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October 31, 2006

beneath the suit...


every action hero has an alter ego


beneath the suit.... there you find a knitter. happy halloween!

(photogragphy by husband, batgirl suit, not by me)

October 23, 2006

still grey


but i'm making significant progress. husband is eagerly waiting to wear this pair of socks.

also, i can't wait to start a new pair of socks for myself. how about the long neglected norwegian stockings? i think so, too.

October 12, 2006

knitting grey


can you see the little beads here? they are glass beads from japan. i found them in this little bead shop in helena, alabama. they matched the smoky kidsilk haze pretty well. the only thing about knitting with beads is that you need to push the beads down to pull the threads constantly. it was a tempting entertainment for my cats, they were totally psyched.

my second attempt to make butterfly was definitely a lot better than the tragic first. my progress is much more advanced than the above photo. still, i think the hem is the best part of this whole garment, and the most time-consuming. i intend to find a midnight blue silk cami to layer with butterfly, with black taxedo pants and skinny heels, it should look appropriately chic for a night out in fall.


how about this grey wool socks? nancy bush's railway socks for husband. he totally loves this, especially the striped heels. socktoberfest is still happening here.

October 07, 2006

the fitting

you can never be sure of the fit until she put the clothes on, took the pictures and showed them to you.

love the whole outfit, she said the shoes are from betula!

it looks very american, mary jane-ish, don't you think?

my sister in the clothes i made her a while back! looks like the fit is perfect, even the shorts!!

October 05, 2006

lemon tree socks


knit project: lemon tree socks (simple 2 x 2 ribbed pattern)
difficulty (1-5): 1.2
size:women's small (64 stitches, long tail cast on)
yarn: lana grossa's meilenweit cotton fun & stripes in 336
knitting specs: US 1 cir.

these colors reminded me of 70's fashion. shoes, too. i think i would wear them a lot this fall. with a semi politically incorrect t-shirt and a pair of jeans.

did you notice the colors are in complete reverse of each other? i forgot that i've re-wound one of the skeins. it doesn't bother me, i like the blue and yellow toes. that's more 70's irreverence for you.

socktoberfest is kicking off with this pair of lemon tree socks i started back in the spring. i never wear socks in spring/summer anyway, it is good timing. these socks do look/fit a little big. it's probably because of cotton.

so jeans... i'm quite bewildered how expensive these things have gotten, can't get a decent pair without spending some serious money now. i'm going to get me a pair of nice jeans anyway. any recommedation on a brand? for a petite person like myself, i hope i can find a decent pair without having to re-hem them. yikes.

October 02, 2006

those untold knitterly things...

i don't like to "knit in public", it is like an instant conversation piece. and if you know me, you know that i hate small talks. knitting to me is a relaxing hobby at home. i love knitting at home, with my familiar surroundings, music and all the accessible resources in my room.

when i fly, i would knit on the plane. a 10-15 hour time slot just calls for knitting. this would be the rare times when my knitting projects leave home.

i don't flaunt that i knit and sew or have a blog. especially in yarn stores or fabric stores. this goes with my philosophy of being a forever low key person (it's weird, i know.)

i don't think continental knitting will ever happen with me. it is so awkward in my hands.

sweaters are my favorite items to knit, they are classic. i sometime think knitting accessories and socks do not qualify as real knitting.

unfinished projects bother me. i tend to keep them at a minimum. i have three of them so far.

i never taught anyone how to knit, i have little patience and i was afraid that my teaching style would overshadow their potential passion for knitting.

my first skein of yarn was bought in a little yarn shop in new zealand. i still remember and still has those yarn in my stash. it reminds me the first time i learned to knit. as well as my life of the time.

i secretly hope that i'll meet my favorite knitting bloggers one day, i suspect we will be great friends.

if i can't decide my whole outfit with a particular knitting pattern, i would not knit it. however beautiful the pattern appears to be. that's why i rarely knit shawls, i don't know how to wear them!