Iam on GUIDO'S PodCAST!
Hey everybody! Just let you know IAM ON GUIDO'S "It's a Purl, Man" Two Year Pod-O-Versary LIVE episode! Go and Listen!You can hear my voice end of the cast before David Reidy.He is drawing for lot’s of good stuff...Please listen to his show for information about the drawing. Also Kat at "Let’s knit 2gether" has some video of the show being put together. Go and watch her too!
Hey youguys! It's finally Friday is today. OMG It was long week and we made it! FINALLY spring is almost HERE. Since CA weather was really crazy here, over 89 degrees and getting really hot. Speaking of spring near by the corner, I saw alot of flowers are start to blooming on the streets and i was excited be go out,play and fun!( I sound like a little kids! HAHAHA) Ok I what to start this post by poem by Archie Greenidge. "Spring" by Archie Greenidge Spring is life Spring is hope So is love and happiness. Spring renews. Without spring, Life is for lorn. Spring is nostalgia after bitter storm. Put spring in your heart. Why me talking about the spring? On monday, I saw one of post at Ravery forum on Knitty group. it was about the new pattern. Guess what? Did youguys guess? Finally NEW Knitty Spring has published this monday. First of all, same as usual... In my opinion, in this spring issue was beautiful and pretty. All the spring patterns are really charming. GO OVER to KNITTY and CHECK OUT THE PATTARN! (Lift to Right) Top : “Yosemite” by Andee Steinman “Emma's Unmentionables” by Lee Juvan “Charm Shrug” by Marjorie Brigham Middle : "Spirogyra" by Lynne Vogel "Mosey" by Susan Power "Laminaria" by Elizabeth Freeman Bottom : "Nob Hill" by Ashley Adams "Salto" by Rebekkah Kerner "Talia" by SweaterBabe Top : "Posey" by Lisa Kay "Jaden" by Ruby Lo"Honeycomb" by Sarah Castor Middle : "An american in China" by Gryphon Perkins "Lace Ribbon" by Veronik Avery "Marjorie" by Emily Johnson Bottom : "Paw Cozy" by Michelle Malach "Juju" by Kendra Nitta "Brighton" by Lee Juvan One of my favorite pick of Knitty spring pattern is "Lace Ribbon Scarf" by Veronik Avery. I think every knows who is Veronik Avery is. She is famous knit-wear desiger also know as her style of vintage knit-wear. Youguys can see her mostly recent book "Knitting Classic Style"- you know what iam talking about. It is really great lace scarf pattern for wear outside of lighter cardigan. Same as usual, her classic vintage style, focus on old Norwagan pattern. Youguys can see this lovely lace on this spring scarf. Another way youguys can use silk or hamp yarn instand of wool (Pic on sample). It will be really pretty and cool to wear for spring weather. ---------------- Feel Good MUSIC--------------------"Sparks" by Norwagon artist - Royksopp *elegant Grown Up * + *Lavazza Espresso Coffee* = Relaxing Moment *w* HAVE a Great Ralaxing Weeken everybody!
TSP: 030608 ORNAGE Edition
Youguys don't know, I like Orange color. I know. Its' sounds crazy! I was dancing crazy with my awesome Opal orange yarn, when I was alone. Can you tell? Like Robbie did...he also dance around the house, when he was alone. How funny is that! I just took a pic in the morning with my half drinked hazelnut cream coffee and my favorite artist "Frankenthaler" Print book. You can tell why I like a orange...even I took a pic with the orange paper. If youguys don't know who is Helen Frankenthaler; She is one of famous woman printer and artist in 20th centrury. Born in New York in 1928, Helen Frankenthaler first studied with Rufino Tamayo at the Dalton School. At Bennington College, Vermont, 1945-49, she received a disciplined grounding in Cubism from Paul Feeley, though her own instincts lay closer to the linear freedom of Arshile Gorky and the color improvisations of Wassily Kandinsky's early work. In 1950 the critic Clement Greenberg introduced her to contemporary painting. During that summer, she studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In 1951 Adolph Gottlieb selected her for an important New Talent exhibition, and she had her first one person show in New York later that year. The work of Jackson Pollock proved the decisive catalyst to the development of her style. Immediately appreciating the potential, not fully developed by Pollock, of pouring paint directly onto raw unprimed canvas, she thinned her paint with turpentine to allow the diluted color to penetrate quickly into the fabric, rather than build up on the surface. This revolutionary soak-stain approach not only permitted the spontaneous generation of complex forms but also made any separation of figure from background impossible since the two became virtually fused a technique that was an important influence on the work of other painters, particularly Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland. I like her colors and idea of color playing she uses in her print. Because it's simple color youguys can see on the bottom...red, green, orange and blue. Her style of concept-raw color makes simplification. Also great book to see brain storming some of idea, combine does colors works and print into kntting. The title of the book is "Frankenthaler-THE WOODCUTS" by Juddith Goldman. If your knitter, it is good book to have on your shalf. "SAVAGE BREEZE" 1974 "EAST AND BEYOND WITH ORANGE" 1937-74 "TRIAL PREMONITION" I-III 1974-75 "CEDAR HILL" 1983 "ESSENCE MULBERRY" 1977 ------- Sesame Street - "orange sings Carmen"-------It's really cute! injoy...
Sunday Self-Portrait and NEW Stash~AND BIG NEWS!
So Sorry youguys! I been really sick for more then two weeks. Sorry youguys for long absence! Thank you so much for everybody who comment on my last post about my sickness...Thanks you Alots! Iam finally OK right now. Starting this post, I have a so much to talk about today. First thing, I been missed posting thursday self-portrait since two weeks..Here is the my self-portrait sunday morning I took today.You can see my face got swelled..because of really horrible cold going around in here in CA. I took a pic with wearing my cool T-shirt I got from online. Just what to show youguys my new T-shirt..HAHAAH I was so jealous about Robbie's NEW owl T-shirt he got it from his exchange with his friend. Thats why I got mine! Robbie I hate you!(No I love you!) HAHAHAhI got it from online T-shirt company called "Option-g," has been my favorite online store long time. It is really great because they are supporting local Artist. Like a painter and desiger. You can see their t-shirt design from all local artist..I really recommend to everybody. Anyway, I missed Stitch West last weeken, because of my horribe cold. Looking at does Mike's(youguys know him as one of podcaster "Y-Knits") pic on Flickr,I really what to cry aloud! I called one my friend, when to Stitch West. She told me it was great event and she speant $500 for yarn and books..O My Gods Iam regreting totally and I missed huge knitting event in this year. Since I been missed going to Stitch West, I been treating myself buying and ordering lot of stuffs. Youguys wnat see what I got? I ordered chart keeper at Knipicks. Since was arrive, I been useing is all weekend..It is such great helper to keeping the lace chart(loop shawl lace chart iam using) Youguys understand What i meant useing does sticky post-it. Treeking XXL Color#131 Socks yarn i got if from Raverly seller for $8 Opal 'Tutto" color #150 tiger color also I got from one of Raverly seller So hard to find LANA GROSSA Melienwet "Bosco" color #3514 I finally brought a LORNA'S LACE "Shepherd Sock" NEW colorway from 2008, called "Edgewater" I been waitting to since beganing of the year...Finally brought at one ebay store seller "Emtnestr," Gruperina(youguys know her...great knitter) been buying LL there ..alway great price on LL socks ayrn and both skien for $20! Great deal! In my LYS having a sell...I got really great new from 2008 Pltmouth "Happy Feet" color #3 192 yd each. It is really soft superwash and Nylon yarn! Iam peting it right not. And lost of list, Koigu "KPPPM"I dont know why I been buy such huge amount of socks yarn. Youguys remember my socks yarn stash...It was 80 pairs of socks a yarn. Yek! Adding this new socks yarninto my old stash..It will be 100 pairs of socks yarn soon! O my god...How that happen? I really need to stop buying more socks yarn.Maybe? I dont know..HahahahI also brught a "Toe Up Socks Tutorial" from my friends "Charles." You guys know him as "Stitch-stud" his podcast "Stitch Stud and His Bride.." He just release really easy(So much easyer then Wendy's toe up tutorial). It's pic by pic toe up sock tutorial in his Podcast site. He is charging $4.55 in US by paypal on his right side bar. So go over and buy some!*BIG NEWS:Yesterday night, Theresa from "Knitting Time Together" interviewed us forNEW eposide of her "Kntting Round Table"(if you guys heard her podcast before..will know) me(Myself), Guido from "It's a Purl Man!" and Charles from "Stitch Stud and His Bride" three guy video and podcaster together! Finally She record me once again! She have to do lot of editting so, planning to release on next weeken. Check out our interview next week, see what you think.Have a great Sunday everybody! Knit HARD~
Sorry Youguys! I been sick for almost two weeks..since last weeken. I got really horrible cold...stay home in bad! Iam little better this week, I will be back in END OFWEEK.STAY RETURN!~(Another new Video CAST COMING SOON!)Love..Charles
Knitting Video Cast #7 "NEW Spring Men's Knitwear Review"
Click To Play Episode #7 Show Note:(Press Play Button! If Video Does Not Play Click HERE)http://blip.tv/file/672827In this Episode #7, I will be talking about the guy knitting... men's Spring Fashion and patterns also yarn choose!Announcement: NEW Kntting Podcast came out last week!- "YKnit" by Stephen(Hiz KNITS) and Mike(Sockstopus) Check Out at http://www.yknit.com/ and download!Great to have another men kntting podcast! - "BarknKnit" by Natalie(Bark n Knit) Check Out at http://www.barknknit.mypodcast.com/If youguys like a dogs and Knithing..This is great podcast for you!She explains herself as "The Crazy Dog Lady!" Spring Men's Knitwear Preview:Some of pic is from the 2008 spring runway fashion show.Talking about Men's Knitwear in Spring 2008:- Color: Black and White- Classic Cardigan with layering button shirt underneath.- Simple lighter v-neck sweater, white T-shirt layering.- Simple Stockinette knit sweater stylized with two or three buttons on side of shoulder and neck.- Vest: Stirp, black and white matching with jacket.- Shorter waist line of shirt.Book Review for Men's Spring Pattern: Left: "Knitting for Him" 27 Classic Projects to Keep Him Warm by Martin Storey & Wendy Baker. Right: "Rialto" by Debbie Bliss "Marco" Cable Vest by Debbie BlissCable and rib matching with color of button.Pattern is from the "Rilato" supporting yarn for "Rilato""Ribbed Cardigan" by Wendy BakerClassic Cardigan with two side pockets(Knit with lighter wight yarn)Pattern is from the "Kntting for Him" by Rowan BookClose Up of Ribbed CardiganYarn Choice: Great yarn for men's Spring Knitwear!"Rialto" by Debbie Bliss100% Extrafine Merino WoolWeight: DK Approx. 116 yds/50gNeedle: US 5The yarn is washable and came out Spring 2007 by Debbie Bliss Indie-Music Recomendation:*Music on the back groundSong: "Hey, Love" & "Fallin's Easy" Artist: Brock HillmanAlbum: Where I've Always BeenFrom: L.A., CaliforniaCatalog: Acoustic, FolkThank You for watching!
"HAHAHA...OMG! IT TOO HOT"Too Hot to wear my handknit scarf friday. It is 89 degrees right now and I was really what to wear my hand knit scarf! SAD~~*BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: It's gonna be my BIGNEW Episode #7 "Kntting video cast" on Monday! In this new episode, I will be talking about new spring men's fashionin knitwear, pattern, yarn and other info about the kntting! STAY RETURN!and check out my new video next week!
V is For Valentine's Day Cookie!
Martha Stewart saved my Valentine Day again!Hey everybody! It's Valentine day weeks. I mean this Thursday! Guessing everybody got there gift for husbands or wife and love one. For my personal life, I dont have a boy-friend in my age of 24..really sad stay home and knitting. Since last two year, I been making a Valentine cookie to give out to my friends. Everytime I make does cookies, came out really great! In this post, I am going to share with youguys my favorite Valentine heart cookie recipe!It's been trying Martha's Valentine day heart cookie for two year, I really love her recipe. It came out perfectly every time. I know Martha always says "IT'S GOOD THINGS!" Thats fucking truth! She is queen of under cooking and everything. This cookie recipe is from the Martha's "Good Things" (you can see the pic on the top) check out at amazon. It is such great book to have everybody's home. It has lot of info about the basic kinchen and living houehold ideas and project. You can see the book pic of cookie on top, its lovely and decorated with royal icing and colored suger.It is really simple and easy suger cookies recipe. HERE is how to make a heart cookie!Heart Suger Cookies4 cups Sifted all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 pound (2 stick) unsalted butter2 cups suger2 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla or freash lemon juice and zest1. a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder.2. Use an electric mixer or by hands to cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.3. Add flour mixture: mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in Vanilla or lemon juice and zest. Wrap dough in plastic: Chill for 30 minutes.4.Heat oven 325degree. On a floured surface, roll dough into thin(1/8in) thickness. Use heart shape cookie cutter, cut out hearts. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets; refrigerate until firm, 15min. Bake 8 to 10min, until edges just start to brown. Cool on wire racks; decorate with royal icing.This is Martha's famous icing! It is really awsome! I add food coloring to decorat like a heart. Here is recipe for royal icing!Royal Icing2 large egg whites, or more to thin icing4 cups sifted confectioner's suger (powder suger)Juice of 1 whole lemon3 drop glycerin(*Optional: Available at drugstore)1. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. 2. Add suger, lemon juice and glycerin (If using).3. Beat for 1 minute more.4.If icing is too thick, add more egg white,if it is too thin, add more sugar.*Note: Raw eggs should not be used in fool for pregnant women, babies and young child or anyone has whose health is compromised.This is pic of cookie is drying on the cookie sheet. It's pretty dont you think? Some of heart I add colored suger for add little touch.Yum! It's DONE!!! The cookie came out really cute!I packed each of bag with heart cookie and tie the ribbon! I think my friends will be love it! I hope youguys have a great Valentine's day with your love one and make some heart cookie each other!
LOVE this Simple Crochet Scarf!
Since last post, I got so sick and tired of knitting a "Loop Shawl"-youguys already know what I am talking about.. I just finsh little mindless project last weekend..introduce "Weaved Blue River" crochet scarf.Pattern: "Weaved Blue River" Scarf (My Own)Yarn: "Shamrock" by Knitpicks Color: ReillyAlmout: Three Skein and little leftover Needle: Size "J" Susan Bates Crochet HookPattern Notes: Just simple scarf with made my own. I cast on 23 chain, make two chain then double stitch one row and next two row single stitch. Repeat does stitch ontil length of the scarf I what. Then I added classic scarf fringe. Just great mindless project.. I named this "Weaved Blue River" scarf because it looks like a ciassic vintage weaved scarf..remind me ofcold night blue rive. I took a pic with my handmade bowl to match with new scarf. And pic of me wearing the scarf I made. I add little cool button to make more stylish to wear it outside.Me and my scarf! Scarf looking great!And other pic with my scarf!
Knitting Video Cast Episode #6 "Not SO NEW YEAR" and Update!
Click To Play Episode #6 Show Note: (Press Play Button! If Video Does Not Work Click HERE)http://blip.tv/file/637663So sorry about the no video casting for a while! Almost five month? I been busy finshing my school and taking alots of classes. Iknow..It's too long! Anyway, I hope youguys had a great new years..that's why I name this sixth episode for "Not So New Year" because it is already February post and Iam late!- New Socks Yarn Review: "Sock It to Me 4 Ply" by Elann.com Collection755 Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon / 229 yardsReally great yarn(Feel so soft) and irresistible price. It is really cheap only $2.30 per skein. Compare to the same yarn as Knitpicks "Essential" sold for $3.29. It is same yarn and same yardage. But Elann yarn is $1 cheaper then Knitpick! What a great deal! Go over and get some great socks yarn for your stash!- Talking about Winter 07 / Spring 08 "KnitScene" Magazine: In this Special Interweave "Knitscene" magazine, editor Lisa Shroyer creat whole host of layering pieces that will work in all types of fibers in this issue. Lot of great design a for great winter and spring project in this issue, such as jacket, tote, sock and great designer Katie Himmelberg's knitwears. Does three projects on the bottoms are the best designs in this new issue."American Safari Hoodie" by Amy King Yarn:"New Tweed" by Tahki Yarn "Phiaro Scarf" by Kayie HimmelbergYarn: "Oasis" by Southwest Trading Company "Organic Man Pullover" by Katie HimmelbergYarn: "Organic Cotton" by Blue Sky Alpacas- Kntting Book Review: "2-at-a-time SOCKS" The secret of Knitting Two st Once on One Circular Needle by Melissa Morgan-OakesIt is such great books and book is spiral binded, so you don't have to fold the page! Carrie at "Sock in the City" podcast interviewed Melissa Morgan Oakes on episode#22. Go over and listern to Carrie's interview with Melissa!This is the inside of the book. Since many socks knitters are want to know how to knit a socks two at a time with one crcular needle..this is such great book, Melissa shows step by step by picture and number by the section.- Indle Music Recommendation: "I'll Get Over Myself" by Jon HainstockAlbum: Jon Hainstock Self-titledFrom: BURLINGTON, Wisconsin Catalog: Pop, Alternative FolkBuy CD at CDbaby HERE