Wednesday, March 28, 2007

BOOK REVIEW #1 and Wedsday Update!

Iam Back! I know it has been really busy week, I have a time today to post my new stuff, yarn and books!

I just want say big Thank You to "Lime & Vlolet", for talking about my stitch marker and be a famous star of Knitting community! To listen Episode 30, CHECK HERE

Anyway, Do you remember this post? I joined "The Wee Tiny Socks Swap", Yarn Miracle is hosting. So my Pal "Carol"(She don't have a blog) send me this:

So cute!!! Both are hand-dye yarn from call "Marblehea"(left) and "Ann"(Right)

On sunday, i went to my balcony..I saw this! WOW! it start to blooming!
I dont know this plant name, but the plant given to me by my brother's girl-friend!

I brought some socks yarn from ebay(Win)... and baby knitting book!
Opal yarn is really hard to find in I just pay $6.00 and won this baby!
I almost finsh knitting Regia "Multi Effekt Color" need to finsh knitting toe.

Left to Right:

Opal "Magic" #1050 Neon Yellow, gray
REGIA Cotton "India Color" #4302 Orange, baby Blue, brown, peach
REGIA 4ply "
Strato Color" #5745 Dark Blue, Black, light Brown

I choose this book, because my niece's 1st birthday i
coming up and i want to make something for her!

"Simply Baby" 20 adorble Knits for baby's first two years

by Debbie Bliss

My Score: ***** star
(** Never Buy/ *** Not Bad/ **** Good to Keep/ ***** Must Have)

I think this is one of baby book you much have on your collection! There is lot of cute baby pattern even toys and blanket. It has lot of easy knit style that also introduce to less experienced Knitter to texture and color work with simple cable also fair lsle and intarsia.

BABY Shrug (Pg 48)
Iam making this right now! Dont you think this is cute?

Matinee Coat (Pg 62)
Lace top for cute baby!

Cable Sweater (Pg 126)

Lace Edge Cardigan (Pg 88)
Remind me starfish!

Fair Isle Cardigan (Pg 96)
Plan to knit for my niece in future!

Cable Yoke Jacket (Pg 74)

Hooded Jacket (Pg 102)
O MY GOD! Look at this!!!

Roll Edge Jacket (Pg 132)

Teddy Bear (Pg 66) Sooo Cute!!!

included more pattern such as tank top, beret, socks and coat alots of stuff!

*Song of the Week

Song are you hearing:

"Hanging On For Hope" by The New Amsterdams
CD form "Worse for the Wear"

"Hanging On For Hope"

Are you hanging on for hope?
The clock strikes past the hour.
Is the pain enough to choke the life out?

You may never get to sleep
Your time is not your time tonight
Her smile will make you weak and proud

Do you ever miss her?
Do you feel the cold wind whisper?
Is there anything more deafening?

Are you hanging on for hope?
It's all you've got worth living for.
Is it much too hard to cope the road out?
There's a tension when we speak
The income's overrated
but it's worth it when we meet on common ground

Do you ever miss her?
Do you feel the cold wind whisper?
Is there anything more deafening?

Are you hanging on for hope?
It's all you've got worth living for.
Much too hard to cope when i'm gone?

Do you ever miss her?
Do you feel the cold wind whisper?
Is there anything...

Do you ever cower when the clock strikes every hour?
Is there anything more deafening?
Is there anything more deafening?

The New Amsterdams is
Lawrence, Kansas-based
American indie rock band
featuring Matthew Pryor, formerly
of The Get Up Kids.hey debuted
in 2000 with their debut full-length,
Never You Mind
, on Vagrant Records.
This album seemed to have
more of a
rock and roll edge
than their later albums More info

Iam going out of town this friday come back next monday!!
I will see you tuesday then!!! Have a great weeken!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Theme Dye Swap Questionnaire ~~

1. What is/are your favorite fiber/s to knit with?

- Good 'O' Wool and Silk yarn

2. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
- Acrylic(yak yak...Craft store yarn!!!)

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?
- I can't remember!!! I guess, when i was little, my grandmother taught me with bamboo chopsticks.

4. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
- Intermediate to Advanced!!! I teach knitting and dyeing class at local yarn shop "HISSY Knit"

5. What's your favorite scent?
- I Love tropical citrus smell..Such as Mango, Lemon, Orange......fresh scent!!!

6. Do you have a sweet tooth?
- Ricola "Lemon- Mint" Candy..I love mellow taste from the herb lemon balm!!!!

7. Favorite candy?
- I love Mint, expressly "Peppermint"(LifeSaver, Altoids....)

8. What other crafts do you like to do?
- Card making, Book binding, Paper Making, Sawing, Collage, Beading, printmaking endless

9. Do you spin? What's your favorite color(s)?
- I do! Just beginer and i been spinning with spindles!!! I Love Green Tones such as olive....

10. What is/are your favorite items to knit?
- Socks Socks Socks..... Baby item for my cute niece.

11. What are you knitting right now?
- Regia plan sock for me, "River Rapids" socks for my mom and sweater my niece 1st birthday

12. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
- Same as, "KnitXcore" Of course! the beauty of a handmade gift is priceless.

13. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
- Circulars needle is my best friend for me because it is easy to carry around my bag.

14. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
- I have a both!( I got from ebay used one for $20)

15. How old is your oldest UFO?

-My black and brown stripes sweater: almost 3 year!!!(O my...)

16. Is there anything that you collect?
- Lots lots of yarn, old stamp, handmade paper around the world, CD( Indpendence music)

17. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
- Yarn: Socks that Rocks, Lorna's Laces and ArtYarn

Book: "Folk Sock" by Nancy Bush, "Knitting On the Road" by Nancy Bush all the book from amazon.
SEE my WishList on Amazon!!!

18. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
- Interweave "Knits"

19. When is your birthday?
- August 22

20. Finally, what are your four themes?

1. "Just Another Blast" by Kenin CD cover
2. Refreshing: Cool and teal providing a sense of soothing.

3. Yellow toy spring

4. The Man in the
Black Suit by Stephen King


MY friend start a NEW Knitting Pod-Cast:
Check her Pod Cast Out!!!

Moonlight Stitches

Moonlight Stitches

And Her

Friday, March 16, 2007

GREEN is.......

GREEN is.......

my "Rhett Miller" and "The Guster" CD!

my comfy bed!

my water plant! (Top of my bookcase)

all my GREEN Yarn!

Everybody have a great St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wee Tiny Sock is DONE!!!

Hey everybody! I finsh knitting Wee Tiny Swap Sock today! It was so
much fun to knit tiny little sock and
the sock came ou
t really cute!

If youguys want to knit tiny sock, please visit her
Yarn Miracle's site,
Pattern "Top Down Wee Tiny Swap Sock" and for "Toe up Wee Tiny Swap Sock"

It is great idea for leftover sock yarn!!!!

I used my hand-dyed pink and olive Merino yarn, i dyed last year..
I gues it was last year September.

Yarn with tiny sock!!!

Packing with my stitch marker and sock for swaper "Meg"
Meg, I hope you like it!

I can wait to another
Wee Tiny Sock exchange next year!
Thank you Emily!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Why Crochet? Crochet = knit

I saw this video at "KnitXcorE", it is funny video but there is discriminating with crocheter....Knitting and crochet is art of craft why everybody hate compare with both art form? Does words are not truth!!!!


Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Wee Tiny Sock Swap!!!!!!

I Just join the The Wee Tiny Sock Swap today!!

"Yarn Miracle" is hosting first tiny sock exchange for this year.
only cost $.39 US and take about an hour from start to finish.
MORE Info about exchange please visit her website

Here's how this is going to work:

  • Anyone who wants to participate has until this Friday (March 9, 2007) to email me ( with your name, email address and mailing address. Please include the URL of your blog if you've got one.

  • I will get the matches together next weekend and send them out on Sunday (March 11, 2007).

  • Then, you'll knit a single Wee Tiny Sock out of leftover sock yarn. Use whatever sock yarn or colorway you like!

  • Next Friday (March 16, 2007) you will place your Wee Tiny Sock in an envelope with a card, note or piece of paper torn from a notebook with the details you can remember about the yarn, your email address and name.

  • Address the envelope to your swap partner and place a First Class Stamp on it.

  • Drop the envelope in the mailbox addressed to your swap partner.

  • Upon receiving your own Wee Tiny Sock, contact your swap partner to say thank you and laugh and laugh about what a silly thing this is. Discuss how much fun you had participating!

PLEASE SIGN UP by tomorrow 9th!!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

WEDSDAY sock update!!!!

Hey guys~~ Iam back!!! I told youguys last post, I am really busy!!! because my school start and i dont have a time to knit finshing sock. I was planning to finsh knitng "River Rapid Socks" last weeken, i got so tired after came home and also work take my knitting time alway.
Also homework..Oh god...I feel sad!! I saw Adam's blog, he has a same premble as mine. He was busy doing his homework no time to knit! Anybody having same problem..Please understand me, apology to all my viewer!

Today, I dont have a class today! WOW! so i have time to knit: also alot of catch up to do! Youguys know i living in CA. Today, I felt it was almost it is ready summer. Today LA was over 85 degree!! It was really hot, i was eating ice cream all day long! Do you see KnitXcorE blog?

The pic of snowing day with his cute pic!!!Compare weather with CA and New
Jersey .. Everybody told me, it is all about the globe warming! The snowing in New Jersey and hot sunny day in CA? It so strange...
I been living CA for almost 10 year, i never seen snow before!!! Iam looking back KnitXcorE 's blog right now! So beautiful!!! Thinking about white wonderland!!!(Iam
just dreaming....)

I was waiting for such long time

"Knitty" Spring 2007 HERE!!!!
Check out new spring pattern!!!!

Do you see DMP sock pattern made by SockpOrn? O MY GOD~~ I really falling love with this sock pattern so much!!! I been reading her blog long as I rememeber, she is mom and has cutest boy in the world.

Youguys seen her genius sock knitting skill, and master of sock knitting. Also she has Esty shop call "Zero Markers" selles really beautiful perl stitch maker.

I know....youguys falling love with she's work right alway. That's why Iam really admire her!!!

Ok back to my pic:

I started knitting new sock from "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch
with Regia 4ply "Multi Effekt Color"

"River Rapid Socks" this is so far i was working on~~

I really like the colors coming out!!!
By the way, this is Lorna's Shephed Sport
color is "Watercolor"

Also new socks stash!!!!( I was really jealous of Elemmaciltur's sock yarn...)

Left to Right:
Lana Grossa- "Meeting" #7730(Gray, Green, Dark Blue) from ebay
Lana Grossa- "Meeting" #7760(Red, Pink Yellow)
Four Seasons - Marathon Chagell Sockenwolle 4 #677

*Song of the Week

Song are you hearing :

"Better Days" by Alfred James Band
CD from "Luck if Easy"

You always were my favorite color
You shine on me like no other love
You've got me falling down, breaking down at your feet
For you I leave my light on
By your grace, shine on, shine on
Your blue eyes carry me up
and lift me to better days

I was floating through my life,
until you found me
soft words like daydreams, dripping in wine your tears unfold me.
whispering of my better days you lay me down.

We drank your father's wine
stumbled on your mama's porch
and when I look back now I use that time to carry me to better days
and the freedom of your laugh that night
tickled to my soul's delight
I would give all myself to keep your spirit free

I was floating through my life,
until you found me
soft words like daydreams,
dripping in wine your tears unfold me.
whispering of my better days you lay me down
when the world comes between us you lay me down.

The Alfred James Band, weaves classical
themes with soulful charm into an
acoustic pop sound that is both original
and musically masterful. Rich with beautiful
harmonies and vocals, and intertwining
the ethereal sounds of Alfred's cello
with the earthy strums of acoustic guitar,
the music of AJB takes acoustic rock to
another level. Continue reading...

Injoy.... Have a great week!!!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Recycling TP rolls for yarn ball winding!

I Know~~~ It has been almost two weeks no post no yarn! I been busy busy busy, work like bees.
My school start and work..i dont have a time to knit!
I will post my sock this weeken coming soon! Also show youguys sock yarn I brought!
Anyway, I saw on youtube about
ball winding with TP rolls. I think this really cool! TRY THIS!!