Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Up to speed

Two years and ten months at this desk job and I feel like I have forgotten how to think out of the box.

I know I mentioned in a few blog posts before how much I appreciate stability these days, but honestly, sometimes you gotta rock the boat to remember who you are and what you are capable of.

I'm taking another big jump! Next month, I'll be changing jobs and hopefully I will feel like I have found the career/work-life balance that I want. More updates when it happens.

For now, I will just share some photos to show what I've been doing these past few months.

A pretty wedding gift from Mansy!

Photo heavy post. More after the jump!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ooh, number 12!

Well whaddaya know?

My Lily of the Valley hat pattern is in the top 20 free knitting patterns on *teehee

I was wondering why there was a sudden surge in downloads... :)

May this inspire me to knit more these days!

Thursday, April 24, 2014



I've been remiss about updating this blog. So lazy!

This first half-year of being married still finds me busy and having not enough time to knit or sit down and read.

What's new?

I'm currently training to become a barre3 instructor. And I've settled into a nice little routine at work with my new tasks. I am consciously trying not to worry too much about most things.

What else?

Here's a lazy update c/o photos:

Marc's birthday spent at Hundred Islands

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekend picnic

Last Saturday was the 9th birthday of my nephew, and we celebrated it with a picnic in UP Campus.

There was cake, egg salad sandwiches, hotdogs, soda, cookies, and a lot of other yummy junk food. It was just our small family plus a couple of my cousins and their two boys.

It was a nice afternoon for some family fun, but the cherry on top was when my nephew said it was the best birthday he's had yet. :)

Some photos from the picnic:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FO: Brioche scarf

My friend Kathy is going to NYC at the end of the month and it’s going to be cold over there. She asked if I could make her a scarf that’s nice and thick to keep her warm. :)

modeled by Marc despite the heat

I used thick, milk cotton yarn and 6.5mm needles for a quick and cushy knit. I decided to use brioche stitches for this so it could be reversible.

I used the Chinese Waitress cast on, which I think is a good complement to the reversible aesthetic of the brioche stitch. I didn’t know what bind off method to use that would look like the CWCO, so I modified the JSSBO in order to achieve a similar look.

I knit it til it spanned 5 feet 3 inches (around my height).

I'll be posting a how-to soon for the modified JSSBO that I used for the bind off. I need better photos first :)