Rows of Purls

Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.--German Proverb

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Shopping in Seoul!

Sunday morning I left for a three day, ladies only, shopping trip to Seoul. Once we arrived in Seoul, we took in a few sights, checked into the hotel and then headed for the night markets. The night markets open at 10:00 pm and are open all night. At one of the first markets we visited, I purchased a dress form. I was a little hesitant about purchasing it because I didn't want to carry it around all night. However, at such a great bargain, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. We continued shopping until 3:00 am and then decided to call it quits. The highlight of my shopping trip was visiting Dongdaemun Shopping Complex. This five story shopping center is a bargain shoppers dream. There was an entire level for housewares, linens, fabric and many types of handcrafts. Of course my favorite section was the fiber arts. I purchased, at 75% off retail, 7 pairs of Addi needles in sizes 2.0 - 5.0 and a stitch holder. Since I became overwhelmed with the seemingly endless isles of yarn, I decided to plan my strategy and purchase yarn when I return next month.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I have been “8 Things Meme” tagged!

I was tagged by my Cyber-Knitting Friend, Craft Lover.

The rules:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So, here are my 8 things:
1. I love Korean food
2. I was debutant queen my senior year of high school.
3. I played the flute in high school.
4. My favorite beverage is green in winter and cold in summer.
5. I collect porcelain dolls from countries I visit.
6. I eat chocolate frosting straight from the can...with a glass of cold water.
7. I used to fall asleep with the TV on...until I moved to Korea.
8. I always take off my shoes upon entering someone's home.

And here are the 8 people I chose to tag:
Andrea, Christiana, Wanda, Celia, Lily, Nicole, Hand Knit is Fun, Saartje

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Happy Birthday!

"...all things were created by him, and for him." Colossians 1:16

Thank you God for your Blessings and for another day in this Gift called Life.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Reading-In-Bed Shrug

This shrug was definitely a quick and easy knit. I completed it in three days, working on it for three hours each day. The pattern calls for size 9 needles, however, I used size 8 on the ribbing. The change to a smaller needle size caused the sleeve to fit a little snug, therefore, I had to stretch it to achieve the correct measurement. I also worked 14 traveling leaf pattern repeats, instead of 13, for a more comfortable fit across the shoulders. I added the edging to make it a little longer and give it more structure. The ribbon was added for an extra special touch.

GGH Soft Kid is much softer and warmer than I imagined. Angel Yarns was having a sale so I decided to order enough yarn to knit a couple of shrugs to give as gifts. The bad news is, the company could only fill part of my order because their supplier is discontinuing this yarn. I decided to replace the GGH Soft Kid with Rowan Kidsilk Haze...I hope this yarn works as well as the Soft Kid.

Pattern: Interweave Knits Spring 2007 Staff Project
Yarn: GGH Soft Kid (70% super kid mohair, 25% polyamide and 5% wool)
Color: 60 Soft Flesh