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No luck...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

i think i am cursed with DPNs... i either break one of them (as i did with my last set) or i loose one of them.....and with both sets... the "accident" happens even before i can finish 1 pair of socks!

i am sad... i just had my Brittany DPN not long ago... and although i agree with both Ann and Helen they are not the sturdiest and sharpest of all needles to knit with (and there are times i struggle with my Jaywalkers because i had to be extra careful not to break those delicate needles), they are the best/smoothest i have ..... it slid down the side of the carseat.... and the harder i try to dig it out... the deeper it went until we could not see it completely. DH said to get to the needle, the seat will have to be dismantled .... chances of that happening?..... ABSOLUTELY NONE!

I will have to get a new set of needles ... oh well... at least i will now have 4 spare needles....what are the chances of loosing and breaking 4 in the next 3 months? ... touch wood!.... other than the Brittany which is a nice length.... heard from Ann, Clover is coming out with something similiar too... what else is there out there.... thats availiable in Australia..... *sigh*

needless to say.... very very little sock knitting done yesterday.... was in mourning for my lost needle... hahaha....i was still trying to dig for it this morning in the carpark at work! perhaps this is a sign that i have to try out other methods.... i do intend to try either the magic loop or 2 circular method anyway..... :))))

Knit on...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Socks are addictive..... its true

I am starting on my first pair of "patterned" socks.... the Jaywalkers... toe up...using DPN still .... :) they look big... but still fits ok... just not a snug fit.... First time I am using the Opal sock yarn too ... :) I havent read the instructions for the heel... but i think i will need help from the gurus at this weekend's city nit :P
All my other yarn purchase this month has arrived.... will post pictures later when i get a chance.... and i hear from Helen that our Knit Pick needles have finally arrived in Australia.... ooooooo ..... cannot wait...yeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaa

Instant Junkie

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I am so addicted to to Kraft's Easy Mac right now.... have been eating one everyday..... hahahaha... not very healthy.... and my mother would absolutely faint if she is aware of this addiction....
Whilst DH doesnt really share my love for this stuff... but cannot help himself to a spoon or two whenever i am having a bowl....sometimes he just doesnt give it back to me! how rude....

I have finally done it! My first Toe-Up :)

Its not perfect.... ladders and all but is still an accomplishment none the less... and i am thinking of starting my second pair ... perhaps the Jaywalkers... to keep practicing :))))


Thursday, March 08, 2007

now that the first one is completed... i have gotten past the mental block that lace is impossible :)
just like i did with socks... hahahaha.... i must stop being so negative .... tsk tsk....

anyway.... whilst i continue with my on-going projects.... i am searching for new lace stuff to work on.... any suggestions? nothing to gungho please... :P

Flower Basket Shawl

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Finally..... i knitted my first lace.....

After getting pass the mental block..... to actually sit and knit .... it wasnt all that bad... cept it requires 120% full concentration! for me... this means... no tv..... no talking.... no music..... no sitting on the bed .... no Brutas running around ..... i had trouble starting.... i eventually manage to start (hopefully it was correct.... it looked ok..... )

I didnt use the specified yarn..... whilst the pattern asked for 2 strands of 2ply yarn, i used a 4ply yarn instead.... and thinking i was normally a "loose" knitter, i used a 4mm needle rather than a 4.5mm..... it turned out ok.... but i think it was a little smaller than intended...the stitches a little tighter.... doesnt matter...... still an achievement to me and a beautiful shawl nonetheless..... i already have a recipient in mind :)

It was a relatively quick knit.... erm... if you do nothing cept knitting and counting 4 nights in a row.... lol.... I am going to make another one definitely...after i get my hands on some "proper" lace yarns..... a girlfriend is going to the US for 8 weeks and she has promised to help me carry my online yarn shopping back for me ... :))) .... its time to attack the stores that normally don't ship to Australia....wohoooooooooo!!!!!!!

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Yup…colors of the rainbow…. Haven’t seen one of those around for a while… then again, it hasn’t really been raining over here :( in fact....its going to be reallly hot this week.... starting with a 42degrees today.... wont be getting any relief from this hot weather until friday.... according to the weatherman...!!!!!!!!!

Recently I have heard several renditions of the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”… and the more I listen to the song… the more I love it … especially the live version from Billy Thorpe (though I must admit I don’t know who he is until recently when he passed away and the media started playing his version of the song) When I hear this song (any rendition) played on the radio on the way home from work….it really calms me down when I am stuck in traffic…

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Talk about traffic…. Driving to work is not really working out for me .… I have to get on the road before 7.30am in the morning or it will take me 45mins to get to work. Same drama in the evening. To beat traffic, I will probably reach work at 7.50am in the morning (but work officially start 8.30am)… and either have to leave at 5pm SHARP (which is near impossible) or wait till about 5.45 or 6pm in the evening to go home..... That’s about 11-12 hours I am out… I am beat by the time I get home.... not to mention my poor babies are suffering at home ….. I need a solution… perhaps, my boss will let me have the option of leaving earlier since I get to work 45min earlier…. Let me go pray about it before I speak with her ...

Men.... o .....Men

Friday, March 02, 2007

Can someone tell me why grown men act like children when they are sick or in some form of physical discomfort....

DH's sprained the side of his neck/shoulder again.... this happens every year.... only just last week we were talking about how he managed to get through the year without hurting neck.... spoke to soon.

Its kinda funny to see him in this state... he cannot turn his head, cannot look up or down...when he wants to look at something... he has to turn his whole body to face the direction he wants to see .... lol ... jokes aside... its actually quite bad.... and we have no idea why it happens. Its not like he is playing sports or working on something around the house... it just happens! he'll know the min the cannot get out of bed.... it as if someone jumped on him in his sleep.... but if some one did... wouldnt he know?

sigh....looks like i've got to babysit DH for the next couple of dayz.....