Monday, February 25, 2008

The Oscar goes to......

my finished Central Park Hoodie!!! *shocking look*

(sorry for crabby picture)

Well, well, well....not quite finished!!! I need to weave the loose yarn, add buttons and crochet buttonloops. I need to shop for right buttons this week. I don't know why it took me forever to seam the pieces together when I was done knitting the pieces last month. I was so nervous when I seamed them together and tried on. I was so pleased that it fits me well!!! I really can't wait to finalize it and wear it by this weekend.


I really love it so much!!! I will have better pictures when I'm done.

News Flash .... more FOs!!!

*clapping, clapping*

Second FO.... Nutkin Socks

Pattern: Nutkin Socks
Yarn: Brooklyn Handspun Superwash Sock Yarn
Needles: Size 1.5 - 12"circular needle and dpn
It was super fast project for me... took me 2 days to finish each sock

Lastly, another quick project that I completed last Friday is another HAT!!

Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds - black
Needle: Size 10 - 16 inches circular needles and DPN

I sure had a productive weekend!
Stay tuned for new project! Maybe tomorrow!!
Happy Knitting!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Over the Moon!

Did you see it?

Wow.... My DH and I witnessed the lunar eclipse last night. So beautiful view from our front porch. The sky was so clear for us to view the moon but we were FROZEN standing outside. My DH took several pictures of the moon.

If you miss seeing it, no will come back on December 2010!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

On the mend

I'm feeling better today but I've been sick with a very nasty bug. I finally get my energy back after two days of ZERO energy! I didn't go to work for three days. I'm so ready to go back to work tomorrow. I'm sick of staying home and do nothing but sleep, sleep, and sleep!!

I'm working on second sock...less than half way to go! It's amazing that I knit fast! Yay!!

It's snowing but it will rain later in the evening. I took the picture of snow at the patio. Not much snow compared to Milwaukee where my parents live. There are plenty and plenty of snow over there!!! Send more snow over here! I'm not kidding!

Knit Simple magazine arrived in my mailbox today. I'm in love with Log Cabin afghan. I think I have enough yarns from the stash to make it.

I really like Ribbed Surplice Top. Perfect top for spring. I will add it to my queue list.

Sigh! I have to finish the Central Park Hoodie real soon. I hope I will finish it before we go down to Daytona Beach for Bike Week next Saturday for one week. Yup, our first vacation in 2008!!
Stay warm and Happy Knitting.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Few FOs to share with you

Hi... Been busy here for last few weeks. This morning, I woke up feeling so blah. Look like I may have colds. My sore throat is killing me badly. I drank several hot tea and feel little improved. I didn't do much except for cleaning little bit in my craft room and finished the rughooking snowman. I will show you when I'm doing sewing it up on wool pieces.

FEW FOs to show you off...

The penny rug runner I completed with my friend, Sue few weeks ago and really love it.

I made the snowmen penny rug runner few years ago and used it during the winter time. Isn't it cute?

I'm happy to receive two favorite magazines in the mail last week.

I found one pattern in Interweave Knit Spring 2008 that I really like to knit - Printed Silk Cardigan. My goal is to finish the Central Park Hoodie sweater first before I do the research on which yarn to make the cardigan.

Project Spectrum 3 is HERE!!!!

I'm so excited about seeing all of the projects and gaining inspiration from really talented people. February and March are the Fire element, which means using the colors pink/orange/red or using the element of fire in my creations. I'll post whatever I come up with here.
My first project for PS3 is Koolhaas Hat.

The hat took me one day to finish it. I'm surprised that I really like wearing it. I bet my mom would be proud of me for wearing hat. I'm not "hat" person and my mom would insist me wearing it during cold weather when I was little girl.
Pattern: Koolhaas Hat
Source: Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007
Yarn: Briggs & Little Heritage
Needles: Size 6 and 8 Addi Turbo circular needles 16 inches
Second PS3 - Pink/Orange sock
One finished sock. This felt like the quickest knit ever.

Pattern: Nutkin Sock

Yarn: Brooklyn Handspun Superwash Merino

Lastly, Pink Roses from my DH on Valentine's Day!

Stay warm and Happy Knitting!!!