Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Little Break~

Sorry Youguys! I been sick for almost two weeks..since last weeken. I got really horrible cold...stay home in bad! Iam little better this week, I will be back in END OF

(Another new Video CAST COMING SOON!)


Monday, February 18, 2008

Knitting Video Cast #7 "NEW Spring Men's Knitwear Review"

Episode #7 Show Note:
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In this Episode #7, I will be talking about the guy knitting... men's Spring Fashion and patterns also yarn choose!

NEW Kntting Podcast came out last week!

- "YKnit" by Stephen(Hiz KNITS) and Mike(Sockstopus)

Check Out at and download!

Great to have another men kntting podcast!

- "BarknKnit" by Natalie(Bark n Knit)

Check Out at

If youguys like a dogs and Knithing..This is great podcast for you!

She explains herself as "The Crazy Dog Lady!"

Spring Men's Knitwear Preview:
Some of pic is from the 2008 spring runway fashion show.

Talking about Men's Knitwear in Spring 2008:

- Color: Black and White

- Classic Cardigan with layering button shirt underneath.

- Simple lighter v-neck sweater, white T-shirt layering.

- Simple Stockinette knit sweater stylized with two or three buttons on side of shoulder and neck.

- Vest: Stirp, black and white matching with jacket.

- Shorter waist line of shirt.

Book Review for Men's Spring Pattern:

27 Classic Projects to Keep Him Warm
by Martin Storey & Wendy Baker.
Right: "Rialto" by Debbie Bliss

"Marco" Cable Vest by Debbie Bliss
Cable and rib matching with color of button.
Pattern is from the "Rilato" supporting yarn for "Rilato"

"Ribbed Cardigan" by Wendy Baker

Classic Cardigan with two side pockets(Knit with lighter wight yarn)
Pattern is from the "Kntting for Him" by Rowan Book

Close Up of Ribbed Cardigan

Yarn Choice: Great yarn for men's Spring Knitwear!

"Rialto" by Debbie Bliss

100% Extrafine Merino Wool

Weight: DK

Approx. 116 yds/50g

Needle: US 5

The yarn is washable and came out Spring 2007 by Debbie Bliss

Indie-Music Recomendation:

*Music on the back ground

Song: "Hey, Love" & "Fallin's Easy"

From: L.A., California

Catalog: Acoustic, Folk

Thank You for watching!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Self-Portrait FRIDAY!

Too Hot to wear my hand
knit scarf friday. It is
89 degrees right now and
I was really what to wear
my hand knit scarf! SAD~~

*BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: It's gonna be my BIG
NEW Episode #7 "Kntting video cast" on
Monday! In this new episode, I will be
talking about new spring men's fashion
in knitwear, pattern, yarn and other
info about the kntting! STAY RETURN!
and check out my new video next week!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

V is For Valentine's Day Cookie!

Martha Stewart saved my Valentine Day again!

Hey everybody! It's Valentine day weeks. I mean this Thursday! Guessing everybody got there gift for husbands or wife and love one. For my personal life, I dont have a boy-friend in my age of 24..really sad stay home and knitting. Since last two year, I been making a Valentine cookie to give out to my friends. Everytime I make does cookies, came out really great! In this post, I am going to share with youguys my favorite Valentine heart cookie recipe!

It's been trying Martha's Valentine day heart cookie for two year, I really love her recipe. It came out perfectly every time. I know Martha always says "IT'S GOOD THINGS!" Thats fucking truth! She is queen of under cooking and everything. This cookie recipe is from the
Martha's "Good Things" (you can see the pic on the top) check out at amazon. It is such great book to have everybody's home. It has lot of info about the basic kinchen and living houehold ideas and project. You can see the book pic of cookie on top, its lovely and decorated with royal icing and colored suger.

It is really simple and easy suger cookies recipe. HERE is how to make a heart cookie!

Heart Suger Cookies

4 cups Sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 pound (2 stick) unsalted butter

2 cups suger

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla or freash lemon juice and zest

1. a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder.

2. Use an electric mixer or by hands to cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.

3. Add flour mixture: mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in Vanilla or lemon juice and zest. Wrap dough in plastic: Chill for 30 minutes.

4.Heat oven 325degree. On a floured surface, roll dough into thin(1/8in) thickness. Use heart shape cookie cutter, cut out hearts. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets; refrigerate until firm, 15min. Bake 8 to 10min, until edges just start to brown. Cool on wire racks; decorate with royal icing.

This is Martha's famous icing! It is really awsome! I add food coloring to decorat like a heart. Here is recipe for royal icing!

Royal Icing

2 large egg whites, or more to thin icing
4 cups sifted confectioner's suger (powder suger)
Juice of 1 whole lemon
3 drop glycerin(*Optional: Available at drugstore)

1. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry.
2. Add suger, lemon juice and glycerin (If using).
3. Beat for 1 minute more.
4.If icing is too thick, add more egg white,
if it is too thin, add more sugar.

*Note: Raw eggs should not be used in fool for pregnant women, babies and young child or anyone has whose health is compromised.

This is pic of cookie is drying on the cookie sheet. It's pretty dont you think? Some of heart I add colored suger for add little touch.

Yum! It's DONE!!! The cookie came out really cute!

I packed each of bag with heart cookie and tie the ribbon! I think my friends will be love it! I hope youguys have a great Valentine's day with your love one and make some heart cookie each other!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

LOVE this Simple Crochet Scarf!

Since last post, I got so sick and tired of knitting a "Loop Shawl"-youguys already know what I am talking about.. I just finsh little mindless project last weekend..introduce "Weaved Blue River" crochet scarf.

Pattern: "Weaved Blue River" Scarf (My Own)
Yarn: "Shamrock" by Knitpicks Color: Reilly
Almout: Three Skein and little leftover
Needle: Size "J" Susan Bates Crochet Hook

Pattern Notes: Just simple scarf with made my own. I cast on 23 chain, make two chain then double stitch one row and next two row single stitch. Repeat does stitch ontil length of the scarf I what. Then I added classic scarf fringe. Just great mindless project.. I named this "Weaved Blue River" scarf because it looks like a ciassic vintage weaved scarf..remind me ofcold night blue rive.

I took a pic with my handmade bowl to match with new scarf.

And pic of me wearing the scarf I made. I add little cool button to make more stylish to wear it outside.

Me and my scarf! Scarf looking great!

And other pic with my scarf!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Knitting Video Cast Episode #6 "Not SO NEW YEAR" and Update!

Episode #6 Show Note:

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So sorry about the no video casting for a while! Almost five month? I been busy finshing my school and taking alots of classes. Iknow..It's too long! Anyway, I hope youguys had a great new years..that's why I name this sixth episode for "Not So New Year" because it is already February post and Iam late!

- New Socks Yarn Review:

"Sock It to Me 4 Ply" by Collection
755 Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon / 229 yards

Really great yarn(Feel so soft) and irresistible price. It is really cheap only $2.30 per skein. Compare to the same yarn as Knitpicks "Essential" sold for $3.29. It is same yarn and same yardage. But Elann yarn is $1 cheaper then Knitpick! What a great deal! Go over and get some great socks yarn for your stash!

- Talking about Winter 07 / Spring 08
"KnitScene" Magazine:

In this Special Interweave "Knitscene" magazine, editor Lisa Shroyer creat whole host of layering pieces that will work in all types of fibers in this issue. Lot of great design a for great winter and spring project in this issue, such as jacket, tote, sock and great designer Katie Himmelberg's knitwears. Does three projects on the bottoms are the best designs in this new issue.

"American Safari Hoodie" by Amy King

Yarn:"New Tweed" by Tahki Yarn

"Phiaro Scarf" by Kayie Himmelberg

Yarn: "Oasis" by Southwest Trading Company

"Organic Man Pullover" by Katie Himmelberg

Yarn: "Organic Cotton" by Blue Sky Alpacas

- Kntting Book Review:

"2-at-a-time SOCKS" The secret of Knitting Two st Once on One Circular Needle

by Melissa Morgan-Oakes

It is such great books and book is spiral binded, so you don't have to fold the page! Carrie at "Sock in the City" podcast interviewed Melissa Morgan Oakes on episode#22. Go over and listern to Carrie's interview with Melissa!

This is the inside of the book. Since many socks knitters are want to know how to knit a socks two at a time with one crcular needle..this is such great book, Melissa shows step by step by picture and number by the section.

- Indle Music

"I'll Get Over Myself" by Jon Hainstock

Album: Jon Hainstock Self-titled

From: BURLINGTON, Wisconsin

Catalog: Pop, Alternative Folk
Buy CD at CDbaby HERE