Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cold Feet

Have been so busy with returning to school and such that I haven't posted in over a year!

My new favorite item is split toe socks (similar to tabi socks). Owing to very dirty roommates, I always wear slippers at home. For some reason, I can't stand to wear the scuff, slip-on or ballet styles; I always wear flip flops. But then, it does get really cold where I live, and my socks get really gross if I walk around in them at home all day, so split toe socks in my sandals have been the answer. They look really weird, I know, but as long as they keep my feet warm and safe from the disgusting floor of my apartment, I'm happy.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year!

So here is a pic of the watermelon shrug. Despite all the holes in it, it's actually quite warm.

I have recently started the "Anthropologie-inspired Capelet" (actually more like a short cardigan) from Peony Knits. The pattern is posted on her blog. Hopefully, the dusty-rose Malabrigo yarn will make a really soft and warm sweater.

And last but not least, here is a photo of Thanksgiving dinner that I forgot to put up. The golden brown items on the right, below the very orange yams, are Chinese fried spring rolls.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas - I'm tired.

Wow! Seems like I've completely neglected to post. The past couple of months have been filled with crafty present-making, and I'm exhausted! I finally finished my watermelon-colored shrug, but unfortunately misplaced my camera, so will put up a pic later.

My sister owns a merino wool scarf I made a while back, and she's been commenting that it just isn't as soft as cotton. To make her a new scarf, I've ordered Shine Worsted from Knitpicks. Wonder how it will knit up. In the past, I've had a lot of problems knitting cotton yarns. Somehow they don't slide on the needle very well; it's quite a struggle.

I recently bought a Clover Flower Asian Knot Template, which is used to make this:

Considered using this knot to loop over buttons, or maybe as a charm of some sort? I've had a small fascination with Chinese knotting since seeing this book by Lydia Chen. In fact, over the years, I've checked it out from the library so many times I might as well have bought it.

After sampling a slice of Grand Marnier infused fruit cake (a bit early in the day perhaps), I will now return to my last-minute gift wrapping. Merry whatever holiday to all...