Wednesday, February 18, 2015

more cropped tops...

This is  random image I got from google. It does look like a cover of a magazine, maybe Japanese or Chinese, but model looks Korean.

I thought that it is made of hairpin lace, but when I finished the sienna top, I realized that this top is crocheted too!

I searched and searched for a pattern, so that I won't have to reverse engineer it myself, and then I found two! One which uses hairpin lace technique, and another, fully crocheted....

I have to really give both a try!

Signs of Ageing

I saw the first fine lines on my face, when I saw the raw photos of our wedding album. It didn't bother me at first, but I realized that, when you are on this age bracket ( 30s ), you have to start taking better care of yourself.

I guess I just realized that I don't want to look like someone who has practically thrown away her youth, or wasted it away somehow. I don't think that it makes you vain if you just want to hang on to what remains of that youthful glow.

But still, I don't consider me as an old woman.

Until yesterday.

I called in sick because I can barely stand straight. I slept half the day and my son greeted me " good morning Mommy!" at 2pm .  We are not able to play though. I can't keep up with his energy. The fact that he is tall for his age makes it even impossible for me to carry him for more than 5 minutes.

Sometimes, I wish that I got pregnant at a younger age. I somehow envy how 30 something moms have 8, 9 , 10 year olds. 

Anyway, I can finally feel that I'm not as strong as I thought I was, in terms of physical strength that is. I get sick easier now, than I did in the past. I just hope that this bout of cold and fever will go away soon. It's really hard to crochet with watery eyes, so I haven't really crocheted for the past 5 days.

It's surprising that I haven't missed crochet though. It's more on longing to get over those "procrastinated projects ". I guess, I already spent considerable time obsessing about crochet that I am finally getting tired of it. (  Husband on the back, wanting to shout " yes! " ).


What happened to my plans! Anyway.. I hope to get back to those plans, and get done with that feeling of "not being able to move on".

Started on these 3 years ago....
And did I mention that I frogged my Shrugs Eternal again? I frogged it until row 3 because I realized that I spent several times to attempt the project, and I should get it perfect this time. ahahaha

Just like a degree in college, I don't think it is a good idea to just finish something. There's no point graduating with a degree that you will use later on. So same with this shrug, there's no point finishing it if it's not going to fit right. But I will finish it.

Monday, February 16, 2015

It doesn't matter what other people sees... :)


This is one of my favorite random Google Pictures. I really like the message.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The bend in the road

"Nonsense!" Anne laughed merrily. "There is no sacrifice. Nothing could be worse than giving up Green Gables--nothing could hurt me more. We must keep the dear old place. My mind is quite made up, Marilla. I'm not going to Redmond; and I am going to stay here and teach. Don't you worry about me a bit."

"But your ambitions--and--"

"I'm just as ambitious as ever. Only, I've changed the object of my ambitions. I'm going to be a good teacher-- and I'm going to save your eyesight. Besides, I mean to study at home here and take a little college course all by myself. Oh, I've dozens of plans, Marilla. I've been thinking them out for a week. I shall give life here my best, and I believe it will give its best to me in return.

When I left Queen's my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla. I wonder how the road beyond it goes--what there is of green glory and soft, checkered light and shadows--what new landscapes--what new beauties--what curves and hills and valleys further on."

-From Anne of Green Gables , Lucy M. Montgomery ; CHAPTER XXXVIII

When I was in highschool, I was introduced to the works of Lucy Maud Montgomery. A friend lent me the first 4 books in the Anne of Green Gables Series. After highschool, I managed to get my own set. I was able to read the rest of the series , and then some of her other books.

These books shaped most of my ideals, and preferences, as a young woman. Most of those ideals are put to the test, in fact, quite mockingly , by life itself. My ideals and views of life has changed ever since, but I still remember how this book shaped what I thought I knew.

Long story short, just like Anne, I am now facing the "bend in the road".  My "bend" in the roadYet another "bend " in the road. I'm 31.

I've been on same situations like this before, the only difference "now" is that , I am armed with what I learned by the experiences that I had in the past, and the lessons that I learned from the books that I read, and the advise of my parents, and pretty much what I learned from observing other people's experiences.

So, crocheting still?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Knitted Converse

I saw this Knitted Converse / Chuck Taylor recently.. I love it..

photo credits by boom box
photo credits by spotify

I own a red Chuck Taylor, which I haven't worn since I started wearing dresses. But I think , that the low cut Chucks will look good with any casual dress.

Unfortunately, I am on a strict budget, so I really shouldn't tempt myself. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

100 days: A flower a day... 1st flower

It's not as easy as it sounds. So this is my 1st flower: 

Yeah, that, is a flower.

Let me explain the goal:  Finish a flower for each day, for the next 100 days. I will explain the purpose later. ( Hopefully ..)

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