californa right now, where I live. I wish go to the beach and swimming in cool water.
You can read about more Franklin's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock HERE: http://thepanopticon.blogspot.com/2008/06/color.html
Also I got of awesome wave Japanese T-shirt from Public Domain online to show my lil' hot summer look!
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
Monday, July 21, 2008
What the hack?
Has it really been that long? I know. Sorry about long absence. I'd like to think that i have been on vacation since my last post, I been gone for almost three months. Although our trip was 4 weeks, just haven't had a chance to post!! Since last post in April, I had a lot of thing change in my life such as finshing school, graduation and other thing busy days since then. Bigist thing I did was traveled with my family.
Let me count... I came to USA in 1995.. OMG it's twelve years already!!! Time goes so fast. I remember that I left with mid-night jet plane on Seoul with tears on my eyes. Since then leaving in the USA..studying, going to school and busy life does lifestyle did forget everything about my old home.
Anyway, long time ago my parents promised me if I finshed the school then going the the korea for vacation. So this was finally happen! This was first time as family going to Korea..I was really sad(why I think that?), joy and happy. We had really fun in korea. We stay for almost four weeks, the trip was goes so fast. The weather was really hot in korea like a we are in jungle, sticky and unpleasent. But we met our relatives and saw my lovely grandmother. We had areally good trip.
Some of pic I took from Korea trip. Youguys can visit my Flickr see more pic I took.
We left the LAX on June 23 on monday mid-night plan. You can see my excited expression. My brother and mom also escited moment in the plane.
Next day, I went to Korean royal palace called "Kyung Buk Kung". The place that King and Queen lived. The place is really cool and huge I what live like a king someday. Also you can see the royal performance played on back ground.
Me and my brother posing on frount of the Korean National folk museum.
This was taken from the traditional folk village in seoul called "Namsangol Hanok." Lots Korean traditional house there to see. It is located in main street of seoul called "Mung Dong" I saw lot of people visiting the village.
This house was Dr.. Kim's house..He was one of member of royal family. The house was fancy and big.
And traditional Korean grinder on the back. I tried the grinder it was really hard. I dont know how old day people use this to gain the rice. Such impossible!
On "Mung Dong" street, me and my bro when to tea house. I was drinking papaya black tea. It was really good and wish had a buy the tea.
We went to sea side, east side of korea, called "Ju men Jin" We bought a dry squid, shrimp and fish to bring at home. The sea was really beautiful and love the saltys smell.
This place we went to called "Hansan" island. It was rainning that day. We could not see whole island view. Also we ride cable car.
Me and my bro eatting ice-creme at "Mong Dong" street. (It was really hot and dry day..one thing I hate come to the korea)
Last day in "Sam Chang Dong" meeting with my cousin. Sam Chang street has a little cute shop and art gallery there to see.
We are in "Youg Ju" temple in Hwa Soon area. It was really interesting temple, has a crazy stone buddha statue.
And Knitting News.....
On three month vacation happen plus there really hasn't been much knitting going on. I seriously have only started knitting again this week, probably about two nights ago. but, i am proud to say that i DID get some knitting done while on my trip...although i don't have photos to prove it i was able to knit on planes, and in our hotel! You can see two socks I been working on the trip.
I just finshed one side of socks, need to finshed second one.
Left: Yarn Over Cable socks by Charlene from Sensational Knitted socks book. Yarn - REGIA Silk Color #13905
Right: Escalator Sock by Ruth Greenwald. FREE Pattern at Raverly
Yarn - My hand-dyed superwash yarn in "sweet pea"
I will promise to keep blogging often! And really sorry for along waitting! I hope youguys have a great weeken and Happy Knitting to you all!