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!

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!