February 14, 2007

Twinkle Twinkle

Posted in Needlework at 9:32 pm by royalempress

I am in love with this book:

The patterns are chunky but extremely stylish. I like all of the patterns except for one. That’s rare!! Normally, I would borrow a friends book, wait until someone is kind enough to purchase it for me from my Wish List or borrow it from the library but this one is a keeper!!! Wenlan Chia’s designs are timeless. You can check out here collection Wenlan Chia.

I like chunky since I barely have time to comb my hair farless knit. I hope I can turn one of these patterns out by my birthday in April. I’ll be going back home to NYC and I need something fun that screams me 🙂

Now only if I can finish the rest of this stuff *sigh*.

 My loving husband was so kind to send a bouquet of flowers to my job. I arranged them and smelled them and then I sat back and devoured the chocolates that came with them lol! I couldn’t have asked for a better hubby 🙂 Thanks sweet heart xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.

Happy Valentines to you and yours ❤

BTW: Here are the answers to my SP 10 Questionarre:

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I’m not a major fan of acrylic although I will use it on occasion. I absolutely love natural fibers. Is there anything better?

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
A fabric needle case for my circulars and a vase for the straights.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I’m an intermediate knitter who learned about 10 years ago.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I sure do. I will e-mail it to you at your request.

5. What’s your favorite scent?
I loooooooove sandalwood and fig the most.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I sure do but I shouldn’t *sob*.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I recently discoverd the art of creating hand made cards. I love it!

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I’m very open to anything so suprise me 🙂

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?
The color of this font ;), reds, greens, teals/aquas, purples (my absolute favorite).

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I live with my husband, daughter and fish 🙂

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I wear all of the above except for ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Baby items and sweaters.

13. What are you knitting right now?
A scarf and 2 sweaters.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
But of course!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circs in metal are the best. Especially Addis!

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
It’s going on 4 years this year. How sad.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Hmmm. I’ll have to go with July 4th for the fireworks 🙂

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Crowns of all sorts.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Check the list for books. As for needles, Addis in any size 🙂

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
Fair Isle. I have to master it before my last days on earth. Yeah, it’s that serious.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Not really but I would like to become one.

23. When is your birthday?



  1. Luckee said,

    I purchased this book also because I am a fan of Wenlan Chia’s knits. I too think the patterns are gorgeous, my only problem is sizing. I’m not exactly a small girl. I know chunky knits can tend to make one look bigger, but 33″ bust for a size large? I guess I will be doing some serious math and yarn subs!

  2. stephanie said,

    i saw this book and liked it as well!

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