Thursday, September 3, 2009

Black and White Triangle Shawl




so soft and unique, don't know why it does not take any attention though? Any thoughts?

Friday, August 28, 2009

I called her Angel's Tears



She is soft and wonderful, and she tells me that winter is coming. Yay! I hate summer in Chicago. I'd rather winter because I can keep myself warm enough but summer in Chicago that does not give me a chance especially when I am outside. In the mean time, I do knitting right, so knitting is much more fun during the winter since I am no big fan of AC. Angel's tears was another identical twin which is sold last year you can check the feedback to make sure what buyer felt about it. I do knit scarf in between little knitting projects like gloves, or hats, and I give a quite a bit time to finish it up. I think it is worth it.
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I am not good at keeping it up


Well it's been a while that I did not write a world to my blog. Part of it my laziness to keep it up on this kind of activity other than being busy, trying to find a new apartment to live for. Well seems like I've find the place and part of the moving is done and I am so happy with my new place as well. Just want share some of new work of mine.
This one is my newly design fingerless gloves, I was not hopping that nobody is going to like it but already made couple of sales. And happy about it.
for more info please check: www.scarfmaker.etsy.com
I think one of my favorite color for this winter would be mustard tones with brown.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two in One or One in Two Mustard and Brown Neckwarmer



it is two neck warmers. Hope you like it.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Knitted Moccasin Slipper patterns



This is something I've found it when I do google search. I would like to share it with you
MATERIALS
Yarn: Use two strands of 4 ply worsted weight yarn. I'm not sure how much it takes as I bought 170 g skeins and had plenty of yarn leftover. I knit these slippers in two colors. Black for the sole and light blue for the rest of the slipper. You can make them all one color if you want.
Needles: Two 5mm needles. I used circular needles as I find them easier to work with. I used them the same way I would use the two long 5mm needles. But if you prefer using the two long needles, by all means do so.

SIZE: These will fit a foot of 9 1/2 inches. For every 1/2 inch larger add 4 stitches when you cast on. For every 1/2 inch smaller subtract 4 stitches when you cast on. I will have notes in blue on the pattern for where to add or subtract stitches for the different sizes. It will be listed as (S, L) - meaning Small size which is 1/2 inch smaller and L meaning 1/2 inch larger. For even smaller and larger sizes, just add or subtract sts from those sizes. Please note: I have not tried to make these in different sizes. I am only going by my gauge, I think it should work out.

Gauge: 4 sts = 1 inch

Abbreviations used:
st - Stitch
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together
P2tog - Purl 2 stitches together
inc st - Increase stitch. (I did my increases by picking up a loop between the stitches and putting it on my left needle, then knitting it.)

This pattern is worked in rows. When completed you will sew up the sole and the back of heel seam.

Important: The slippers are folded in half lengthwise when you are finished, so that is why the sole seems big at the start. Just continue working the pattern and when you get to the "Sides and Top", you will notice it taking shape and see where you sew the bottom seam and back of heel seam.

SOLE Of the Slipper:
Working with two strands of yarn held together, Cast on 52 sts. (48, 56)
Rows 1, 2 - K
Row 3 - K1, inc. st, K24 (22, 26), inc. st, K2, inc. st., K24 (22, 26), inc. st, K1 - (56 sts) (52, 60)
Rows 4, 5 - K
Row 6 - K1, inc. st, K26 (24, 28), inc st, K2, inc st, K26 (24, 28), inc st, K1 - (60 sts) (56, 64)
Rows 7, 8 - K
Row 9 - K1, inc st, K28 (26, 30), inc st, K2, inc st, K28 (26, 30), inc st, K1 - (64 sts) (60, 68)
Rows 10, 11 - K
Row 12 - K1, inc st, K30 (28, 32), inc st, K2, inc st, K30 (28, 32), inc st, K1 - (68 sts) (64, 72)
Row 13 - K33 (29, 37), inc st, K2, inc st, K33 (29, 37) - (70 sts) (66, 74)

SIDES and TOP of the slipper:
Change colors here if you are using two colors.
Rows 14, 15, 16, 17 - K
Row 18 - K31 (29, 33), K2tog, K4, K2tog , K31 (29, 33) - (68 sts) (64, 72)
Row 19 - K30 (28, 32), K2tog, P4, K2tog, K30 (28, 32) - (66 sts) (62, 70)
Row 20 - K28 (26, 30), K2tog, K6, K2tog, K28 (26, 30) - (64 sts) (60, 68)
Row 21 - K27 (25, 29), K2tog, P6, K2tog, K27 (25, 29) - (62 sts) (58, 66)
Row 22 - K25 (23, 27), K2tog, K8, K2tog, K25 (23, 27) - (60 sts) (56, 64)
Row 23 - K24 (22, 26), K2tog, P8, K2tog, K24 (22, 26) - (58 sts) (54, 62)
Row 24 - K22 (20, 24), K2tog, K10, K2tog, K22 (20, 24) - (56 sts) (52, 60)
Row 25 - K21 (19, 23), K2tog, P10, K2tog, K21 (19, 23) - (54 sts) (50, 58)
Row 26 - K19 (17, 21), K2tog, K12, K2tog, K19 (17, 21) - (52 sts) (48, 56)
Row 27 - K18 (16, 20), K2tog, P12, K2tog, K18 (16, 20) - (50 sts) (46, 54)
Row 28 - K17 (15, 19), K2tog, K12, K2tog, K17 (15, 19) - (48 sts) (44, 52)
Row 29 - K16 (14, 18), K2tog, P12, K2tog, K16 (14, 18) - (46 sts) (42, 50)
Row 30 - K1, K2tog, K12 (10, 14), K2tog, K5, K2tog, K5, K2tog, K12 (10, 14), K2tog, K1 - (41 sts) (37, 45)
Row 31 - K13 (11, 15), K2tog, K11, K2tog, K13 (11, 15) - (39 sts) (35, 43)
Cast off. Sew up seams.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Christmas sprit for 4 seasons



Deepest darkest green for 4 season. Freshly off the needles. One of my items that I am proud of. Well did you like it?
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Handknit Organic Wool Capelet Wrap for 4 Seasons with flower pin



well, it is a week old. Colorful and for 4 seasons.
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Thanks for looking

Saturday, July 18, 2009

freshly off the needles: Let me introduce you to GOLDIE




My new favorite color is mustard, perfectly goes with brown, looks awesome with brown.It was totally experimental. I think I will work on different variations to make it more capeletish with different colors.
What color do you recommend?
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lace UP Boot Slippers Size 6 or 7 or 7 and Half



it is one of my favorite works. I do put them all the time. www.scarfmaker.etsy.com as always.

brown and orange is kind of Halloween color as well, what you think?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Wrist Warmers Handknitted Fairy Tale Cross Stitches




This is part of my cross stitches series. i want to color the fall and winter. So here it is? What do you think about it.
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Fingerless Gloves Hand knitted Punk Amethyst heather Cross stitch



This is one of my newly designed fingerless gloves. Just want to share it.
here is the link: www.scarfmaker.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It is not easy to being green Slippers and or socks women size 6 and or 7 and or 8



This is one of my favorite ones. I am not able to decide what other colors will be good if I want to make more, any opinions or ideas?
Here is the link if you are interested:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24078545

Thursday, June 25, 2009

working on it


It is one of my newest adventure, want to share it with you. I am working on it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Deep Dark Ocean Blue Handknit Unisex slippers size 9 to 10




This is one of my newest slippers that I've listed on my etsy store. Well Chicago is so hot for to wear them. I do miss summer for 7 months and then when it finally comes I start to complain about it right away. This is a great beach day actually but I am home. Here it is, one of the newest one! Hope you like it as much as I do.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My velvet skirt dark navy bag


This is one my my experimental recycle bag that can be a beach bag, diaper bag and mostly I used these types of bags to stick some books in it and end it up some coffee shop and enjoy it. Well it is totally experimental. There it is..

Thursday, June 18, 2009

N for neckwarmer that's good enough for me!


I do like neckwarmers during the winter it is just because I am so absentminded and no matter how many scarves I carry around I do forget them somewhere. And umbrellas.I always lost them in somewhere until I've got soak wet. So I decided to use neckwarmers because it is small and i can stick them in my bag easily. Believe or not last winter I did not lost my neckwarmer but unfortunately same thing is not happened to my umbrella:(

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

www.scarfmaker.etsy.com

video

what happens when you buy it from my etsy store


What really happens when you shop from my etsy store:
You buy something unique to yourself. Yes! but also you help me to survive, you help a person who does not have a regular job at this moment and need to pay bills. We all go through tough times time to time and we always feel quite happy with little bit help from other people which is the most meaningful gift to me. One of my friend always says that the most meaningful gift to others to be able to put a smile on their faces.Because to hurt someone is always so simple but keep the person happy is not...
Do not worry to keep me happy is not that difficult.
If you like it, if you can, if you'd like to do it, do not wait then!...

Warmest regards...

slippers, socks and booties


I believe in creativity is the salt of the earth and I think it is one of the most precious gift to human being. I do want to show one of my latest item to you.
This sleepers are perfect to care your foot during night when is chilled out or early in the morning at this season but I bet you would like to have it all the time when winter comes back.

to see more of my handknit advanetures please visit:
www.scarfmaker.etsy.com

By the time when I do start this post I was thinking about why handmade?
Well it is some reasons:
They are unique
They last long
They are made just for you...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yeah yeah yeah....

There is many different way to understand ourselves through our social live. When I said that we all have different masks and personalities in different set up to one of my friend she strongly said nooo it is not true. I wanted her to see what I am saying to give an example as we don't act same way in a church and in a pub. She said she does. I did not keep discussing with her about it probably I did not want to be mean to hear by saying yeah it means that you are accepting to drink a cool cold beer in a church and praying at the bar right? Most of the time our behavior changes gradually with our personality and according to social psychology there is nothing wrong to have different personalities. It is normal. But it is different than having some type of multiple personality disorder. We all have different personalities in different settings but also our behavior changes as well.
We all have different people into us some of them shy, some of them happy, so I want to open it up some of my dominant personalities, let's see what is going to be happen:
1. River: River is smart, she is so smart, intelligent, and educated in a high academic level. She wants to know everything on the earth, eager to learn.
2. Sky: Sky is adventurous. She likes all types of sports, mostly water sports. She does bungee jumping, skying, horse back riding, swimming, she is fun, she is active and she is healthy.
3. Star: She wants all the attention all over, she wants to have a lot of money and she just want to share that money with people who need it but also want to live in fancy places, have good clothes and no worry about bills, payments, etc.
4. Carry: Wants to be home, do knitting, baking, cleaning. She has rules, and dreams, either extremely antisocial or social.

Yeah yeah yeah.... I know this is not enough or was not good enough to explain what I said in the beginning but It is late and I am tired to write all my thoughts.
All I can do it to put it in a fun frame which I've just did...
Well I wonder what do you keep you in.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

reality shows, competative games and Show time

I do watch a dinning show that has take place in an European country. They pick 5 people in different cities and each person has 3 hours, they prepare and give menu to production of the show, and during these five days, people do shopping and present their food in front of camera, and welcome their guest in a same way. Honestly it is kind of entertaining when I do knit to watch them because they do argue over table manner, food, and during the show of course some people favor some others, and envy or "hate" others so all these conflicts creates a good rating to TV Channel. Because the competition is too high and each person like to have ten thousand $ at the end they do not give good score to other one; therefore, every night people who gives score to each other is not fair. That's why the channel added one more layer to the show and every Saturday they ask to the audience about who they favor at and that is added to their own scores and someone eventually wins. Due to taking audience's scores people becomes a bit more polite which reduces to problems during the show which is bad but what I do not understand is that why people vote for someone who they don't know at all. Someone gonna get 10 thousand dollars at the end and so what is it with you? You don't have any benefit of it plus you don't even know how the food is tasted. You are not sharing the money with winner either. But people votes crazily. But what I hate most sometimes competitors eat everything on their plates, and ask for more and at the end they say the food was horrible. Come on why did you eat then? Well it was just because I was hungry. Is this type of prisoners dilemma or social ethical deformation?
I know that most of the people likes reality shows it is just we know that it is not a fiction. So we saw people eats weird thinks to get certain amount of money, act weird, become something else. it is worth to watch hah? It is real and unusual, and dangerous and disgusting. But someone like us do that for the reward? Does it distinguish animal side of homosapien? Does it prove that people can do anything for easy money? Does it shows that people are desperate to do whatever it takes for money? How many people try it just for fun or have a different experience? Or are we all the puppets of the rating games?

P.S. related movie: Live
Has anyone see it?

knitting adventure

Hello All
Obviously I am not a big time writer, I mean I do write but I unfortunately do not have one of those face book type of personality so I do not like to spend half of my day. First had open this account I just want to spread my store name I thought even couple of people going to look at it and going to be interested and maybe ended up to visit my store visa versa. Yet unfortunately blog words needs effort as every other things in the life. So I decided to take it a bit more serious and write my thoughts and feelings and I think I accept to same from others.
I want to talk how my knitting adventure start as a beginning. Well, everything start in very very humid boringly hot summer day in Chicago. I was soo broke, I could not able to find any job and one of my friend Laura mention to me about etsy that you can sell handmade items. Sometimes little hope is better than anything,this was a little light at the end of the darkness and it is better than just sitting around and crying out loud right?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

scarfmaker on etsy front page

scarfmaker on etsy front page




Scarfmaker on etsy front page /treasury


This is my second treasury that made on front page on etsy. Just want to share it with you
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28488923@N05/3164638251/

etsy store

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rainforest neckwarmer /capelet free finglerss gloves


hi all
This is hand dyed 100 % Peruvian Highland wool, it is soft and unique. The colors are so vivid and pictures shows them lighter than their original colors but main colors are brown, green, cranberry, orangeish brown and they just follow each other smoothly and nicely. Perfect fall colors and variations make it perfect for almost everything you put on!
I think it is great for cold days and very practice to carry around because it takes so little space. It has great looking iron on leave on one side. It is going to cover your shoulders as well. The pair of gloves as you can see in the pictures is my gift to you. I love this lovely pair. Hope you would also enjoy it.

Care instruction
hand wash
dry flat

My Chunky Multicolor Cowl Neck Warmer FREE SHIPPING


This is another joy of Cadena which is 70% Peruvian Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca and it is thick, warm and extremely good looking pair. It is large, cool and classy. Avocado Green, Maroon, Neptune, and one little royal purple stripes are complete each other softly. Three green buttons on one edge create a great harmony. The longer superfine alpaca fibers give the yarn just a little bit of sheen and increase the warmth to weight ratio of the wool.

Care instruction
hand wash
dry flat

WELCOME

I just want to welcome you to my blog. I did not start adding items yet it is coming up soon.
My etsy link is
www.scarfmaker.etsy.com