Thursday, November 5, 2009

Knitting/crochet projects/an uneventful 30th

I turned 30 yesterday. Nothing special happened. I don't feel any different, or in any type of crisis, so that's a relief. My mom, sister, and I just went out for dinner. I did realize something last night, though: nearly all of my friends are in Korea. I have hardly any friends here in Ontario anymore. I guess this is natural after spending seven plus years overseas.
It seems I need my crafting time as much as I need sleep. If I don't get it, I get restless. So I try to do a little bit every day, even if I just do a few stitches/rows/rounds. I've been back on a doily kick. I don't know why doilies get me excited, but they do. I recently picked up a great book called "A Year of Doilies" which has really pretty patterns. It was a rare find, as I actually like all 12 patterns. The reason I usually don't buy books is because I usually only like one or two patterns...it's kind of like buying a CD just for a few songs. Anyway, I started with my two favourites, White Blossom, and Summer Sun.
I have a small collection of really old doily books from a box my mom picked up at a garage sale. I think making things from vintage patterns is really cool. I bet no one has crocheted this Motif Doily is aaaaages. It was my first time doing anything with motifs.
Finally, I've had an urge to make Grace some accessories for winter. I started with Aviatrix, a really fun knit. It actually turned out okay. I have a habit of really messing up hats. They all end up either too small or really huge. The great thing about this hat is that it stays on, and for some reason, Grace doesn't try to get it off, as she does with other hats.
Store bought hat.... not going well:
Hat made by mommy...much more comfy.
Right now I'm working on some baby legwarmers. It seems every time I pick up Grace, or she's in the stroller, carrier, or car seat, her pants ride up and her little legs are exposed. We'll see if they turn out. I'm just winging it for now.

6 comments:

Muslimama said...

Happy birthday!

I love the hat you knitted for Grace. It looks so cosy~

I read your post about Halloween and saw the pics of her in her costume. She looked really adorable! Halloween is only a minor deal here, so we didn't do anything for it. It looks like fun to dress up the baby!!!

San said...

Very nice doilies u hav made ter.. and tat cap is really gud..

Do you know where we can get crochet & Kintting needles and related stuff in Seoul? And also how to get started with knitting? I learnt knitting and crochet when I was in my 8th grade and I dont seem to remember anything now! But now I tink it wil be a gud way to spend time in my 3rd tri..
My 'hi' to Grace..

Mama Seoul said...

Very cute hat!

San,

There is a big building in Dongdaemun with fabric and yarn, the yarn is in the basement. I think it is Dongdaemun metro stop exit 8 or 9.

Be on the lookout on the Expat Parents Forum because a lot of people have been talking about a knitting meetup.

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友達 said...

気楽に遊べる人募集です♪まずはお友達からヨロシクね!! freedum@docomo.ne.jp

Chandana Jethani-Bhatia said...

Hi.....Nice Doilies....can you please help me sending few doilies patterns preferably symbol notions....

Chandana