Schön bist du da

March 6, 2011 at 11:57 am | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - Inspirations, Craft - Misc | 2 Comments

I’m kind of behind the majority. Most of my girlfriends have been moms for 3+ years now. Therefore, it was nice to have a friend being pregnant around the same time even though she is no longer living in the same city. We exchanged emails to discuss our pregnancy issues. Actually, it was not that different from before as we chatted via internet even when she was sitting in the office next to mine. Both of us were lazy! 😀 I always wanted to make something special for YJ or her baby, namely OOAK, not from any existing patterns. It took me so long that I almost couldn’t finish it before the baby arrives. Fortunately, her little boy isn’t as hurried as little K did. My gift package made it to its destination one week before the baby’s born, unlike my previous birth gifts that are more than 1 year late! 😛

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The Best Rewards

November 12, 2009 at 9:22 am | Posted in Craft - Misc | Leave a comment

It’s always delightful to see people trying out the patterns I designed. It got to be the best reward for people publishing free patterns just like me. I tend to wonder whether one can understand what I put in the patterns. The worst scenario would be no one wants to try it. It’s especially the case for the scissor cover pattern, which is just not the usual type of patterns that would attract many.  Therefore, I was thrilled to see Ankitio’s scissor case. Thanks, Ankitio, for making it so nice for me! 🙂 Same goes to the one who makes better clover than I did. 😛

Moo is Random

September 23, 2009 at 10:40 am | Posted in Craft - Misc, Misc. | Leave a comment
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when Mr Y and I was waiting at the clinic this morning, I had my favorite Ai Akikusa(秋草愛)‘s book with me.

The little bookmark was soon revealed and then the following conversation started:

Y> Ah, it’s a moo card!
T> Hmm…, that’s my handmade bookmark.
Y> Yeah, but you’ve got “Moo” on the card.
T> Oh, yes, that’s cow “moo”.
Y> And, it’s almost the same size as your moo cards.
T> Oh, yeah…..but…..
Y> Maybe a little longer….did you get inspiration from those moo cards?
T> I don’t think so. It was way back before our first move, more than 3 years ago. It should be older than…..
Y> So, did you dream about it? Like Allison in Medium?
T> ………

It’s nice to take a look at some old projects, but I really didn’t expect the conversation going this way. Now I am totally aware that there is a so-called “TV-kid” close by. 😛

When computer linguists meet crafters…..

March 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Posted in Craft - Misc, Misc. | 1 Comment
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Several friends gathered in our apartment last night for a hot-pot party that had been scheduled for months. After all the stomachs are all hopefully filled, we served some tea and involuntarily I showed the friends the crafts on my shelf. Jerry’s donkey is clearly the most popular. 😀

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One week before

February 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Posted in Craft - Misc, Travel | 2 Comments
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I  wish time would stop at last Sunday. I had a wonderful day together with Bec and everything is going on the right track. Bec and I went  to the craft fair in Metz. We had a lot of fun there, looking around with one fluent  French sentence Bec knows. The best part was the delicious dessert showed above!

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May 17, 2008 at 9:47 am | Posted in Craft - Misc, Misc. | 7 Comments

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…

Occasional knitter needs markers

May 6, 2008 at 10:44 am | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - Misc | Leave a comment
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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.

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Ready for Vacation

February 2, 2008 at 10:22 pm | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - How-to's, Craft - Misc | 2 Comments
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Finally, I survived from the exam week and started packing for the LONG vacation. I cannot wait to see the families and the friends. Hopefully, the unusual heavy snow won’t be so much trouble for us.

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KnitML etc.

January 3, 2008 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Craft - Misc, Craft - Websites | Leave a comment
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Neglecting the potential damage of XML tags cost me 3 hours of sleep last night. One trivial “<” has made at least a whole day of computation useless. Unfortunately, that’s how people learn. After all, XML is pretty interesting. It should be carefully handled, otherwise there would be unexpected lose. I guess it’s the same case for KnitML.

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Chaos, sorted out

November 16, 2007 at 7:31 pm | Posted in Craft - How-to's, Craft - Misc, Misc. | Leave a comment
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I’ll stay here for the weekend. I could go home on Thursday afternoon, but it’s risky that I might not be able to come back on Monday, or even next week. The situation of railway services is not improving anyway. I hope the strike would be over soon.

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