收到包裹 ISE7 Parcel Received

其實包裹已經收到兩三天, 可是天氣不是很好照相都照不出來.

我的密友Gloria是住在賓州, 她是用100%駝羊毛蕾絲線打的一條圍巾.
我最愛的綠色!

包裹裡還有這本想了很久結果沒買的 French Girl Knits, 還有一付披肩用的”shawl pin“.

很謝謝Gloria.

[FO] Après Christmas 襪子完成

They are done! They are Done!! My first pair of socks ever!!
Pardon my excitement. I remember last year when people asked me whether I would knit socks, my reply was “not likely I will ever knit socks!” Well, slap me for saying so. I humbly beg your forgiveness for such a “un-educated” reply.
Now that I knitted my first pair, I think I am totally hooked!

完成了! 完成了! 我生平第一雙襪子!!
對不起, 我如此的興奮! 記得去年有人問我是否會織襪子, 我回”不可能吧.” 在此很謙誠的恭請各位原諒我當時那樣無知的回答.
織完這一雙襪子後, 我想我上癮了!!


Side view/旁觀


Top of the sock pattern view/鳥瞰織圖花樣

I am now very looking forward to my next pair of socks, knitting with TKA’s knitters.
非常期待與TKA的織友們一起織下一雙襪子呢.

Oh, must not forget the update on my ISE7 scarf .
喔! 差點忘了報告ISE7 圍巾進度.

ISE7 圍巾進度到目前為止算是很順利. 打完150段後約有20公分 x 60 公分, 差不多是超過1/3完成. 打蕾絲打久了, 其他花樣打起來就不是很帶勁, 所以連這次的圍巾都自己設計花樣了.

ISE7 scarf is progressing nicely. After Row 150, there’s 20cm in width, and 60cm in length, a bit over 1/3 completed. After knitting just about everything lace for a few years, nothing else seems to tickle my fancy, so even the scarf designs are lace patterns.

這次的交換主題是[春花] 因為希望在二月底三月初能看到早春的花盛開. 所以蕾絲花樣也就函了花蕾, 花苞, 花葉與柵欄.

The theme for the exchange is [Spring Flowers], as we hope to see early blooms by end February/early March, so the patterns include flower buds, blooms, leaves & picket fences.


這是起頭柵欄部
This is the beginning of the picket fences.


花苞 flower buds


花蕾 Blooms

再來就要打花葉的部位. 這條圍巾要一氣呵成, 所以打完花葉以後所有的花式要倒過來打, 將才不會花樣顛倒. 希望一切順利.

I will be knitting leaves from here. As this scarf is knitted from one end to the other, after leaves, all patterns will have to be knitted up side down so that the patterns won’t look funny. Hopefully I will not encounter any problems. We shall see.

[FO] Après Christmas 襪子完成

They are done! They are Done!! My first pair of socks ever!!
Pardon my excitement. I remember last year when people asked me whether I would knit socks, my reply was “not likely I will ever knit socks!” Well, slap me for saying so. I humbly beg your forgiveness for such a “un-educated” reply.
Now that I knitted my first pair, I think I am totally hooked!

完成了! 完成了! 我生平第一雙襪子!!
對不起, 我如此的興奮! 記得去年有人問我是否會織襪子, 我回”不可能吧.” 在此很謙誠的恭請各位原諒我當時那樣無知的回答.
織完這一雙襪子後, 我想我上癮了!!


Side view/旁觀


Top of the sock pattern view/鳥瞰織圖花樣

I am now very looking forward to my next pair of socks, knitting with TKA’s knitters.
非常期待與TKA的織友們一起織下一雙襪子呢.

Oh, must not forget the update on my ISE7 scarf .
喔! 差點忘了報告ISE7 圍巾進度.

ISE7 圍巾進度到目前為止算是很順利. 打完150段後約有20公分 x 60 公分, 差不多是超過1/3完成. 打蕾絲打久了, 其他花樣打起來就不是很帶勁, 所以連這次的圍巾都自己設計花樣了.

ISE7 scarf is progressing nicely. After Row 150, there’s 20cm in width, and 60cm in length, a bit over 1/3 completed. After knitting just about everything lace for a few years, nothing else seems to tickle my fancy, so even the scarf designs are lace patterns.

這次的交換主題是[春花] 因為希望在二月底三月初能看到早春的花盛開. 所以蕾絲花樣也就函了花蕾, 花苞, 花葉與柵欄.

The theme for the exchange is [Spring Flowers], as we hope to see early blooms by end February/early March, so the patterns include flower buds, blooms, leaves & picket fences.


這是起頭柵欄部
This is the beginning of the picket fences.


花苞 flower buds


花蕾 Blooms

再來就要打花葉的部位. 這條圍巾要一氣呵成, 所以打完花葉以後所有的花式要倒過來打, 將才不會花樣顛倒. 希望一切順利.

I will be knitting leaves from here. As this scarf is knitted from one end to the other, after leaves, all patterns will have to be knitted up side down so that the patterns won’t look funny. Hopefully I will not encounter any problems. We shall see.

[WIP] 計畫, 變化 – ISE7 Plan Change

上篇文章裏的線打了30來段後有點擔心, 所以馬上發了e-mail 給密友問他喜歡蕾絲線還是DK線, 還有喜歡羊毛, 駝羊毛或是竹纖混紡? 密友回覆: 較偏愛羊毛蕾絲線, 不過最好是依我喜歡打的線作為前提. 嗯~ 人還真細心/貼心. 🙂

I got a bit worried after using the yarn in the preivous post knitted for about 30 rows, immediately I e-mailed my pal and ask what type of yarn she prefers. She replied that she likes lace weight.

這是我改用羊毛蕾絲細線後所織出來的. 織圖也因為改用蕾絲線而稍微修改了一下. 我絕得還不錯看耶.

This is the WIP after I changed to handpainted 100% wool lace yarn. I have also modified the pattern due to change of yarn. I thought so far so good.

Now that our Canadian Junior Hockey team had won the Championship, I should be able to concentrate on knitting the scarf more.

[WIP] 計畫, 變化 – ISE7 Plan Change

上篇文章裏的線打了30來段後有點擔心, 所以馬上發了e-mail 給密友問他喜歡蕾絲線還是DK線, 還有喜歡羊毛, 駝羊毛或是竹纖混紡? 密友回覆: 較偏愛羊毛蕾絲線, 不過最好是依我喜歡打的線作為前提. 嗯~ 人還真細心/貼心. 🙂

I got a bit worried after using the yarn in the preivous post knitted for about 30 rows, immediately I e-mailed my pal and ask what type of yarn she prefers. She replied that she likes lace weight.

這是我改用羊毛蕾絲細線後所織出來的. 織圖也因為改用蕾絲線而稍微修改了一下. 我絕得還不錯看耶.

This is the WIP after I changed to handpainted 100% wool lace yarn. I have also modified the pattern due to change of yarn. I thought so far so good.

Now that our Canadian Junior Hockey team had won the Championship, I should be able to concentrate on knitting the scarf more.

國際圍巾交換7 – ISE7

是的, 我又參加了[國際圍巾交換]. 這第七回可是左盼右顧的總算登場. 我的下游密友住在暖和的佛羅里達州. 從依媚兒裡的交往中看來人不錯, 喜歡中性”地球色調” (earth tone), 希望打給她的圍巾不會太暖.

Yes, I am participating in the long waited “International Scarf Exchange 7” again. My downstream pal lives in a warmer place. From the e-mail correspondence, it sounds like she is very nice. She likes earthy tones, and does not want her scarf to be too warm.

我有竹纖/羊毛混紡的線, 顏色是洋蘇草綠(sage green), 織圖則是我自己設計的”春花圍巾”以符合這次交換的主題. 希望密友會喜歡.


I got bamboo/wool blend yarn and the colour is sage green, the pattern is my new design “Spring Flower Scarf” to match the theme of this exchange. I hope she will like it.

國際圍巾交換7 – ISE7

是的, 我又參加了[國際圍巾交換]. 這第七回可是左盼右顧的總算登場. 我的下游密友住在暖和的佛羅里達州. 從依媚兒裡的交往中看來人不錯, 喜歡中性”地球色調” (earth tone), 希望打給她的圍巾不會太暖.

Yes, I am participating in the long waited “International Scarf Exchange 7” again. My downstream pal lives in a warmer place. From the e-mail correspondence, it sounds like she is very nice. She likes earthy tones, and does not want her scarf to be too warm.

我有竹纖/羊毛混紡的線, 顏色是洋蘇草綠(sage green), 織圖則是我自己設計的”春花圍巾”以符合這次交換的主題. 希望密友會喜歡.


I got bamboo/wool blend yarn and the colour is sage green, the pattern is my new design “Spring Flower Scarf” to match the theme of this exchange. I hope she will like it.