Sunday, February 22, 2009

achievements this week! {*whew!}

:woooh:some achievements this week...tepuktangan

last friday was a great night for us, Abbie was in a dance number showcasing her dancing talent...




As well as Angel, who participated (dance) on the Teacher's Day program just this morning Sunday. I'll post the video after it has been uploaded on my FB, (which btw is taking forever, since it's only >100MB.



As for me, I just finished my second socks this time it's a toe-up basic stockinette socks, I made this for my eldest daughter Angel. She liked it very much, showing below is her wearing the socks.

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This time, showing you the socks on a steel hanger which i also made as a sock blocker, Since I can't find any sock blocker here and probably there is none as well in Manila this did the trick. I found the diy (do-it-yourself) on the net, it was easy to do by the way. I lost the link, so if you can give me the link, i'll post it. peace

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So what next for me? I'm now knitting a swatch so I can do the colin sock... to see what I am talking about, there is a yahoo group for this one and you check it here.
Colin's Sock KAL, I just love the heel that he did on his, so I am going to make one for my DH.

I seem to forget to take a photo of my Kimono Wrap, oh well, on my next post then.

Below are some of the newly acquired yarns this January & February....
The first one is probably a discontinued yarn by Patons, I hope someone can tell me if it's not...

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The next is Lion Brand Sock Ease and a Lace cone, but actually it looks more like a Fingering yarn the label says it's number 1...

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This is one is Katia Extra Pel, I am thinking of making a bolero from this yarn, i bought four of these

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And the last is from Swiss Fabric, not yet sure what to make of these, but will make some swatches and then will see..

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nominated... me??? awww shucks... *blushing*

:blush: Wow! I am so flattered to have been nominated for the Kreative Blogger Award. I have never been complimented to such an extent for my works. Thank you to Patrizia cium(my cyber friend, whom was introduced to me by Susan-another cyber buddy -oh Susan if only you have a blog you're one of my nominees senyum ). I could have listed more ladies but some have no blog site, and they are Dixie, Gigi and Susan from Australia.


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I have nominated the following talented bloggers/knitters & crocheter whom have been in some way or another been my inspiration to knit fearlessly and be more creative and proud of what I have accomplish as a knitter/crocheter so far. Thank you and hope you'll motivate more knitters/crocheters whether beginners or expert crafter like yourselves.
And so without further ado, here are my nominations for the Kreativ Blogger Award...
  1. Jhocy
  2. Gene
  3. Mimi
  4. Dagny
  5. Mona
  6. Patrizia
  7. Technitter
  8. Anna
And here are the rules for the nominees:
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 8 other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.




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Thursday, February 05, 2009

trying to look for someone who can help me out on this one....

I've always been awed and fascinated on the works posted on those Japanese and Chinese magazines like Ondoria nd Let's knit, not to mention Keito Dama... I even attempted and succeeded in making a hat from a Chinese mag... but I still haven't had a guts to attempt knitting from the said magazines... one day soon I hope, it's one of my plan this year to make a knitting wearable or even accessories perhaps...





And so I came upon this book...


Aren't they gorgeous or what? and there are alot more pretties in there too... but these three what strike me the most.




So go ahead and make them you say? Well I can't understand japanese writing and diagrams on how to start or go about it or even understand what kind of yarn and needles need to make these beauties. Oh but I can understand crochet symbol, no problem about that, only the diagram like this...

If only someone would be so kind as to teach me how to read them, I'd be truly grateful.

And oh I bought some yarns like Sockease from Manila (asked a friend to get it for me), and some mohair from Katia, yes a new brand carried by my lys. I hope there will be other type or brands soon. I'll post them once I took their pictures...

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