Sunday, April 24, 2005


This is the sample I'm knitting for the shop.

This is the ribbon it uses, called Karnak. It feels kinda rubbery. My first gauge swatch was too tight and it felt like a rubber insole!!!

This is how it knits up at the right gauge.

I have a few more inches to do on the back.

Felted Fish

So, here's my fish, I'd like to felt it just a bit more, there's still a lot of stich definition.

Even more glittery goodness!!! And visible stitches.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

yeah yeah yeah


Not much new. I felted my fish kinda. I think it should go through again. But I found it wasn't the washing so much that felted that bad boy, but rather THE DRYER. I don't felt a lot because I have to pay for my laundry and dude, that's yarn money! So I just threw the fish in with a load of darks on Monday night.

I'm also swatching for a shop sample.

I'm exciting. I know.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Birthday! I would like to dance! Birthday! Take a ch-ch-ch-chance!

Dear bloggy blog,

I know it's your birthday. I'm hoping to do a big post tonight, but knowing me, I might not get to it for a few days. This is just a little note to say that yes, I know today you turned 3 years old, even if I did totally ignore you for almost 2 of those 3 years. But we're back together and I might eat some cake just for you!


Monday, April 11, 2005

Unfelted Fish

We have to knit felted fish for the yarn store to hang in the window for the summer display. This is my rockstar devil fish. It's glittery. It's not felted yet. It still lacks fins.

Unfelted fish closeup

This closeup shows its glitter rockstar goodness

Thursday, April 07, 2005


Oooooo... I've been tagged by Lynne for this book meme. This is the first time I've been tagged. It's quite exciting!


You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be and why?

Ok, um, I've never read Fahrenheit 451. I know. It's embarassing. But, I read a plot sypnopsis online and juding off of Lynne's answer, I need to be memorized so I can survive, right? I'm going to go with Beowulf. In Olde English. Great story, easy to memorize and not only would the literature be preserved, but the history of the language would be as well.

The last book you bought is:

Well, one trip to the book store, 3 books purchased.

Red Sorghum by Mo Yan (as a gift)
Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Republic of Wine by Mo Yan

The Last Book you Read:

Changing Places by David Lodge. Hilarious.

Currently Reading:

Republic of Wine by Mo Yan
Gendering the Spirit: Women, Religion, and the Post-Colonial Response edited by Durre S. Ahmed

Five Books You Would Take With you to a Deserted Island:

Some sort of survival guide
Complete Works of Jane Austen
The Colombia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature
For the 5th one I'm torn between a Norton Anthology of American Lit or the Bible. I think I'm going to go with the Bible.

I'm going to tag:
Illana, Libby, and Rachel. Ha ha ha ha ha.

There's more about my reading and stuff here.

Sunday, April 03, 2005


So, here is my stash closet. There's more in it than yarn, but not much more!

Box in front

Contents of bag behind box

Basket from the top shelf

Ebay yarn...

Novelty Yarn for the class that never got taught...

England Bag 1

England Bag 2

Rubbermaid 1

Rubbermaid 2

Rubbermaid 3

Stash 11
Originally uploaded by Kidsilkhaze.

WIPs with corresponding yarn

My knitting table

Yarn I that didn't make it into other pictures...

Bedroom stash

Living room stash

Friday, April 01, 2005

Slackery do dah, slackery day

So today is Zibibbo's flash your stash day. I've totally forgotten to take pictures, so tomorrow they should be up. Please Forgive the delay.

To keep you entertained in the meantime, here is a picture of my sister's backyard, taken this weekend. Not the greatest picture, but those woods go back for an acre and a half and end at a really nice stream.

Hong Kong

This is a picture I blatently stole from the web but it illustrates the how Victoria and Kowloon go mountaincityocean