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:: Monday, August 20, 2007 ::

From Waaay Back


Ken and I were in Japantown two weeks ago and witnessed something touching--two old friends who haven't seen each other in years meeting, by chance, in a bookstore. What made it more special was that one friend had moved to the US, while the other was simply visiting from Japan. Turns out they knew each other from waaay back. Some force brought them both to the magazine section of the San Francisco Kinokuniya and bang, instant nostalgia. Not only for them, but for every Japanese speaker within hearing distance. You couldn't help but be touched and smile. 「ぐうぜんだね!」

二週間前ケンと私は日本町に感動したこと見た:本屋で何年間会わなかった友達は偶然で会った。面白いところは一人アメリカでいるけど、一人は日本から旅行した。昔々の友達そうだった。なんとなく二人はきのくにやの雑誌に来て、懐かしくなった。二人だけじゃなくて、日本語が分かる客さんも。感動した。"What a coincidence!"

That was their way back. I haven't posted knitting projects in a while, so this is my "waaay back".

それはあの二人の昔のこと。最近私はあまりニットの物をポストしていないし、これは自分の「昔のこと」。

First, completed projects. 最初、出来た物。

Vog On - On Toes

'Vog On, Sockdown, 'Vog On
Pattern: 'Vog On by Aleta Fera
Knit Picks Memories in Yukon (discontinued)
size 1.5 US dpns (2.5 mm)

Really nice pattern--I like the way the lace worked out. Easy to memorize once I groked it. Did make a couple of modifications, though: I didn't like the floppy picot cuff so I did them a la Cara instead. Also decreased the toe to 16 instead of 12. It only took one skein so I'm going to repeat the pattern with the second, but do them toe up so the cuffs are longer. Must use every yard possible! ^_^

作り方好きだった、とくにレースのこと。分かった後覚えやすかった。変わったことある:書いている「ピコットのもすそ」好きじゃなかったしケラさんのもすそ使った。(英語でCara・・・私はカーラ・Karla・・・近いけど違うね!)最後のステッチの数は12つの変わりに16つまでニットした。50gだけ使ったし、もう一足作るつもりだ。糸全部使いたいし今度足の指から始めるかな~。

Vog On - Half Toe

I like the way the photos came out, too. I set my camera on self-timer on top of a thick book then shot away. I also put it in burst mode, so I got a two-for-one deal! -_^

写真は大丈夫かも。厚い本の上カメラを置いて、自動タイマーをして撮った。一回二枚撮ったし、「一つ買って、二つ目は無料セール」みたかったですね!-_^

Dishcloth - Orange-y Clash-y

Orange-y Clash-y Dishcloths
Pattern: Mason Dixon Ball Band Dishcloth
Peaches 'n' Creme, orange and pink lemonade
size 6 US circulars (4 mm)

Using my Mason-Dixon pack to venture into new worlds of color. Can't say how successful I am with it, but it was fun to make, and will surely keep dishes clean somewhere!

メーソン・ディクソン・パックを使って新しいカラの世界入った。いいかどうかわからないけど、楽しくて、どこか誰か使えるね!

Washcloth - Lemon Lime Close

Lemon Lime Washcloths
Pattern: Baby Genius Burp Cloth from Mason Dixon Knitting (much smaller, obviously)
Peaches 'n' Creme, white and lemon lime
Size 6 US circulars (4 mm)

My bath poof was annoying me. I like knitting. Instant solution.

私のタオル好きではなくなってきた。ニットするの好き。かんぺきね!

Woah, that became way longer than I was intending, so I'm going to take a break here. I'm trying to keep up with my Japanese, so I thought writing this post in both languages would be a great step. Don't know if I'll do it every entry, but I'm going to try to!

わ~長くなってしまった、ごめん!日本語を勉強したいし英語と日本語で書いた。多分間違い多いけど、勉強は勉強、でっしょう?毎回両方で書くかどうか分からないけど、書いてみたい、ね。

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Comments:
i really like how those socks came out. i have some memories in cape cod laying around, maybe i will make a pair...
 
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