1. News about the earthquakes in Sichuan Province in China are all over the internet. They are just too sad to read, but I keep checking for the latest updates and wish to see more people to be rescued. My best friend, whom I made the panda in the banner for, left Sichuan only a few hours before the earthquake started. I felt relieved when I found out she was safe. Meanwhile, the disaster became more realistic to me. Continue Reading Upset…
Tags: book, Chinese knotting, craft book, 石畳編, magazine, paper, paper strips, recycled, tutorial, weaving
How my desk looks like always reflects how my life is going on. The picture on the left shows a small part of my desk roughly 10 days ago. It simply became worse and worse until I started packing up for the trip. My desk at home is empty right now, while I am creating another mess on the desk in the hotel room in a small old town north to Berlin. I am sure I will clean up before we leave….hopefully….:)
Tags: knitting, notion, stitch marker, weaving, yarn
I’ve been knitting a little more than usual recently, but the knitting “mojo” is almost gone now. I surely wanted some of those nice little notions sometime when I was knitting. Meanwhile, another me kept reminding myself of the limited space in our apartment. Hopefully I didn’t expand my stash and my tool kit too much.
On the other side, for a little more serious knitting project, say a garment, there are some really necessary tools, e.g. stitch markers and stitch holders. Without any stitch markers, I may have to count the same 100+ stitches over and over before carrying it on. I have a yogurt bottle to keep scrap yarn I got from the projects. No matter how short the yarn would be, I keep it. Whenever I need a marker, I simply pick a piece distinct with the working color and tie a slip knot onto the needle or a stitch so it can be taken off easily later.
Tags: knitting crochet yarn sketch doll jumper
I actually finished this jumper I have been working on train last week but I felt reluctant to show it because it does NOT fit! The pattern was from a Japanese pattern book ヨーロッパの手あみ (Spring/Summer 2008) that was just released this February. I really wanted to try this jumper pattern as it is a mixture of knitting and crochet. Japanese pattern book sometimes only provide patterns for one-size, which is usually very slim. Therefore, I tried to calculate the number of stitches to fit the pattern to myself. Obviously I overestimated my own size.