//Art Li and Stuff: November 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Slouch Beanie in progress

A new project at last! I finally had the time to learn how to crochet a slouch beanie :)
Been busy with work and trying to find a new store where to buy my yarns since VC Trading has increased their pricing with their Red Hearts. I 'm not sure if its because of the holiday season or because they moved into a new place (which looks great by the way).  Anyways, I was able to find a yarn store with much lower price than of VC and its Yarn Source Manila.  They have a facebook page and an online store.

Grey Heather Yarns I ordered from Yarn Source Manila
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I first tried to crochet the slouch beanie with a thick yarn but that didn't work out well so I changed my yarn to a much thinner one.  I made these using this video tutorial which was very helpful thanks to its author. :)

My first attempt. The yarn was too thick that I decided not to finish this
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The current one I'm trying to finish. I kinda like the colors of the multi-colored yarn, it matches so well with the brown one. This yarn is much thinner and smoother than the first one I used.
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A closer look. After a few tries on how to change yarns, I finally learned how to do it.
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I also have a blue in progress.
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This requires much more time to finish than when I was making the berets and I'm quite excited with the finished product.  I'll try to finish one soon and post it here.  I will still be busy this week though.  Too many overtime hours need to be rendered at work ~.~

My yarn stash is still crying out for help. I still haven't got the chance to buy so much as a drawer for my yarns or a box. Gah! >.< Anyways, here are my new yarn buys.

Hunter Green | Black | Grey Heather | Baby Sheen (PIstachio) | Familia (Green) | Creme de la Creme (Royal blue) | Monaco (Blue and Tan) | Red heart (Olive Green)
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So many yarns, so many projects I'd like to create. So little time. I hope to make some time for my crafts soon.  Heavens! Please work with me here! >.<

♫  " Already broken.. Already gone.. Already know you're moving on..
I'm a breathing.. talking.. dead man walking.. 
~  Dead man walking - The Script

Monday, November 4, 2013

Crochet Thread

My attempt on creating a beret using crochet threads XD

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This takes more time to make since its thread which is much thinner than yarn. If I can make one beret using yarn in 3-4 hours, I think I can make a beret using crochet threads in let's say, about a day? o.O? 
Will finish this as soon as I can. I still have a few yarn berets to make >.<

♫  " Already broken.. Already gone.. Already know you're moving on..
(Am I Breathing?).. Talking.. (Dead man).. Walking.." ♫ 
~  Dead man walking - The Script

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Yarn Stash

This stash is crying for help T.T 
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Its an ugly sight. I know. Tell me about it. I am currently browsing organization ideas online for my yarn stash. I mean, if I'm going to buy a lot soon then I need to think of a more effective way to store them.

How about you? Any ideas?

♫  " 'This is why we do it.. This is worth the pain.. 
This is why we bow down and get up back again..
 This is where the heart lies.. This is from above..
Love is this.. This is love.. ♫ 
~  This = Love - The Script

Shoe sale is Love :)

A friend of mine and I went on a dress hunting spree yesterday and I found these aztec designed wedge and immediately fell in L❤VE with it. The great things about this pair is its my size (yey!) and its on sale! Like slash 60% off the original price sale. :) I got them from the Payless Shoe Source branch at SM Megamall.  I rarely get shoes on sale so when I saw it, I just had to buy it. And its a wedge so its more comfy than heels XD.  And it matches well with the dress I found for an upcoming event at work. 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)

Love the design 
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I also got these thong sandals yesterday at a low price XD
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If you're on a hunt for a shoe sale, swoop by SM Megamall and you may find
what you are looking for. XD Good luck! >.<

♫  " I may not have the softest touch.. I may not say the words as such and
though I may not look like much.. I'm yours.. ♫ 
~  I'm yours - The Script

Food. Glorious Food IV: Archery + Little Tokyo

About two weeks ago, my friends and I wet to Makati Cinema Square to try out archery at Kodanda Archery Range.  The experience was awesome and I'd like to come back soon. >.<

No photo of me holding a bow unfortunately. My friends and I are
busy shooting arrows >.< Next time, maybe?
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Little Tokyo Pasong Tamo, Makati
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After our exhausting try out, we went to Little Tokyo for some late lunch.  Little Tokyo is a compound of Japanese Restaurants that serve authentic Japanese Cuisine.  I have heard about it from some friends at the office and glad that I was finally able to dine there!  We ate at Hana Restaurant.  The place is small but the taste of their food surely is big.  At least to my taste buds. ❣◕ ‿ ◕❣

Yakisoba nom nom ( ̄ー ̄)~ What I ordered. XD I strongly believe this plate is
good enough for two. Or its just too big of a serving for me. 
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Shoyu Ramen ( ̄ー ̄)~ What my friends ordered. XD Would definitely order this next time!
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Takoyaki!!! ( ̄ー ̄)~ What we ordered. XD Can't get enough of these >.<
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We left the restaurant full and happy :) Would definitely eat here again!
A little pricey but its definitely worth it! (●⌒∇⌒●)

♫  " 'Cause when the daylight comes I'll have to go..
But tonight I need to hold you so close.. ♫ 
~  Daylight - Maroon 5

Its November!

November is here! I can feel that cold shiver in the morning when I go home from night shift. I can hear that cheerful Christmas music playing in every mall and restaurant I go to. The Christmas season is here too! Yey!  Hello presents! Though that should be the line of a 10-year old. Too bad I'm not that young anymore. I get to be the giver this time. >.<  I've been meaning to make a Christmas list but I've been too busy with my yarn XD  Oh well, better make a list soon and start shopping for presents! :) Have a good one!

♫  " Have you ever fed a lover  with just your hands..?
Close your eyes and trust it.. Just trust it..
Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?..   ♫ 
~  Glitter in the air - Pink