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!

Thursday, August 25, 2005


I'm on Row 15 of ene's scarf. Finally I've conquered Row 11, which I always missed something on! I can't relieve until I finish chart 1 though. I wonder if it's difficult chart 2.

By the way, the book says that CO with knitted method so that I did with knitted cast-on from glossary pages. But it didn't look good... The CO looked like chain, or you know, like hole? I think it's totally different from the photo of the book. I tried cable cast-on this time then I think it looks much better. My CO looked strange because of alpaca yarn that I'm using? or the needles is too big??

Saturday, August 20, 2005


I've been knitting so that I almost forgot about this blog!
I started ene's scarf. I chose alpaca 100% yarn then I did on 11th row. The alpaca yarn is really slippery. I must have droped some stitches... I knew about it but I continued...then I noticed that it's NOT beautiful at all!! So I unraveled it. I gave up it today so I'm going to knit the baby cardigan tonight.Oh! I have to knit gloves as well!
These are my and my husband's gloves. Of course I knitted them. When I knitted fingers of these gloves, I didn't think it was difficult but the herringbone gloves are difficult! Maybe because the yarn is thinner...?

Friday, August 12, 2005

herringbone gloves

It's raining today. It's been a while!
Probably trees must be happy, and I'm happy as well because I don't like summer so much.
I've been knitting herringbone gloves. It's really fun but the pattern was a little bit confusing so that I had to unravel. I've finished a thumb. Actually I finished left glove but I noticed some mistakes and fingers were too long for me. (my hands are small and fingers are short...) I'll make it again. Finally I memorized the pattern so it'll be finished at once.

Then I've started a baby cardigan, Lottie from ROWAN junior. the pattern is St st so it's good for a change when I tire to knit confusing herringbone pattern. This is first time for me to knit a cardigan with English knit book. I don't understand some explaination. I should read a book for begginers who knit sweater.

I usually knit only one thing but I'm thinking of starting ene's scarf next week. Knitting different stuff at the same time is so fun! How come I didn't do that?