Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Guess what, then I sproung my ankle the day before my last day!! So my week off was a resting week at home. It's very hard fall appearantly and couldn't walk for almost a week. I got a aircast and it helped a lot. I started my new job in a limping foot!! Luckly, it's light working and I managed to sit most of the time. My ankle is almost healed now, but still got smaller swallon and numbness feeling at time. My uncle and anut even mailed me couple bottles of chinese medicines from Cleveland, OH. How nice? Then, I also realized if I weight lesser, my ankle might recover faster with the lesser 30lbs on it. I still hold on the stair-reel when I "need" to walk down the stairs.
We started a new Christmas traditions that no gifts exchanges. It's so much easier especially with my bump ankles. I was way so behind on my Christmas Card, so it has to make it before the Chinese New Year Card, 1/26/2009, year of the OX.
My knitting group's Brenda gave us yarns and Maylene, my great knitting buddies, spinned lots of pretty yarns. I should have pictures tomorrow taken by tomorrow.
There's few things I like to accomplished/keep it up in 2009:
1. Established a healthy eating and exercise habbit.
2. Organized my yarn stock and sell all of them and gain my garage back!!
3. Furnish the Oakland condo. (paint, curtains, kitchenwares, simple funitures)
4. Completed the quilting blocks, sew 4 quilts.
5. Monitor and reblance my profolios once a month. First Saturday of the month.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Needle: 2mm Size 0; Addi 40" two sock on one needle
Pattern: Little flower
Start: Augest 8 2008
Ended: Augest 29, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Needle: 2mm Size 0; Addi 40"
Start: Feb 3, 2008
Ended: Feb 5, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Needle: 2mm Size 0; Addi 40"
Pattern: New Year Sock
Start: Jan 13, 2008
Ended: Jan 23, 2008
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Needle: 2mm Size 0; Addi 40"
Pattern: Monkey By Cookie A
Start: Nov 15, 2007
Ended: Nov 18, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Stitches: 60 stitches
Yarn: Regia 2 x 50 g
Needles: US 0/2mm addi 40"
My August Socks. I finished the first one on the first week, but the second one took long time. Lost some momentum on sock. I have been busying with other sister's twins baby sitting. They are starting to smile and laugh alot. They like to be all hold all the time. I tried to tell some story to them but I only recall one song with 90% of the wording. I am working a double knit blanklet for them. It's a slow start, and today's over 100 degree and it feel stinky doing knitting without AC and blashing ceiling. I am doing some quilting recently and hope to have some picture soon.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Monkey Sock Swap #3 questions.
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?
I am an intermediate to advance. Most pattern I used is larger than my feet, and I adjust them as needed. I have been knitting socks more than 2 years.
Shoe Size: 5.5 or 6 depending of the brand
Foot circumference: 7-3/4"
Foot length: 6-3/4"
Yarn Preferences:What colors do you love? I like darker colors for socks, I tend to pick some purple with verigate yarns, but I love all colors.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? I like variegated more than solid. I tend to pick variegate color when I buy yarns. I only done 3 pair of solid, but I am happy to have anything that someone made for me!!
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn?
I can't wear wool well, and I usually pick either Bamboo or Cotton if I intend for myself.
What colors would you never wear? I like all color but I save the wild color to be look at.
What are your favorite brands of yarn? I have been knitting mostly OPAL, Regis...and I am happy to work with any sock yarn.
Are there any new brands you would like to try? Alpacca.
Do you have any allergies? No.
Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? No.
Are you on Ravelry yet? No.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Yarn: Super Soxx #568
Needle: Size 0 (2mm) Addi 40" One needle
Started: March 3, 2007;
Yarn: Online 6ply #74 Crazy Strip Patterns.
Neele: Size 1 (2.5mm) Addi 40" One needle
Started: March 10, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Feb 2007 sock:
Yarn: bought from Marietta, GA. couldn't find the label after wounding to the ball.
Needle: Size 0, 2mm 40" circular Addi
Cast on 64 stitches Top Down
It's been many weeks that I write. Lots of things happening. Almost got a ticket when I left the knitting group on Monday night. Walnut Creek police were very sharp and I got questioning about my break light was broken and I didn't have my regristration paper with me...... Then, few days later, a minor car accident on 1/16 and my left side of the car got dented and got yelled at by the other ladies. I took the picture and gave her my name and insurance. I just felt not quite right also and tthe estimate was over $2200. My ear still brothering me. The Chinese New Year, year of the pig, last week and we got vacation day off. Thanks for all the presidents. I got this sock done couple days but I couldn't find my download dongle to download the picture. I have not been keeping my regular matters, my bill pay got mass up, and not working well and got to pay lots of draft fees.
Here's my Feb, 2007 sock. It's a very simple sock and bigger than I usually knit. I am giving this to a friend in New York. It's cold there and hope she likes it. It's also cold here in the last few days. Rain the last few days and it even have thurder this afternoon in Oakland. We heard the loud thurder and all went to the window and it was all dark outside. Napa, rt 29, got close due to snow and area about 2500' has snow. The weather has been changed alot.
Last weekend 2/22-2/25 is Stitches West. Maylene and I went on Sunday, we bought few patterns, yarns. Got few freebies; tape measure, Cute key chains, pens....lots of business card. I saw the Knitting machine and I like to learn more, and I am going to the mksfba the coming weekend.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, December 31, 2006
- The Knit-From-Your-stash-a-Thon will start 1/1/2007 to 9/30/2007
- I will not buy any yarns with one exception that someone asks for specific knitted gifts especially for family.
- I am allow to receive gifts of yarn.
- Buying knitting tool needs for knitting/crochet project is OK.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Merry Christmas day, it's a croudy day but a nice day over all. We didn't see the sun come out til noon. It's quiet day when I drive off to Oakland ChinaTown. I checked on my Parking space and there's no car parked their like last weekend. Our favoriate cat, Mango, didn't come home tonight. He stopped by yesterday but he hardly come inside the home recently. Here's one of the picture he used to laid arond my sewing machine on the table when no on around. Mom found him staying with another family two blocks away. It's very interesting to see him changes. Mom suspect he was scare of the flea spary. He is a very friendly cat and like stranger and new people come around the house.
I finished my Chain link Sock today. I used one ball of Wool Ease (some off white for the CC and MC is spiced heather brownish color) Size 2 circular needle 32" on One needles. I started since Saturday and it is a easy pattern. I am happy to get this done shortly. It's a great accomplishment to me. I don't alway finish stuff fast like in couple days. I have been doing better lately when I choose simple project like hat, scarf and sock.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
I started the brown sock Friday Night and it's a plain Knit stitches cast on 44 stitches. I just finished last night. Hot on press!! The pink on I started last Sunday and the yarn got tangle very very badly. I spent over 3 hours trying to untangle that Sunday night. I took that to the knitting group Monday, Bonnie and Ellen tried to unwound that in vain. I have benn using the wool ease yarn for all my sock recently when I got them on sale at Joann at $1.77. It takes on skein for a small women size sock. I was going to cut them Tuesday night and decided I could just take out the circular needle to solve the problem. Wahla! it untangle the yarn and I continue you that and finished on Friday night. It's a pattern K one rows and K2, P1 row alternate both rows. I casted on 48rows and it fit me well.
Both are Wool Ease Worst Weight Yarn. The left one is cast on 48 st and with Pattern of simpe one row K1,P1 stitches and K all the nex row. It's a easy pattern. It's a child size. The right one is Black color and plain K row of 56 stitches and it's a men size 10 shoes.
I did many scarves this month for co-worker gifts. I got these yarn when Beverly and Michael on sales with $2.00 skeins. They take 2 skeins and I usually add one similar color to add some weight and wear better. Here are the pictures: lime green, yellow, pink, black.
The off-white bead scarf was done many monthe ago when I try leaning knitting with Beads. The bead is transfer, and it didn't show well wih picture. I like the length and it show well with darker color clothing.