Hand-spun Yarn

I found a bunch of mini roving on Etsy shop early this month.ย ย Shop title was quite familiar. Oh! She’s Nikki! I never have been meet her. But I had talk on the phone with her almost 9 years ago. I was in Belleville and She visited her family in Mississagua,

Anyway, she’s dying yarn and selling craft supplies on Etsy shop. I have been interested in drop spin. I found roving bag. It seems like pretty and perfect size for beginner. I got a bag and started to spin very next day. I had a mistake few times. So I did messed up maybe 40% of roving. Maybe it was a kind of practice. Restart a couple days later.

 

 

Voila!

It looks like Noro Flower Garden. I’m so busy to design these days and Spinning yarn take too much time. but I will start spin again soon.

Thanks Nikki! I’m sure I will be yourย  regular customer. ๐Ÿ˜›

Nikki’s Etsy shop is here.

I made 176 yds of fingering weight yarn used 1.2oz/30g roving.

 

 

Wonderful FOs: Parallel module socks

Iย  had a Knit-Along Socks through last two months with Knitters in Kakao talk.

Here are Wonderful 27 FOs.

Korean blog is here.

I published Parallel module socks pattern a couple months ago. I had to update pattern almost 4 times within first week after I published. It wasn’t easy to write sock pattern in entrelacย ย technique.ย  I’m very happy and glad that many knitters love this pattern. They choose this pattern without hesitation and finished wonderful socks. It’s very thankful.

Parallel module sock pattern on Ravelry is here.

 

Reboot

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.ย  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.

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2018 Knitย Alongย Socksย  #1 / 2018๋…„ 1์ฐจ ์–‘๋งย ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐ
December 31, 2017ย – Februaryย 11, 2018

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2017 4์ฐจย ์–‘๋งย ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐย Knit-Alongย Socks #4
November 20, 2017ย ~Decemberย 30, 2017ย 

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2017 3์ฐจย ์–‘๋งย ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐย Knit-Alongย Socks #3
October 10, 2017ย ~November 19, 2017ย ย 

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2017 2์ฐจย ์–‘๋งย ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐย Knit-Alongย Socks #2
August 28, 2017 ~ October 08, 2017ย 

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2017 1์ฐจย ์–‘๋งย ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐย Knit-Alongย Socks #1
ย July 17, 2017ย ~Augustย 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…

 

 

2018

 

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.

์ง€๋‚œ ์›”์š”์ผ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์–ด์ œ๊นŒ์ง€ ์•ฝ 4์ผ๊ฐ„ ์ด ์ค„๋ฌด๋Šฌ ์–‘๋ง์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. Cat Bordhi๊ฐ€ ๋””์ž์ธํ–ˆ๊ณ  ์ธํ„ฐ์œ„๋ธŒ์—์„œ 2016๋…„ ์ถœ๊ฐ„๋œย  New directions in Sock Knitting์— ์ˆ˜๋ก๋˜์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ์žํˆฌ๋ฆฌ์‹ค์ค‘ ํ•œ์ผค๋ ˆ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๋งŒํ•œ ์–‘์ด ์•ˆ๋˜๋Š”๊ฒƒ์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด ๋””์ž์ธ์€ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์‹ค๋“ค์„ ์ฒ˜๋ฆฌํ•˜๊ธฐ์— ์ข‹์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์‚ฌ์šฉํ•œ๊ฒƒ์€ ์•ฝ 30g์”ฉ ๋‚จ์€ ๋‹›ํ”ฝ์Šค์˜ ์ŠคํŠธ๋กค ํ† ๋„ ๋‘๊ฐ€์ง€ ์ƒ‰์ƒ ย High tea(๋ถ„ํ™)๊ณผ Pearlescent(์ง„์ฃผ)๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฒฝ์‚ฌ๋œจ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ํŠน์ดํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š” ์„ธ์กฐ๊ฐ์›ป์ง€๊ฐ€ ์ด์–ด์ง„๋“ฏํ•œ ํž ๋‹ค๋ฅธ๋ง๋กœ ์Šค์œ— ํ† ๋งˆํ† ํž์„ ์ด๋ฒˆ์— ์ฒ˜์Œ ํ•ด๋ดค๋Š”๋ฐ . ๊ฑฐ์˜ ์„€๋„์šฐ ๋žฉ์•คํ„ด์ด์—ˆ์–ด์š”.

 

 

 

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

ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ๋‹ˆํ„ฐ๋“ค๊ณผ(๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„ ๋„ค์ด๋ฒ„ ๋ธ”๋กœ๊ฑฐ) ๋ฉ”์‹ ์ € ์•ฑ์ธ ์นด์นด์˜ค ํ†ก์œผ๋กœ ์–‘๋ง ๊ฐ™์ด ๋œจ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด ์ค„๋ฌด๋Šฌ ์–‘๋ง์€ ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์œ„ํ•œ ์–‘๋ง์€ ์•„๋‹ˆ์˜ˆ์š”. ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ „์— ๋ฌด์–ธ๊ฐ€ ์›Œ๋ฐ์—… ํ• ๋งŒํ•œ ๊ฒƒ์ด ํ•„์š”ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด์ œ ์ผ์ƒ์œผ๋กœ ๋Œ์•„๊ฐ€์„œ ์ผ์€ ์ผ๋Œ€๋กœ ๋˜ ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐ๋Š” ํ•จ๊ป˜๋œจ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ž˜ ๊ท ํ˜•์„ ์œ ์ง€ํ•˜๋ ค ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

Happy Knitting!