I'm Japanese who can't speak English very well, but somehow my husband is Canadian who can't speak Japanese... To improve my English, I try to write about my hobby like knitting and baking in English. I'll use broken English though... please forgive me!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I've done the sweater!

Long time no see!! Gosh,I almost forgot this blog...
It's not easy for me to make English blog. I was beeing soooooo lazy!
In Febrary and March I was pretty busy. I went to Toronto to see my hasband and his family, I was invited one of my friend's wedding party, I met other friend who lives far from Tokyo where I live...

Anyways I'd been knitting little by little and then I've done it finaly.
polo sweatersweater on me
It was really fun to knit. I usually drew my eyebrows though...
I'm so happy to finish it. The fit of this sweater is perfect. I'll be able to wear it till summer.(^_^)v

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

my sweater

As I finished mom's vest, I've been knitteng my sweater.
polo sweater
Actually I started three things at the same time, these two and my dad's vest. I've done both of back side. I like St st but knitting pattern is also fun! I made a mistake at the begging so I started all over twice or three times.
polo sweater(2)
When I knit this sweater with an absent way, I always forget some pattern. I work weekday so I decided to knit my sweater only weekend. During weekday, I knit my dad's vest. It's plain vest so I do only St st, so I can knit with an absent way. It's no problem! Anyway my dad wants to wear the vest when he goes to play golf in Feb. I have to make it! I hope it's done till then...

Monday, January 09, 2006

Crochet Vest

I've finished a crochet vest for my mom.
crochet vest
I usually don't do crochet but I could finish it. Though it's much better than I thougt, I wanted to make more beautiful sticth if I could...
When I wear it, I look as if I wore extra clothes. Maybe because of the colour and the double knitting yarn. Should I have used thinner yarn...? I didn't use same yarn in a knitting book, which has pattern of this vest, but I used a yarn that is same length and weight. How difficult to guess completion from yarn!
I liked doing crochet, the thing is, I could finish faster than knit, and it was easy to count stitches. It was really fun.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!!

boy! I couldn't have any new post in Dec...
I went to Toronto, Canada to see my husband and his family around christmas. It was not so cold but of course it was colder than in Tokyo. I stayed only 11 days then I left for Tokyo on 27th Dec. If I could stay in Toronto on 27th, I could have been to Romni Wool, which had boxing day sale on 27th... I heard that everything's 25% off!! oh, man! I was so sad! But actually I have lots of yarns so I have to knit something before I buy new yarns.
I've been knitting 3 things (a vest for my dad, a crochet vest for my mom, a sweater for me) at the same time. I'll try to show those on this blog.
Anyways, I hope that all of you are having a good time!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's not good!

Oh, man!! I haven't had a new post for a month...
I started working so I don't have enough time. BUT writing English in this blog is for me. Remember Your Original Intention.
I got a job about a month ago. I input some data on PC. I keep watching screen all day, that's why I don't wanna touch PC in my room. Oops! I'm excusing now.

I usually input data all day but I had different task since yesterday. The task was making questionnaires. Though the questionnaires had already been made, I copied it 1500 sheets of paper and then folded to put in 500 envelopes... Those papers made my hands dry! and I cut everywhere on my hands... I'm glad I've finished the task!

cabled newsboy cap100en yarn
I'd stepped away from this blog but I've still been knitting, of course!
I made cabled newsboy cap from stitch'n bitch nation. I used cheap yarns from 100en-shop (it's same as dollar shop). I didn't think they sold wool 100% yarns. I was surprised. The cap is really warm and cute. Here, in Japan, it's really warm (I mean, compare with in Toronto) so I can't use now though...

Monday, October 24, 2005

herringbone gloves finished!!

wow! I haven't had new post for a month. After I came back to Japan, I didn't do nothing... I sometimes play with my nieces, see my friends, read books and sleep a lot.... How lazy I am! Maybe I'm not good at assimilating myself to new surroundings. And "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence". When I was in Toronto, I missed Japan but now I really miss Toronto.
I was so hungry for Japanese books I was reading a lots even in the bathroom. I haven't gotten new books, which I've ordered to a library so I started knitting again then the gloves were done.
herringbone gloves (back side)
I think.... I started it this August...I knitted other things so I almost forgot about it, and actually I made right hand of the gloves twice, because I dropped lots stitches and the fingers were too long for mine. I may have got bored to knit it... But anyways I've done! I little bit worried about the colour but now I really like it. The wrists are so long that it's really warm.
herringbone gloves (palm side)herringbone gloves
Winnie gave me a comment for last my post about this gloves (thanks!) , so I'll try to explain how to knit soon. My English is broken so don't expect so much!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

present for my friend's new born baby!

I knitted a baby cardigan and "buddy" from knitty for my friend. I don't know well how to finish (I mean sewing seam and so on) so it doesn't look nice so much... I felt a little bit bad so that I add baby cloth from GAP and made "buddy". Buddy is so cute! I mistook leg parts and put arms in too low place though.
I'm really busy because I go back to Japan next week. Next post will be written in Japan...