I’m in depression over 2 years. I want to escape desperately from this long tunnel.

I started to build a group for sock knitters last summer. Members are finished knit a pair of socks within 6 weeks. Now 40 members are working on 6th Knit Along Socks together. It was a kind a turning point for me.  Slowly but steady my body and soul both are healing.

Before I reboot my blog, I would love to show wonderful FOs here.

Most of members are in South Korea, bur in Japan, UAE and US, even in Alaska.

2018 KniAlong Socks  #1 / 2018년 1차 양말 함께뜨기
December 31, 2017 – February 11, 2018

2017 4차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #4
November 20, 2017 ~December 30, 2017 

2017 3차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #3
October 10, 2017 ~November 19, 2017  

2017 2차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #2
August 28, 2017 ~ October 08, 2017 

2017 1차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #1
 July 17, 2017 ~August 27, 2017

Hello 2018!

Yeah! It’s a third day of new year. My last two years like a long long tunnel.
I have some good memories and happy moments. But, most of times, I was in pain. I had to visit clinics and hospitals. Still I’m getting treatment once a week for my spinal. Nonetheless, it’s the good timing to refresh.

I started Knit-Along Socks through messanger named Kakao-Talk July 2017. All members have to knit a pair of socks within 6 weeks. Total 4 times KAL brought me a wonderful knitter friends and showed me arts.
I miss so much knitting group in Kingston. I had chances to meet them knit and talk together every Wednsday night at the Irish bar when I was live in Kingston. Since I moved this small town, even if it’s so difficult to meet friends even near my age.

In my 2018, I wish to meet local knitters as much as possible. Would love to meet my Liz more often. Kakao-Talk is such a wonderful tool for me to comunicat with knitters. But, most of them are in South Korea and we have 14 hours time gap.

Here are my new year’s resolutions:
Write and publish over a single pattern every month,
Knit over 8 pairs of socks in 2018.
Do exercise every day.
Remember friends and family’s special day.
Vacumm carpet floor every other day.
Stop buying yarn over $100 at one time.

So far so good till now. Ha ha…





brickwork socks

I did upload brickwork socks file on my Ravelry store this afternoon. I designed color-work pattern chart 2010. its reminds me old PC game Brickwork. That’s the reason I named the sock I made.

When I wrote first sock pattern, I felt so difficult to find a way to express how built heel and gusset. I had get some help from old scadnavian sock pattern book. It wasn’t my own voice. So, I published first brickwork socks pattern as free until 2013.
Former sock pattern is no longer aviable as free.

I rewrote brickwork socks pattern in new view. I added unique heel and gusset idea in new brickwork socks. Also I used real sock yarn this time.

A pair of pretty socks made my feet and soul are happy.

Meet Kitty Hairington, our new fur baby and the youngest in this house

Meet Kitty Hairington, our new fur baby and the youngest in this house.

We were waited almost a month to meet our new kitten. Jenn told me Kitten’s ready to meet new mom and dad. We visited her house to pickup yesterday evening.

Kitten looked so happy and healthy. She was a tiniest one between her siblings but full of energy with curiosity.

D’Arcy named her Kitty Hairington. We introdused her to Taare. We told him about her often. You will be a big brother and mommy and daddy love you so much always. Just like that. I know he’s just a cat. But, cat has emotions like human. They know and feel jealous and love.

It’s worked. Tarae’s very nice his new baby sister. He’s ignoring her most of times actually. When little Kitty jump to him or punch him, he just blink his eyes few times. That’s all.

Hello, Kitty!
Welcome home!

Enduring Stripes

I made this beautiful Enduring Stripes Socks through last Monday to yesterday. It’s designed by Cat Bordhi on New directions in Sock Knitting (Interweave 2016). I have some left over sock yarn and it isn’t enough for a pair. This is a good design to use them.

I used each 30g of KnitPicks Storll tonel ‘High tea’ and ‘Pearlescent’,
This is the first time to knit Sweet tomato heel. W&t seems unique. It’s almost same as shadow w&t.

지난 월요일부터 어제까지 약 4일간 이 줄무늬 양말을 만들었습니다. Cat Bordhi가 디자인했고 인터위브에서 2016년 출간된  New directions in Sock Knitting에 수록되었어요. 자투리실중 한켤레를 만들만한 양이 안되는것을 사용했는데 이 디자인은 그런 실들을 처리하기에 좋았습니다.

사용한것은 약 30g씩 남은 닛픽스의 스트롤 토널 두가지 색상  High tea(분홍)과 Pearlescent(진주)를 사용했습니다. 경사뜨기가 특이하다는 세조각웻지가 이어진듯한 힐 다른말로 스윗 토마토힐을 이번에 처음 해봤는데 . 거의 섀도우 랩앤턴이었어요.




I stated Sock Knit-Along with Korean knitters through kakao-talk. Kakao is a kind of messenger app.This Enduring stripses are not a KAL socks. But I need something to warm up.

한국의 니터들과(대부분 네이버 블로거) 메신저 앱인 카카오 톡으로 양말 같이 뜨기를 시작했습니다. 이 줄무늬 양말은 함께뜨기를 위한 양말은 아니예요. 시작하기 전에 무언가 워밍업 할만한 것이 필요했습니다. 이제 일상으로 돌아가서 일은 일대로 또 함께뜨기는 함께뜨기대로 잘 균형을 유지하려 합니다.

Happy Knitting!

Yarn dye – Rainbow

I bought a bare yarn blanket cause I want to dye yarn for knitting socks. It was the first try to long space dye. Double stranded yarn blanket is so easy to make a pair of same colored yarn.
I used 6 differnt flavoured Kool aid packets. I mean 6 different colors.
It will be my socks soon.


Knit Picks Stroll fingering bare sock blanket 100g/472yd.
It turned to two rainbow yarn cake each 50g/236yd.

Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Yarn Dye Blank

Meet new fur baby

We are happily ready to meet new family member. We spend almost 8 years with my Tarae cat. He’s my first cat and gets lonely at home when we both are out.
When D’Arcy and I are getting marry, adopt two cats and one rescure dog is our promise. Now we are ready to get second fur baby.
Jony, who is a son of my friend Jen, has a cat. She gave birth 6 kittens 4 weeks ago. She’s ready to show her babies Jen told me. We visited and chooe a tiny black kitten this afternoon.
All 6 kittens are so lovely and cute.
I choose white cat Tarae 8 years ago. So, it’s his turn.
D’Arcy choose most tiny black kitty. She will our new fur baby. I’m sure Tarae will be nice big brother.
Kitty is too young to bring our home. She will spend 4 weeks more with her birth mom. We will choice her name and be ready to welcome home to our new fur baby.