Wednesday, February 27, 2008


F inally done clue 2 for sotsii...I though I would never be able to get pass clue on to clue 3 which according to DK, this is where I can chose to lengthen or shorten my stole. and since the only difference will be 1.75", I guess it will not be that obvious if i choose the shorten version. It would mean skipping at least total of 8 rows (4 are the stitches indicated in the pattern, 4 is the k5,p...and k5).

So what do you think should I shorten it or stick with the pattern?


Am just a bit annoyed of the result of my clue 2, see the uneven stitches....I must have done the yo, on the wrong stitches....I only noticed it when I was pinning it to take a photo of it. I don't want to visit the frog pond again..

Anyway I will do my best to keep my clue 3 error-free...wish me luck...

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Saturday, February 23, 2008


feel so drain, tired and cranky today. Maybe because I haven't gotten enough sleep for almost a week now. And my youngest daughter is sick since Wednesday, she had fever for almost 3 days, kept her awake due to coughing, and stuffy nose too. She was diagnose to have Broncho Asthma, needs to be on nebulizer every 6 hrs round the clock.

I am also posting my Secret of the Stole II clue 2, yup am still on clue 2, most of my co-members in the group is now on Clue about being way behind... I promised to myself, need to finish clue 2 this week...

oops..saudi net has block photobucket site.... darn, just when I transfer some of my photos this happens....grrr... oh well I'll just post the photo on my next blog about SOTSii...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

some yarn dyeing

D id some yarn dyeing, I followed Eunny Jung's Dyeing Self-Stripping yarn instructions and find it easy to follow.

Here's the result of my second yarn dyeing project.... I used scheepjes Invicta Extra color white/cream.
mix Kool-Aid (Cherry, Grapes and Pineapple) that' the only flavor a friend was able to find in Manila
sad, and take note this is not sugar-free, and to my horror, I found out that you have to rinse it well, to get rid of the sugar or else the yarn will be stiff when dry.

This yarn will be a socks..hopefully soon. As I want to finish my SOSTii
before I start another knit or crocheted project.



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Saturday, February 09, 2008

abbie's calisthenics

We had a great time at the DQ (Diplomat's Quarters), biggrin where Abbie's school - FUGEN (Future Generation Philippine International School) - held their 2nd Foundation Day here are some of the photos of the said event taken by moi...






Below are some the photos I took, while I played with my not-so-old digicam (more than a year---wanted to have Cannon
.wink) these are taken from the kids window, they have flower pots put outside and the sun is just right so I decided to take some shots, these are Petunias and I think the violet-white one is a Posies. and the first two flower photos are from DQ's garden don't what kind of flower they though question...







calisthenics12 calisthenics11

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Monday, February 04, 2008

sotsii - clue 1 done!

F inally done with my clue 1 of Secret of the Stole II...and am now on row 55. To show off my 1st clue here is the photo, taken yesterday early afternoon.

I felt an accomplishment finishing clue 1. I'm just a beginner knitter, and kinda like the lace knitting technique. There are still more clues to finish and I just hope I'll be able to cope with the challenge, and finish it even though I didn't reach the weekly deadline.

What do you think?


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Sunday, February 03, 2008

recipe for my personality

nother personality questions to answer, but this sounds just like me. biggrin
The Recipe For

3 parts Charisma
2 parts Superiority
1 part Playfulness

Splash of Uniqueness

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!

What Jinky Flaviano Means

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are loving, compassionate, and ruled by your feelings.
You are able to be a foundation for other people... but you still know how to have fun.
Sometimes your emotions weigh you down, but you generally feel free from them.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very hyper. You never slow down, even when it's killing you.
You're the type of person who can be a workaholic during the day... and still have the energy to party all night.
Your energy is definitely a magnet for those around you. People are addicted to your vibe.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

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