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December 29, 2006

new years eve

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my niece modeling her handknits. i still haven't met her in person, but i was told that she looks like me when i was that little. it is such a wonderful feeling to see this wee family member wearing something handmade by me. her mother told me that she doesn't like wearing the hat, but i think she looks just adorable.

it's funny how life takes all of us to places we never expected to be. my family is scattered around four different countries for the past decade or so, it's a trip to get everyone together in the same place, literally. as such, some family members still haven't met one another. like my sister's husband and mine, we think that they'd get along great, why wouldn't they? an aussie lad and guy with southern root. and i am looking forward to meeting my little niece.

that would be interesting. and i hope that one day, we'll get to spend a holiday together.

this year has been great for us, we have accomplished a lot and hopefully we can enjoy the fruitful consequences in year 2007. knitting wise, i am not as productive as the year before but i'm happy with most things i've made. most exciting part of my craft this year was learning how to sew. i enjoyed every aspect of the process. it has been fun.

january next year will begin with a journey through hong kong and china. i'm excited beyond words. my siblings will make an effor to fly to hong kong and meet with us for a day. then, we'll be trekking through the ancient city of xi'an to immerse ourselves in the greatness of chinese culture and history. we'll get to experience the changing of seductive shanghai and then travel north to beijing. i hope to see traces of royal glamour in the forbidden city and summer palace, and to experience the vast north atop the great wall of china. we will have a chance to breathe the culture so intimate to me. and let's not forget the food. it is going to be an amazing experience. i'm sure of that.

thank you, for reading my journal, for supporting my obsession and loving what i do. have a wonderful new year.

December 23, 2006

patchwork trees

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happy holidays!

December 10, 2006

nothing comes between

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me and my malabrigo.

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a skein of pure purle heaven.

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edible, almost.

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they make wonderful accessories, so soft against the skin. like cotton puff, light and sweet.

knit project: seedstitch hat (based on kitty hat) & wrist warmers (i made it up)
difficulty (1-5): 1.2
size: one size
yarn: malabrigo's merino wool in hollyhock (one skein)
knitting specs: US 6 circ.