Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kick Ass Stitch Markers!

Hi everybody! It's Thurdays today. I know! The day goes so fast. Since last post, I been making a stitch marker to sell on my Etsy shop "Cool Buddha Tonic" Visit my store and check it out!

Long time ago, I bought this really cool "Creating Extraordinary BEADS From Or Ordinary Materials" by Tina Casey book at B&N, trying create myself handmade beads and make stitch marker to sell on my store. I had extra time last weeken, so been making a paper bead and wireing the beads into stitch makers!

This is instruction shows how to make paper beads and painting of the beads in this book.

So this this the beads. Just use of colored construction paper and craft acrylics paints and last clear coat of clear nail polish, creat this lovely paper bead!

And wireing the beads into stitch markers. I really like does stitch markers are comes out and it is much lighter then regular stone beaded!

And close up pic of yellow construction paper with dark-red and pink dot painted outline. I add little wooden beads to each end of stitch marker.

And finsh product with cover with each of my "Cool Budda Tonic" label. Done!

I really like how does stitch markers cames out! Really light and esay to mark on the knitting item. This is "Bloodymarry" on the pic!

And "Cherry blossom"


All does my handmade bead stitch marker will be listed on Etsy shop next week! STAY RETURN!

Also this is gonna be my new episode of Knitting Video Cast coming up! Come over and see! KNIT HARD~~

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Iam In LOVE~~~I mean Loop Shawl

I know... It is silly face I am making!

Hi everybody! It has been raining alot here in CA, all days since last monday... I did danced on the rain(Not really HaHaHa) Stay home and knitting, watching tv and drinking lot of teas. The weather drap down to below 40 degrees because of rain, it is the coldist winter here in CA, we never had. Usally this time the year getting warm over 80 degree. This is not a typical weather right now in CA and use to live in CA so long, I really like a sunny hot weather. In CA? Rainning? No way! It was raining alot since beginning of monday...thinking about last year, we really need a rain! I remember last year, it was no raining for almost nine months..CA Los Angles(where i live) was lacking of water, lot of people are suffering of drinking also price of fruits and vegs goes up really hige. I remember paying extra fee for water and was terrible.
Now, begining of the year it has been rainning whole weeks, I hoping that this will serving the problem of water in CA is having.

Anyway... on monday, I finally got my order from Amazon... Youguys wanna see What I got?

I saw Leah's blog another day... youguys already know her blog "Between Stupid and Clever" I was falling love with her "Loop Shawl" pattern from January 2008 NEW coming out book "Sensual Knits" by Yahaira Ferreira. The pattern was lovely lace stitch and will be great for my mom's B-day gift. I also saw famous Senda's blog "I May be knitting a Rance Hourse" she was knitting a Leah's loop shawl too! Check out her blog.

I saw Leah is using a Louisa Harding "kimono Angora"with mulit color(Book shows solid color) You can see the Progress pic HERE . I had a two skeins of Louisa Harding "Kimono Angora" color #7 in my stash, also exchange three more skein from Kendra Raverly memebr with my socks yarn(Thank you Kendra!) So total five skein need for this lovely shawl.

So far, this is one of five skien, I think stitch show really will! I was worry about this yarn I chose because yean is multi color. Check out bigger pic.

And close up shot of loop Shawl stitch. I think its lovely!

Hope youguys have a great weekend and Knit HARD~~

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Shoes

I took a pic yesterday of my shoes(Reflection of shoe my mirror)... Remind me does my past day, my old shoes....Use to be black, now faded to gray...And use to be smooth, now wrinkles. Talking about my shoe in this post, I want to share with youguys one of my favorite poem by John Perreault. Injoy~~

by John Perreault

A road can't be as sad as a shoe is sad
when a shoe can't read.
I can't read either.

And I have given away all my clothe
sand gone away so far
that no one will even remember that I've gone
nor how far I went when I was here.

For a road can't be as crazy as a ranch is mad
when a ranch can't sing.

I cough. I spit. I jump up and down
and I run around like a headless rooster.

Me too. I am not lonesome. I am gregarious.
I make friends with the curbstone even.

But a shoe can't be as pretty as a wheel when it's turning
or a tunnel uncovered by chance.
And a shoe can't be a lobster.

I am as free as a belt or a bell or
a dog on a leashg
one crazy with the aroma of flagpoles.

Have a great thursday!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday Self-Portrait

Since you guy what to know about what I been working on, still working on Dickie's Bubble Wrap Socks for our exchange knitted item each other. I just playing around my camera....age of 24 of me! Don't youguys think Iam cute in this pic?

This week's indle Music:

Song: "Beige Stationwagon"

Artist: Canada

Album: This Cursed House

From: Ann Arbor, Michigan

CANADA was conceived in late 2004 when
a group of mild mannered acquaintances
who all happened to play various musical
machines gathered together in a basement
full of rain and chandeliers and began
writing. Shortly after, they convened on a
farm just outside of Ann Arbor and crafted
their songs from the air and from the earth.
From these gatherings came the beginnidgs
to what would lead up to
This Cursed House.

Injoy the song and have a great weekend! KNIT HARD!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Let's begin with your NEW YEAR stash!

Hey everybody! After holiday is over and new year end, I broght a alot stuff to show youguys. Youguys know already. I KNOW! More yarn..Don't ask me why! It has been crezy last year and this year will be more knitting not buying more yarn. It is so hard to say to myself also so hard to buy more yarn. As other knitter say this situsation called our self "YARN COLLECTOR."

Been like every year stash is growing by the big plastic ben. I really need to stop buying more yarn. I have a 15 sweaters worth of yarn in my ben, 30 worth of scarf and 70 pairs of socks yarn to knit from. Youguys thinking Iam crazy but this is real! Also buying yarn is OK! But where the all yarn goes? I really need more space to store all yarn. Youguys feel what I feel. I will talk about this more later.

This years my resolution will be stop buying more yarn and knit with already have in my stash. If there is time to buy more yarn, I will find project first then buy the yarn. I hope keep my resolution this year hopefuly less yarn in my clothet.

Moving right along..So youguys what to know what I got for my holiday and new year shopping? I bought a lot of socks yarn.

Lanna Grossa "Meilenweit Multiringel" #5124

I got this yarn from Ravelry memeber
"cinnamonsheep" for really cheap! I
pay for $5 + plus shipping! Thanks you!

REGIA 4ply "Canyon Color" #2804 and #2800

I got this at ebay store "
Toadal Discount Yarn" I brought it because this yarn is so rare and can't find anywhere. Iam really luck to get the yarn from seller!

REGIA 4ply "Nation Color" #5397 Germany

Its going to be my brother's socks! He like black and rad!

Karabella "Lace Merino"#2323

I was waitting to order this new yarn from Karabella. It has great yardage 225yd and it will lace socks for my mom's B-day coming up. I bought this at online store "Kpixie" for sale price $6.50 (orginal $8.00). They still have a sell going on so, go over and buy it!

Long yarn "SUPER SOXX" #39 and #40

Also I found really cheap Long
and Berroco yarn seller at ebay
store "Yarn-Shop" Also this yarn
is hard to find!

OPAL "Feelings" #1704

I order this at Little Knit for Jaywalker socks

REGIA 4ply "Havanna Color"

Also discontinued socks yarn I got it from ebay.

Opal "UNI" #1266 and #1418

Also I got this for "Little Knit" going to be lace socks


I got it online seller "The" All orders are free shipping and plan to Knitting a lace scarf.

koigu "KPPPM" P505-83 Teal, Brown and Orange

I got Koigu from my LYS "Simply Knitting" with gift card I have. IT will be another socks or scarf.

Knitting Fever "WHISPERS" #04

IT will be Diamonds and Pearls Shawl pattern from NEW "Book of yarn" Book.

Also I got a NEW "HiyaHiya" DPN for sock needle at "Kpixel". I order #1 and 5in for socks knitting.

Also my new book:

Elizabeth Zimmermann's KNITTER'S ALMANAC by Dover


The Knitter's "BOOK OF YARN"-The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes from Amazon.

I bought alots of stuff! Talking about my stash bottom pic is for my newest group on Ravelry. "Knit socks from your stash 2008". Flash your sock stash. I made only 5 pairs of socks last year and the count as of right now is yarn for 70 pairs including the one that is on the needles right now. At this build rate we have 5 years of sock stash.YEK!

Ok Thats all for update today..Have great rest of days see youguys for next post! KNIT HARD~~~