Monday, November 22, 2004


Hi I'm back !! I've been a bad blogger... I know... I've just been so busy with work. My job brings TONS of reports & meetings. Despite all of these meeetings, I have managed some time to knit. In fact, I finished Klaralund!!!!

I am still a ROOKIE at this blog.... give me a few weeks to get used to this. I don't have much luck adding links to other blogs to the right side of my page. Every time I tried to make the links, the whole page were in MESS!!! I want to add "Blogs I Read" and "FO Gallery" on the right side of my page. Can you give me the instructions?

My parents will be in town for Thanksgiving weekend starting tomorrow. My sister will drive down from Boston this Thursday morning to join us for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm sooooooooo excited!

Knitting Update:

First of all, I have to admit that I'm the world-class procrastinator. I have several
WIPs and yet I keep making new projects. Here is the list of WIPs.
  • Audrey (Rowan #36) - 90% complete- since first week of June
  • Classic Male Cardigan (Book 1: The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville) for my DH - 30% complete (DH gives me the look and says WHEN will I wear????)
  • Best-Friend Jacket (Book 1: The Knit Stitch) - 90% complete
  • Coast-to-Coast sweater (Spinnerin 1963) - 90% complete
  • Robin (Colinette - Tagliatelli merino tape) - 80% complete
  • Marnie (Hot Knits by Melissa Leapman) - 20% complete

Yeah, I know I'm absolutely insane!!! I should have finished three sweaters that are 90% completed before I start working other WIPs. I promise myself to finish Audrey and Best Friend Jacket this month. Perfect weather to wear these sweaters.

I promise I will take some pictures of my WIPs and FOs Gallery soon.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and a BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL autumn!!

Sunday, November 07, 2004


65. I love sushi and salmon.
66. I hate peas.
67. I drink more than 2 liters of water everyday.
68. My friend, Sue and I meet every month making crafts - since 1989.
69. Other friends, Debbie and Sharon were in our group.
70. Sharon moves to Rochester and Debbie moves to Indianapolis.
71. We decide to meet once a year for a long weekend to make crafts since 1994.
72. We call ourselves "Crazy Crowd Craft" ladies.
73. We all have same interests - sewing, quilting, painting, cross-stitching, etc.
74. I hope to teach them how to knit sweater or socks.
75. My personality is INFP.
76. I'm impatient.
77. I do well in last minutes.
78. I'm not organized person!
79. I like to keep kitchen very clean!
80. My craft room is REAL MESS but I know where to find the items.
81. My DH is my BEST friend.
82. He can hear better than me but I can lip read better than him.
83. I don't like crowds.
84. I like to knit or cross-stitch and watch movie at same time.
85. I'm an Ebay buyer.
86. I order yarns through Ebay.
87. I love to go Barnes and Nobles or Borders on Friday night.
88. I collect Willeraye Studios items.
89. I would like to have new dog.
90. I like to drink herbal teas after dinner.
91. I have pond in backyard.
92. It's so great watching mallards and Canadian geese swimming around the pond.
93. I make ornaments to give out for Xmas every year.
94. Green Bay Packers (NFL) is my favorite team.
95. I grew up going to Packers games in Wisconsin.
96. Milwaukee Brewers (baseball) is not far from my parents' house.
97. We used to go there on every games when I was in high school.
98. I like to put up X-mas tree before Thanksgiving Day.
99. And I put down the tree after Superbowl game.
100. I love my life, my husband, my family and my friends!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 06, 2004

100 Things About Me!

1. I was born in Escanaba, Michigan.
2. I am a Leo.
3. I'm deaf.
4. I have one older deaf sister.
5. I wear hearing aid.
7. I am good at lip reading.
8. I use sign languages to communicate.
9. My sister's and my birthdays are exactly one year and 9 days apart.
10. My family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin when I was 3 years old.
11. My parents are still living there.
12. My middle name is Roberts (my maiden name)
13. My first pet was a dog named Spot.
14. I taught myself how to knit from a book.
15. I also taught myself how to quilt, cross-stitch and paint from the books!
16. I'm obessed making something.
17. Making something makes me relax!
18. I am a Director of Campus Life at Gallaudet University.
19. I graduated from Gallaudet University 1n 1986.
20. I majored in Elementary Education and Psychology.
21. I moved to New York City after graduation.
22. I earned my Masters Degree in Deaf Education at New York University.
23. I taught 7th and 8th grades for two years.
24. I moved back to Washington, DC when I got engaged.
25. DH and I got married in 1989.
26. We have no children.
27. I work in Gallaudet University for 16 years.
28. Gallaudet University is only liberal arts college for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the world.
29. I love beer and wine.
30. I detest mixed drinks.
31. I love Starbucks coffee.
32. My second pet was a dog named Muffin (for a short time).
33. My third pet was a dog named Coco (for 14 wonderful years). I missed her lots.
34. I love to make primitive things.
35. I love to decorate holiday themes around the house.
36. I hate scary and violent movies.
37. I love romantic and comedy movies.
38. I have brown eyes.
39. I'm tall person.
40. I love licorices.
41. I love Molasses cookies.
42. My grandmother made the world best molasses cookies.
43. I knit and drive to work every morning.
44. Traffics in the morning are so miserable...that's why I knit!
45. I love collecting and making Santas.
46. I have over 150 Santas.
47. I love wearing pins.
48. I own over 100 pins!!!
49. Heart and Hand pins are my favorite.
50. I love green color.
51. I have wa-a-a-y too many yarns.
52. I keep buying and buying yarns.
53. I am a Yarn SNOB.
54. I love Noro, Colinette, Debbie Bliss, and Rowan yarns.
55. I have too many UFOs.
56. I start knitting last Febrary and am hooked ever since.
57. I have not make socks.
58. I will learn how to knit socks soon.
59. I own Honda CRV.
60. I love reading novels.
61. I love doing word games.... Scrabbles, word jumbles, tanglewords and boogles.
62. My DH grew up Topeka, Kansas.
63. My DH is deaf.
64. My DH is handyman....can fix around the house and cars!

To be continued.....

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

I'm soooooo .......

Depressed.... shocked.... embarassed.... enraged!!!! Today is a worst day for our country!! What's wrong with Americans who voted the destroyer run our country for next four years?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

My First Entry

Hello everyone!!! This is my first entry for the bloggy world! My Secret Pal 2 urged me to sign up! Hello Jackie!!! *hand waving* Please bear with me as I'm so new with this!!!!