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Hey everybody! My name is charles and I live in CA. I have been doing knitting and crochet for all my life and I also into art and craft..Iam a very kick back person with a great personality and if u are interested in craft or any kind of art you are we



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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

2008-12-31T16:01:15.861-08:00

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From Our Family, We Wish Everybody Have a Great NEW YEAR!!!
Sorry for long absence! Really sorry to my viewer. Youguys understand my busyness since holiday. I will post more coming 2009 stay return!



MONDAY~Self-portrait!!!

2008-10-27T21:56:51.057-07:00

It was really hot today...Over 90 degree's in California also lil' wind blowing out side. I decide to wear my hand-knit scarf and hang out!Anyway...Sorry about no post for long time. I been sick for almost three weeks had a bad cold and allergy in my nose. No knitting since last post? Not really truth! Iam knitting on socks. After I get from my otorhinolarynglog, started working on new socks pattern. Just little hits Iam doing this. Yarn: "Essential" 65% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal. Color: Flint TweedPattern: "Tesserae" by Anne Anderson at KnitspotBuy the pattern here: http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/tesserae-sock-p-94.htmlMore pic coming soon!----------------- 90's ROCKS!!! ------------------- "No Rain" by Blind Melon[...]



Fall Style? YES It's Scarf

2008-10-05T02:09:52.278-07:00

Hey guys! Sorry for not much knitting going this site. I did not much knitting since last summer and finlly I did little project this week. I saw new october's issue of men's fashion magazine, about the style with layering fall scarf. Like does, simple loose knited or weaved scarf round a neck I think it's really stylish and fashionable. So this week, I did a little project myself knited simple stockinette scarf. I use 13 (9 mm) size need and two skein of texture yarn. Just loosely knit the scarf however you like. It is simple scarf and layering with simple t-shirt. I think just layering with scarf makes really cool homme look. Both scarf knitted with Classic Elite "Fame" (85% rayon and 15% silk). It's rainning here tonight in CA...It will perfect to layering with jacket tonight.----------- FeElGoOdSoNg -------------Ringside - "Tired Of Being Sorry" Have a Great weeken everybody! C>>> [...]



Inspire into Design

2008-09-26T14:38:57.445-07:00


I am planning to design my own knitwear ( It will be coming soon!) I saw this textile pattern for my sweater inspiration.

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Simple line pattern for sweater...I think it's gonna work!




Knitty 2008 Fall Review

2009-01-07T21:44:15.697-08:00

Hey youguys! Sorry for late post. Since last post, my fall class started september and busy working and studying. The fall is here and last week, weather was cool down to 70 in CA. I can feel a fall is finally coming soon. I planning to knitting scarf soon since weather gets colder here can't wait to wear hand knit scarf.Anyway, on yesterday, I saw Ravery forum on Knitty group, about the fall new pattern. Guess what? Did youguys guess? Finally NEW Knitty fall has published this week.First of all, same as usual... In my opinion, in this fall issue was beautiful and urban style feel. All the fall patterns are really charming and useful. GO OVER to KNITTY and CHECK OUT THE PATTARN!(Lift to Right)Top : “Waves of Grain” by Rosemary Hill“Twist + Shout” by Robynn Weldon “Tatiana” by Jaala Spiro Middle : "Versatility" by Amanda Williams"OpArt" by Melissa Dominguez "1840 Night Cap" by Franklin Habit Bottom : "Slither" by Veronica O’Neil"Retrofit" by Jesse Loesberg "Sidewinder" by Susan Dittrich Top : "Oncloews" by Alexandra Tinsley "Abrazo" by Laura Nelkin"Hourglass" by Bev ElicerioMiddle : "Morgan" by Anne Kuo Lukito"Interlocking Leaves" by Kelly Porpiglia "Ann Shirley" by SaRiBottom : "Mangyle" by Sarah Eisenbraun"Abby" by Amy R Singer "Brighton" by Ashley Adams Moncrief Top : "Maple" by Susan Todhunter"Hermia" by Alison Green Will"Laminaria" by Elizabeth Freeman Middle : "Garden Gate" by Emily Johnson Bottom : "Kinetic" by Norah Gaughan"Baroque" by by Janice Kang"l'illo" by Susan Power One of my three favorite picks of Knitty fall pattern is "Retrofit" by Jesse Loesberg . I think everbody knows who is Jesse. He is first guy desiger featured in Knitty issues. Many of his design such as famous "Danica" Entrelac scarf, "Halfdome" hat and "Avast" zip-up sweater. You guys can see his blog here at Yarnboy blog.I really like this simple zip-up sweater. It's dark color on the main body and lighter color on sleeves and necks to shows silmless and sensual feel. Great versatile sweater any time.Next, "Baroque" by Janice Kang. I Know.. It's sounds like a great pair of stitch pattern for the fall weather, Don't you think? In this fall knitty issue, can't belive there is total four socks pattern in this issue. One of pattern that I think this can also great men socks too. Love the design of cable going on the leg and cable on the end of toes. Best of last, I think this awesome "Morgan" English driving cap is the hit for this fall knitty issue. It's stylish an any yarns works on this cap. Also it is great thing, cap is knit up in one piece and only requires the most minimal of grafting. Can't wait to cast this hat. ---------------- Feel Good MUSIC--------------------"Wish" by Kevin SteinmanAlso big Think You to Shrile at "Belle of the Ball" podcast for great shout and the musics. Youguys chack out her weekly knittying podcast and music! It is great!Have a safe and fun week! Bye~[...]



It's my birthday.

2008-08-22T15:19:56.401-07:00

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I'm not going to write a about 25 years of my age. That's not how we do things around here. I been to yarn shopping another day that i'll get around to sharing, but for now, let's just party..


1,000 Times by Tahiti 80


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What is Bohemian Look?

2008-08-20T22:14:01.684-07:00

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In this fall, lot of stylist saying that Bohemian look will be the number one hit for this fall style.

What that means is that trousers tucked into boots, scarves, hats.....Bohemian is a term for being "off-beat, artsy and unusual. The short sweater which ties in front comes crocheted or knited, embroidered, and in satin. Also known as a shrug, the sweater can be worn over a shirt to add texture or warmth on a cooler fall day. Layering and longer camisoles and shirts are also part of the whole bohemian look.

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Also in men's fashion, knited sweaters, dressy button-downs, blazers and woven shirts are popular, according to Gap's fall style. Layering and fitted styles, along with fall colors, shape the male wardrobe.

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The guys will instead opt for spiritual, John Deer and humorous one-liner tees Striped and solid polos continue to be a very strong trend in popular colors like green, pink, orange, Carolina blue and red. As the weather cools, guys will layer a long-sleeved tee under a short-sleeved polo, tee or button-down shirt.

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Also more style will be jacket with jeans, at all times of the day and night. Or sometimes, tux jacket with sweatpants. It's the kind of dressy rocker look you might associate with his close friend.

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Let's SEE Fall 2008 Magazine Review!

2008-08-12T23:32:14.795-07:00

Hey everybody! It is almost end of August already..I know you guys are probably thinking a right now finally fall is coming soon! How excited is this.I got a fall issue from the three of my favorite knitting magazines..Also you guys can check out Knitting Brow's blog, he was talking about the kniting magazine too...if you want to buy yourself. OK lets talk about the fall pattern in the magazines.My thoughts on FALL pattern from those three knitting magazines are lots of "CABLE"? OMG So much cable patterns in this fall issue. I can see that lots of textures from the cable and stitch are combined into knitwear in simple designs.Magazine: Interweave KnitsOvarall Patterns: *** (* Hate It, ** Ok. *** Like it, **** Love It)Should I Buy It?: Yes (If you plan to knit a jacket or pullover)Great articles and well written patterns. I can see that lots of Fall garments for womens. Not only garment, also great pattern for socks, bag and hat. One thing , I hate to see that is no pattern for men's in this fall issue. Some of pattern I like in Interweave Knit in fall issue: "Bacchus Socks" by Alice Bell (Left)"Knotty Or Knice Socks" by Chrissy Gardiner (Right)I really like a vine pattern on Bacchus socks and Bavarian stitch cable from Kntty Knice socks."Backstage Tweed Jacket" by Alina KhasanovaI like it because it's seamless yoke knit in one piece. Also pattern looks like a pine tree on rib in crosses. "Fresco Fair Isle Mitts" by Pam AllenLove the geometric pattern with color striped into mitts. I think this will be great gift. "Zigzag Beeanie" by Dawn Leeseman Magazine: KnitScene Overall Patterns: ****(* Hate It, ** Ok, *** Like It, **** Love It)Should I Buy It?: Yes (Simple designs and pattern for men too!)Iam totally love this fall issue! I been talking about the texture on garment..This issue is really focus on fall looks. Love the sweater with nature feel and use of Eco wool.Also talking about selling Knitting on Etsy.Focus On Style:- Modern Medieval- Colorful Outerwear- Global Knits Some of Pattern from KnitScene Fall: "Big Thaw Pullover" by Amanda BerkaI love because it is top down seamless construction. The Yoke price is worked from shoulder to shouder, while short rows shape the sleeve caps. "Nederland Vest" by Mary Jane MuklestoneIt's Argyle pattern middle of the body. Standed knitting is only worked in the body, where the piece is knitted in the round. It's no Fair Isls so easy. "Riding to Avalon Hoodie" by Connie Chang ChinchioI love clean-lined hoodie. It's over sized buttons are clustered closely together at the wrist alits and ate crossover neck placket. Magazine: VOGUE KnittingOverall Patterns: **(* Hate It, ** Ok, *** Like It, **** Love it)Should I Buy It?: NO (Only Mitten Patterns!) It always very "vogue" magazine in style and photography. I enjoy this artistic and fashion forward approach to knitting. In this fall issue, I really joyed Foliage mitten pattern by famous men wear designer and blogger "Jard". You can read about the pattern in his blog HERE. Yes this is the Mitten in the front of the cover."Follage Mitten" by Jared FloodI think is really awesome pattern, he combined texture cable into the pattern. He create rustic mood fall in green autumn. "Potpourri Mittens" by Tanis GrayAnother mittern pattern, I really like the colorwork motifs and fair Isle use. "Fairisle Dolman" by Jenn JarvisI really love the story about how the jacket came out. It's deconstructs a traditional men's ski sweater, turning the fair isle motifs vertical. "Hooded Pullover" by Mari MuinonenIt's classical from the front, sumptuously swirled on the back..I love she made with Wool-Ease Chunky.So.... you guys made a decision which fall issue are you going to buy? Hope this fall review help you guys pick out your favorite![...]



My Favorite MIXTAPE !!!

2008-08-04T21:54:08.436-07:00

I saw this at Robbie's Blog.....


1. Damien Rice - Delicate
2. Howie Day - Perfect Time of Day
3. Chad Perrone -Reinvent
4. Shane Alexander - Amsterdam
5. Dave Barnes - Until You
6. City and Colour - Save Your Scissors
7. Pinback - Fortress
8. Matt Wertz - Carolina
9. Long Wave - Wake Me When It's Over
10. Royksopp - Remind Me
11. Phoenix - Victim Of The Crime
12. Jason Mraz - The Remedy

Enjoy!

Music by DJ Charles



Summer FEVER!!!

2008-07-28T16:36:19.362-07:00

Youguys wanna see what did I got from the mailmen today?

Last week, I was looking at the
Franklin's Panoticon(Youguys already know who is Franklin..Funny cartoonist, knitter and photographer) blog, I really happy to see his new sock yarn colorway is came out. The color way is called "Fanklin's Panoticon" from Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock!I ordered at WEB'S(It's sold out!) online last weeken, and got my yarn delivered by my sweet mailman today.

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I really like the colorway of Franklin's yarn and it's remind me of hot summer afternoon at beach. It's 112 degree in Californa right now, where I live. I wish go to the beach and swimming in cool water.

You can read about more Franklin's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock HERE: http://thepanopticon.blogspot.com/2008/06/color.html

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Also I got of awesome wave Japanese T-shirt from Public Domain online to show my lil' hot summer look!

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I'm Yours- Jason Mraz

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I'm BACK from the Bloging!

2008-07-27T01:05:40.463-07:00

What the hack? Has it really been that long? I know. Sorry about long absence. I'd like to think that i have been on vacation since my last post, I been gone for almost three months. Although our trip was 4 weeks, just haven't had a chance to post!! Since last post in April, I had a lot of thing change in my life such as finshing school, graduation and other thing busy days since then. Bigist thing I did was traveled with my family. Let me count... I came to USA in 1995.. OMG it's twelve years already!!! Time goes so fast. I remember that I left with mid-night jet plane on Seoul with tears on my eyes. Since then leaving in the USA..studying, going to school and busy life does lifestyle did forget everything about my old home. Anyway, long time ago my parents promised me if I finshed the school then going the the korea for vacation. So this was finally happen! This was first time as family going to Korea..I was really sad(why I think that?), joy and happy. We had really fun in korea. We stay for almost four weeks, the trip was goes so fast. The weather was really hot in korea like a we are in jungle, sticky and unpleasent. But we met our relatives and saw my lovely grandmother. We had areally good trip. Some of pic I took from Korea trip. Youguys can visit my Flickr see more pic I took. We left the LAX on June 23 on monday mid-night plan. You can see my excited expression. My brother and mom also escited moment in the plane.Next day, I went to Korean royal palace called "Kyung Buk Kung". The place that King and Queen lived. The place is really cool and huge I what live like a king someday. Also you can see the royal performance played on back ground. Really cool chimey inside of the palace. It's decorated with 12 thing that king and queen prayed for longer life. Me and my brother posing on frount of the Korean National folk museum. This was taken from the traditional folk village in seoul called "Namsangol Hanok." Lots Korean traditional house there to see. It is located in main street of seoul called "Mung Dong" I saw lot of people visiting the village. This house was Dr.. Kim's house..He was one of member of royal family. The house was fancy and big.Me watching a traditional Korean jar. I saw somthing inside of the jar. It was demostrated Korean traditional soybean paste and red pepper paste inside of the does jar.And traditional Korean grinder on the back. I tried the grinder it was really hard. I dont know how old day people use this to gain the rice. Such impossible!On "Mung Dong" street, me and my bro when to tea house. I was drinking papaya black tea. It was really good and wish had a buy the tea.We went to sea side, east side of korea, called "Ju men Jin" We bought a dry squid, shrimp and fish to bring at home. The sea was really beautiful and love the saltys smell.On the way back from sea-side, we find the great place to took a pic. The water was clear and scenery was wonderfulThis place we went to called "Hansan" island. It was rainning that day. We could not see whole island view. Also we ride cable car. Me and my bro eatting ice-creme at "Mong Dong" street. (It was really hot and dry day..one thing I hate come to the korea) Just shopping at the Mong Dong street. Also on Mong Dong street, there was famous old catholic church we went to also.Last day in "Sam Chang Dong" meeting with my cousin. Sam Chang street has a little cute shop and art gallery there to see.We are in "Youg Ju" temple in Hwa Soon area. It was really interesting temple, has a crazy stone buddha statue.Took a self pic in famous temple in Korea, "Bulguk" temple. You can see the how big is statue is. Kyung-ju is area that has alot of old remains such as Bulguk temple.And Knitting News..... On three month vacation happen plus there really hasn't been much knitting going on. I s[...]



Friday Still-Life 040408 : Top of My Bookcase

2008-04-04T00:15:56.005-07:00

Guess what? Youguys asked what's on my top of bookcase?YES...lot of UFO! You can see lot of brushes and UFO are in my handmade ceramic vases and bowls. Also my hand-dyed yarn for sock knitting class for next month. It will be simple socks. I must start kntting a socks otherwise it will be big trouble. I dont think it is not a beautiful pic as other blogger, but it is cute to see stuff on top of my bookcase. You can see my Luna Moth lace shawl on the blue bowl, still working on since last year scream me to finsh me. It looks depress totally.Also on the corner, Cherry Tree Hill socks yarn is crying out loud for cast on pair of socks. How depressing is this! And I cast on "Escalator Sock"(Free Pattern at Ravelry)With REGIA "Silk Color". It's coming along GREAT and I have to finsh soon as my mom's b-day gets here. I just need to knit the gather stitch all the way from the toes! -------------- GaThEr'RoUnD, --------------- "Listen Up!" by Gossip (BTW..She is Crochet on the music video)[...]



MY SHOP FINALLY OPEN! Come and Check It Out!

2008-04-01T23:46:21.839-07:00

Youguys been long time waitting, Iam mean finally Etsy shop is open today! My Shop is "Cool Buddha Tonic" - Remind of old world...ZEN Like...I am selling my handmade hand dyed card, paper beads stitch marker and other paper goodies!HERE IS THE MY ETSY WEBSITE: "COOL BUDDHA TONIC" Thank You for Visiting! [...]



SPT: 032708 I need a Remedy!

2008-03-27T00:01:15.710-07:00

I need a Remedy....Can you tell? I know... Youguys been thinking! I bought more yarn. Iam king of stash buster. YES That's me! These lil'(More lovely yarn) yarn came this tuesday. You can see my smile on the pic....I think iam in LOVE! Love with the yarn. Since buying so much socks yarn lately, been thinking I NEED AREMEDY! not love.....from does socks yarn. I can't stand buy more socks. I also been shopping at "Etsy"! Robbie also buying lot of stuff....AHAHAH We are crazy shopper here. Iam falling in love since taking a shower with does handmade soap. Does handmade by one of Etsy seller "TWIG" by Siouxsan. Does her handmade soap in my faves forever! Its so soft and made with pure oilve and coconut oil.... it's rich lather and used any over the entire body. It's smalls great and cheap (Can't bid the price! Price per bar is $3)! Go and buy some for your warm bath.For Long Waiting! Finally...Updating my Etsy shop:My handmade card ready to go good home. Does are hand made myself using indian paper with REAL used postage stamp around the world. CHECK OUT my shop "Cool Buddha Tonic" on opening DAY April 1 st. So come over and buy some Cool items! Also does are my 100% handmade past paper pack will be on my shop. Come and buy them! Past paper pack will be great for scrapbook and other craft for youguys wish to make! Paste Pack Available in "Zen", "Passon" and "Pure".Did youguys wondering what socks yarn I am holding? Does are New SPRING color from yarn "Felici" by Knit Picks. It looks so yummy don't you think? The color on the left are "Dakota" and on right is "Gelato". Hope everybody have a great week!----------- ReMeDy I rELly NeEd --------------"The Remedy"(I won't Worry...) by Jason Mraz[...]



U is for Unmatched Sock

2008-03-20T22:54:27.995-07:00


(image) I know...My leg is hairy! Please excuse my hair! HA HA HA Just let you guys know, I finally finish knitting a one side of socks, two different color of socks yarns. YES! It's about my unmatch sock. I think It's kinda cool to wear two different socks wearing each side. Don't you agree?


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Feel like a danceing with does unmatch sock! How fun is this!/// Like a virgin touched for the very first time// How funny! This song was in my head all day long.


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I was wearing unmatched socks with my jean...took some radom pic with different angle! How cool is that? Should I say Socks porn? What a master piece!




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Sould I say socks porn? My sexy legs and foots! OK Iam going over to my comfy chair, grab does DPN start cast on my another side of socks! SEE YA! KNIT HARD~





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Iam on GUIDO'S PodCAST!

2008-03-17T22:06:39.420-07:00


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Hey everybody!

Just let you know IAM ON GUIDO'S "It's a Purl, Man" Two Year Pod-O-Versary LIVE episode! Go and Listen!
You can hear my voice end of the cast before David Reidy.

He is drawing for lot’s of good stuff...Please listen to his show for information about the drawing. Also Kat at "Let’s knit 2gether" has some video of the show being put together. Go and watch her too!





SPRING IS COMING! Knitty is HERE!

2009-01-07T21:44:49.905-08:00

Hey youguys! It's finally Friday is today. OMG It was long week and we made it! FINALLY spring is almost HERE. Since CA weather was really crazy here, over 89 degrees and getting really hot. Speaking of spring near by the corner, I saw alot of flowers are start to blooming on the streets and i was excited be go out,play and fun!( I sound like a little kids! HAHAHA) Ok I what to start this post by poem by Archie Greenidge. "Spring" by Archie Greenidge Spring is life Spring is hope So is love and happiness. Spring renews. Without spring, Life is for lorn. Spring is nostalgia after bitter storm. Put spring in your heart. Why me talking about the spring? On monday, I saw one of post at Ravery forum on Knitty group. it was about the new pattern. Guess what? Did youguys guess? Finally NEW Knitty Spring has published this monday. First of all, same as usual... In my opinion, in this spring issue was beautiful and pretty. All the spring patterns are really charming. GO OVER to KNITTY and CHECK OUT THE PATTARN! (Lift to Right) Top : “Yosemite” by Andee Steinman “Emma's Unmentionables” by Lee Juvan “Charm Shrug” by Marjorie Brigham Middle : "Spirogyra" by Lynne Vogel "Mosey" by Susan Power "Laminaria" by Elizabeth Freeman Bottom : "Nob Hill" by Ashley Adams "Salto" by Rebekkah Kerner "Talia" by SweaterBabe Top : "Posey" by Lisa Kay "Jaden" by Ruby Lo"Honeycomb" by Sarah Castor Middle : "An american in China" by Gryphon Perkins "Lace Ribbon" by Veronik Avery "Marjorie" by Emily Johnson Bottom : "Paw Cozy" by Michelle Malach "Juju" by Kendra Nitta "Brighton" by Lee Juvan One of my favorite pick of Knitty spring pattern is "Lace Ribbon Scarf" by Veronik Avery. I think every knows who is Veronik Avery is. She is famous knit-wear desiger also know as her style of vintage knit-wear. Youguys can see her mostly recent book "Knitting Classic Style"- you know what iam talking about. It is really great lace scarf pattern for wear outside of lighter cardigan. Same as usual, her classic vintage style, focus on old Norwagan pattern. Youguys can see this lovely lace on this spring scarf. Another way youguys can use silk or hamp yarn instand of wool (Pic on sample). It will be really pretty and cool to wear for spring weather. ---------------- Feel Good MUSIC--------------------"Sparks" by Norwagon artist - Royksopp *elegant Grown Up * + *Lavazza Espresso Coffee* = Relaxing Moment *w* HAVE a Great Ralaxing Weeken everybody! [...]



TSP: 030608 ORNAGE Edition

2008-03-07T02:39:50.704-08:00

Youguys don't know, I like Orange color. I know. Its' sounds crazy! I was dancing crazy with my awesome Opal orange yarn, when I was alone. Can you tell? Like Robbie did...he also dance around the house, when he was alone. How funny is that! I just took a pic in the morning with my half drinked hazelnut cream coffee and my favorite artist "Frankenthaler" Print book. You can tell why I like a orange...even I took a pic with the orange paper. If youguys don't know who is Helen Frankenthaler; She is one of famous woman printer and artist in 20th centrury. Born in New York in 1928, Helen Frankenthaler first studied with Rufino Tamayo at the Dalton School. At Bennington College, Vermont, 1945-49, she received a disciplined grounding in Cubism from Paul Feeley, though her own instincts lay closer to the linear freedom of Arshile Gorky and the color improvisations of Wassily Kandinsky's early work. In 1950 the critic Clement Greenberg introduced her to contemporary painting. During that summer, she studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In 1951 Adolph Gottlieb selected her for an important New Talent exhibition, and she had her first one person show in New York later that year. The work of Jackson Pollock proved the decisive catalyst to the development of her style. Immediately appreciating the potential, not fully developed by Pollock, of pouring paint directly onto raw unprimed canvas, she thinned her paint with turpentine to allow the diluted color to penetrate quickly into the fabric, rather than build up on the surface. This revolutionary soak-stain approach not only permitted the spontaneous generation of complex forms but also made any separation of figure from background impossible since the two became virtually fused a technique that was an important influence on the work of other painters, particularly Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland. I like her colors and idea of color playing she uses in her print. Because it's simple color youguys can see on the bottom...red, green, orange and blue. Her style of concept-raw color makes simplification. Also great book to see brain storming some of idea, combine does colors works and print into kntting. The title of the book is "Frankenthaler-THE WOODCUTS" by Juddith Goldman. If your knitter, it is good book to have on your shalf. "SAVAGE BREEZE" 1974 "EAST AND BEYOND WITH ORANGE" 1937-74 "TRIAL PREMONITION" I-III 1974-75 "CEDAR HILL" 1983 "ESSENCE MULBERRY" 1977 ------- Sesame Street - "orange sings Carmen"-------[...]



Sunday Self-Portrait and NEW Stash~AND BIG NEWS!

2008-03-02T02:54:09.916-08:00

So Sorry youguys! I been really sick for more then two weeks. Sorry youguys for long absence! Thank you so much for everybody who comment on my last post about my sickness...Thanks you Alots! Iam finally OK right now. Starting this post, I have a so much to talk about today. First thing, I been missed posting thursday self-portrait since two weeks..Here is the my self-portrait sunday morning I took today.You can see my face got swelled..because of really horrible cold going around in here in CA. I took a pic with wearing my cool T-shirt I got from online. Just what to show youguys my new T-shirt..HAHAAH I was so jealous about Robbie's NEW owl T-shirt he got it from his exchange with his friend. Thats why I got mine! Robbie I hate you!(No I love you!) HAHAHAhI got it from online T-shirt company called "Option-g," has been my favorite online store long time. It is really great because they are supporting local Artist. Like a painter and desiger. You can see their t-shirt design from all local artist..I really recommend to everybody. Anyway, I missed Stitch West last weeken, because of my horribe cold. Looking at does Mike's(youguys know him as one of podcaster "Y-Knits") pic on Flickr,I really what to cry aloud! I called one my friend, when to Stitch West. She told me it was great event and she speant $500 for yarn and books..O My Gods Iam regreting totally and I missed huge knitting event in this year. Since I been missed going to Stitch West, I been treating myself buying and ordering lot of stuffs. Youguys wnat see what I got? I ordered chart keeper at Knipicks. Since was arrive, I been useing is all weekend..It is such great helper to keeping the lace chart(loop shawl lace chart iam using) Youguys understand What i meant useing does sticky post-it. Treeking XXL Color#131 Socks yarn i got if from Raverly seller for $8 Opal 'Tutto" color #150 tiger color also I got from one of Raverly seller So hard to find LANA GROSSA Melienwet "Bosco" color #3514 I finally brought a LORNA'S LACE "Shepherd Sock" NEW colorway from 2008, called "Edgewater" I been waitting to since beganing of the year...Finally brought at one ebay store seller "Emtnestr," Gruperina(youguys know her...great knitter) been buying LL there ..alway great price on LL socks ayrn and both skien for $20! Great deal! In my LYS having a sell...I got really great new from 2008 Pltmouth "Happy Feet" color #3 192 yd each. It is really soft superwash and Nylon yarn! Iam peting it right not. And lost of list, Koigu "KPPPM"I dont know why I been buy such huge amount of socks yarn. Youguys remember my socks yarn stash...It was 80 pairs of socks a yarn. Yek! Adding this new socks yarninto my old stash..It will be 100 pairs of socks yarn soon! O my god...How that happen? I really need to stop buying more socks yarn.Maybe? I dont know..HahahahI also brught a "Toe Up Socks Tutorial" from my friends "Charles." You guys know him as "Stitch-stud" his podcast "Stitch Stud and His Bride.." He just release really easy(So much easyer then Wendy's toe up tutorial). It's pic by pic toe up sock tutorial in his Podcast site. He is charging $4.55 in US by paypal on his right side bar. So go over and buy some!*BIG NEWS:Yesterday night, Theresa from "Knitting Time Together" interviewed us forNEW eposide of her "Kntting Round Table"(if you guys heard her podcast before..will know) me(Myself), Guido from "It's a Purl Man!" and Charles from "Stitch Stud and His Bride" three guy video and podcaster together! Finally She record me once again! She have to do lot of editting so, planning to release on next weeken[...]



Little Break~

2008-02-27T00:44:48.192-08:00


Sorry Youguys! I been sick for almost two weeks..since last weeken. I got really horrible cold...stay home in bad! Iam little better this week, I will be back in END OF
WEEK.

STAY RETURN!~
(Another new Video CAST COMING SOON!)

Love..
Charles







Knitting Video Cast Episode #6 "Not SO NEW YEAR" and Update!

2008-02-16T09:16:35.396-08:00

Episode #6 Show Note: (Press Play Button! If Video Does Not Work Click HERE)http://blip.tv/file/637663So sorry about the no video casting for a while! Almost five month? I been busy finshing my school and taking alots of classes. Iknow..It's too long! Anyway, I hope youguys had a great new years..that's why I name this sixth episode for "Not So New Year" because it is already February post and Iam late!- New Socks Yarn Review: "Sock It to Me 4 Ply" by Elann.com Collection755 Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon / 229 yardsReally great yarn(Feel so soft) and irresistible price. It is really cheap only $2.30 per skein. Compare to the same yarn as Knitpicks "Essential" sold for $3.29. It is same yarn and same yardage. But Elann yarn is $1 cheaper then Knitpick! What a great deal! Go over and get some great socks yarn for your stash!- Talking about Winter 07 / Spring 08 "KnitScene" Magazine: In this Special Interweave "Knitscene" magazine, editor Lisa Shroyer creat whole host of layering pieces that will work in all types of fibers in this issue. Lot of great design a for great winter and spring project in this issue, such as jacket, tote, sock and great designer Katie Himmelberg's knitwears. Does three projects on the bottoms are the best designs in this new issue."American Safari Hoodie" by Amy King Yarn:"New Tweed" by Tahki Yarn "Phiaro Scarf" by Kayie HimmelbergYarn: "Oasis" by Southwest Trading Company "Organic Man Pullover" by Katie HimmelbergYarn: "Organic Cotton" by Blue Sky Alpacas- Kntting Book Review: "2-at-a-time SOCKS" The secret of Knitting Two st Once on One Circular Needle by Melissa Morgan-OakesIt is such great books and book is spiral binded, so you don't have to fold the page! Carrie at "Sock in the City" podcast interviewed Melissa Morgan Oakes on episode#22. Go over and listern to Carrie's interview with Melissa!This is the inside of the book. Since many socks knitters are want to know how to knit a socks two at a time with one crcular needle..this is such great book, Melissa shows step by step by picture and number by the section.- Indle Music Recommendation: "I'll Get Over Myself" by Jon HainstockAlbum: Jon Hainstock Self-titledFrom: BURLINGTON, Wisconsin Catalog: Pop, Alternative FolkBuy CD at CDbaby HERE[...]