Thursday, July 31, 2008


It was sooo good to be my childhood home in with my family yesterday. My parents and my sister look sooooo fabulous as always!

The trip was smooth till we were stuck in Chicago for two hours to get out of rush hours!!! Overall, it was very long trip and the weather was good! I finished knitting one sock and cowl. Real mindless knitting and it was the best therapy for me!

It's 6 am now. We are heading to South Dakota now. Wish I could spend more times with my family. We will be back to see them one more day next week before we go back to the east.

Have a GREAT day and happy knitting!!!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Leaving tonight!!!

Guess who turns 47 years old today?? *gulping* That's me!!! I don't feel any older but wiser! Smile!!

We are ready to leave tonight... in two hours! Yup....we will be on the road celebrating my birthday! We may stop somewhere in Ohio if my DH is not too tired from driving. We will arrive Milwaukee to see my family tomorrow. Yay!! I really can't wait to see my family!

I bet my DH will roll his eyes seeing my favortie bags coming with me during our vacation! I'm so ready to knit my projects. I don't know if I'm realistic but I want to play it safe in case I complete the projects.

My Knitting Bags!!!

Summer of Sock 2008 - Diagonal Rib Socks

I started it last Saturday and knitted up real fast. I have not touched it since Sunday morning. I'm hoping to finish it tonight.

Printed Silk Cardigan

It was left in my knitting bag for a month. I started knitting two sleeves last Friday and hope to finish the sleeves during the travel.

Hey, Teach!

My badness!!!!! I could not resist this and thought it is soooooo pretty. I swatched the yarn and checked the gauge. Perfect!!! I have six skeins of Violet Cotton Ease that left in my stash for a while and thought it would be pretty cardigan.

The Classic Sock - another project for Summer of Socks 2008

I tried to learn how to knit 2-at-a-time and HATED it!!!! I switched to 12 inches circular needles. No deadline for me to complete it.

Cable Twist Socks - for Ravelympics!!!!!

I will participate in Sock Put event and will start knitting on August 8th.

Zigzag Cowl - for Ravelympics

I also will participate in Cowl Jump Event for Ravelympics. I may start this on way back home after the trip in South Dakota.

Don't we wish to have 8 arms to knit all these projects at same time? Wish me LUCK!!!

Oh oh... I finished the ABC Wooden Board last weekend. I really love it so much! I will put it on the wall after we get back from vacation.

Have a GREAT week! We will be back on August 10th. Who know that I may be able to post some pixs during our vacation.

Happy Knitting!!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm so ready for.....

........two week vacation starting tomorrow!!! We will leave this Tuesday night (DH has to work till 5 pm) and will be on the road on my birthday! We may stop somewhere in Ohio for overnight then go over to Milwaukee to see my family. Oh boy, I really can't wait to see my family! That's my birthday wish - spending with my family. We will stay only one night and we will go off to Sturgis, South Dakota for the Bike Event for 9 nights. We definitely will go to many places to visit - Mt. Rushmore, Devel Towers, Pretty Horses, Black Hills, etc.

Tomorrow I will be doing last minutes shopping, packing and get ready for our big trip. I will make sure that I have enough yarns and projects for my trip. I really can't wait!!!!

My 4 years old camera is really acting up lately. I could not afford to take the risk of bringing my old camera with me. We shopped around and decided to go for Nikon Coolpix S210. We tested it to compare with other cameras. I want the smallest camera so I can put it a small purse while my DH riding harley. I'm putting the new battery in the charger now and will test it tomorrow morning.
I hope I like it!

I'm a proud knitter of Ravelympics 2008!!!!! I signed up for Team Western Maryland and will participate in Sock Put and Cowl Jump. Everyone will start knitting on August 8th during the opening ceremony and complete their projects by August 24th during the closing ceremony. Sounds FUN?

I have decided that I will knit Cable Twist Socks and Zigzag Cowl (Ravelry Links). I will be in Sturgis, South Dakota on the day of Opening Ceremony. Definitely will knit these projects on way back home by August 10th.

Happy Knitting!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

BEST Crazy Crafty weekend!!

Finally....the internet is up and running fine. It was down last two days and my DH spent all night trying to fix it last night. Thanks to him that we don't need to contact the Comcast.

Recap of 11th Annual Crazy Crowd Crafts Weekend....

Last weekend was FABULOUS time for me!!!! The party begun last Thursday with a lot of beers, laughters and catching up news and the rest of 4 straight nights, we spent all day and night chatting, laughing, and making projects together.

Now I can show you what did I make last few weeks for my three dear friends.

I wrapped the gifts up for each friend.

Cross-stitching letter pin for Sue, Debbie, Sharon and myself.

Primitive snowman ornaments I could not remember where did I see the ornament - probably in one of the craft show. I really love it and memorized it to make ones for my friends. We all love primitive things.

I quilted the table runners and appliqued the wool on the runners. I made four of them and they took me forever to finish them. That's why I didn't knit for a while!

They love my gifts. I want to show you what my friends made for me.

Handmade Ornaments

Santa ornament - made of scupltry from Debbie
Annie ornament - made of wool fabric from Sharon
Primitive Santa - made of flannel fabric from Sue

Handmade Pins

Red beads heart made by Sue
"S" with lime green beads made by Debbie
Leaves with acorn button made by Sharon

Handmade Gifts

Reindeer wool penny rug made by Sharon I was shocked that I was that close to make one for them but I could not find the back issue of Fons and Porter magazine. Whew...that would be funny if we made same thing!

Debbie made Wool Tote Bag. I really love it so much and would definitely use it to put my yarn in my back while knitting something!!

Sue made sunflower/lady bugs wreath. I really love the smell that she used tea dyed fabrics with vanilla and cinnamon flavors.

Thursday night after dinner, we started working on new projects and stayed up till 2:30 am!!!
Flying Snowman

Jumpy Cat (not finished)
I need to find good old black frame to finish the penny rug. I need to complete cat's face.

Last Friday - we made several projects from 11 am to almost 3 am!!!

The weather was so perfect after dinner that we spent few hours stuffing dolls at the patio.
Primitive "Merry Crow" Santa

Primitive Halloween Doll - 28 inches tall
At midnight, we were so high energy and want to learn how to make bracelets and earrings. Sharon was our master teacher and taught us the tricks/tips on how to make bracelets.

Look what I made - my favorite color!!!

Now I know how to make them and definitely will make more bracelets and earrings in the future.
Last Saturday, we spent all day shopping and went out to eat in Mexican resturant.

After dinner, we finished the Primitive Cat

Don't I look so happy spending with my crazy friends? I always cherish my dear friends who share with my passions in crafting, spend hours making crafts and laugh all day and night.

Last Sunday, we spent all day and night in the garage working on the woodwork projects.
Sue and Sharon painted the birdhouses.
Sharon traced the alphabet letters on the wooden board
Sue used the bandsaw to cut the wood.
Debbie measured the letters from the overhead projector.
I painted the long wooden board.
The ABC wooden board and birdhouse are not completed but I will eventually finish them - hopefully this weekend! I will show you of my work after I'm done.
Monday was sad day for me to say goodbye to my friends but I will see them next year at Sharon's place in Rochester, New York. I'm so ready for next year because I had a real blast time!!!

Sharon, Debbie, Sue and me - Summer 2008
I have nothing to share with you on my knitting projects. I finally picked up the sleeves of Printed Lace Cardigan yesterday.
Tomorrow will be my last day of work before I take two weeks vacation. Yay yay!!!! Yup, we do have a big plan for our vacation. Will talk more later this week.
Happy Knitting!!!!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Important Day!

I want to say Happy Birthday to my sister, Kimbo! She is only sister I have and she is my BEST friend in the world!
Kimbo, being with you, even thinking of you - always refreshes my mind and heart. Thank you for your love, patience and encouragement. Our friendship brings me great joy! Happy birthday to you!!!


It's 12:30 am now...
I'm still up working on crafts with my crazy friends. So much fun, a lot of laughters and not enough sleep but all is worth in every seconds with them! They love my gift, ornament and pin. I can't wait to show you my gifts from them and our long weekend projects!

Happy crafting!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


We just got back an hour ago from camping weekend!!! It was so fabulous! I never felt sooooo relaxed!

We went to York, Pennyslvania for the weekend for two simple reasons - camping and bike event! We arrived at the campground very late Friday night. I noticed several rabbits at the campground and thought it was odd to see several ones at same time. When we unpacked our stuff out of the trailers, I noticed few more rabbits around us. Really odd!

I woke up really early morning and stepped out of the trailer. I was in awe seeing a lot of rabbits surround the site.

The campground is surrounded the creek. You need to cross the bridge to enter the campground and leave in other side of bridge. I suspected that the rabbits are not able to get out unless they have to cross the bridge to get on the mainland. They are tame and are not afraid of people. I could see children feeding them with the bread crumbs.
Sooo cute!!!

See the bridge .... cross the creek to mainland.

Opposite side of the bridge

Little waterfall on the creek

Creek around the campground.

Our FIVE STAR campsite!!!!
We are so happy to find the perfect campsite....the land is flat and our place is under the trees.
Our own toilet tent and shower tent along with our little home. I don't have gut to get shower in the small tent but my DH did it two times. He loved it sooo much!!! I would rather use the campground shower site.

We can NOT live with the powerful fan. The weather was very HOT and HUMID!!! I feel soooo great sitting near the fan. I know we are not primitive people living in the tent!

We spent all day at the Gettysburg Bike Event. A lot of bikers were in a small town.

We rode around the Gettysburg National Park.
Today we took a lot of time resting and slowly packing our stuff and finally left at 4 pm. Good thing that the rain came 15 minutes later!!!! It was so bad that we hardly can see the road. Took us two hours to get home!!!

Glad that we got home safely!!! It's still raining!!!! We will definitely be back in same place - hopefully with a group of friends!!!! I'm glad that my DH convinced me to go with him.
I will be VERY BUSY this week.... getting ready for my annual CRAZY CROWD CRAFT gathering this Thursday till next Monday. I really can't wait to see my friends!!! I promise I will post what I made for my dear friends and our crazy projects next week!
Have a GREAT week!! Happy Knitting!!!