Monday, March 03, 2008


Originally uploaded by Garyou.
I've done with my first socks for Sock Knitting Pentathlon 2008. It was started at 0:00 Eastern Standard Time, 1 March 2008. That means, 14:00 (2:00 pm) in our time. So, I had only 10 hours on the first day.

It usually takes more than a week to knit a pair of socks with fingering or sock-weight yarn.
But in two days.
What happened to me, I wonder.

I will take my "official" pictures next weekend.

Anyway, I'm so fulfilled now.

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

How Can I Tell

Brueghel Lace Scarf
Originally uploaded by Garyou.
So happy.
Finally, I've done with this scarf.
This was my second attempt to make this scarf. The first time, I quitted. I just failed to count rows and loops over and over again.
But this time, counting didn't bother me at all. What was the problem last time? I can't figure it out.

I also crocheted ponpons. I'm not a fringe-or-ponpon person. I usually don't add them to scarves, shawls, whaterver. This time, I just felt like it. It seemed like taking me forever to make them. And here they are.
The pattern tells me to sew them on, but I didn't. Instead, I tied them on. So, I can take them off easily.

It is really time-consuming for me to write in English. But, in a way, I can express my feeling a little bit better than writing in Japanese. My poor English vocabulary makes me so. My writing style is somewhat indirect. I tend to write briefly, maybe because I've learned that from classical Chinese literature a bit. Sentences are brief, but what's inside them is not so simple nor direct. That's what I like; thus that's my writing style. In Japanese, of course, but in English.

So, I just can say, "I'm so happy to make this scarf."
Simple, but true.

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