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WIP – I call it “ADD”

So here we are in Korea and I am fiending for my sewing machine. It is not guaranteed to arrive until Jan. 19th so I will have to survive on knitting and embroidery. This is the view out of my hotel room as the sun was coming up.

I have a Valentine’s scarf in progress but I shouldn’t call it a Valentine’s scarf since I’ve been working on it since Novmeber.

I call this scarf Knitting ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. I started the scarf with a k3 border on both sides and then wanted to continue with a stockinette stitch throughout – I love variegated yarn in stockinette. However, while on a plane to NY and after a few too many glasses of red wine I started forgetting which row I was on. Voila, a disorganized, slightly abstract yet equally colorful Valentine’s scarf. I need it here in Korea, it was 36 degrees F today.

You can’t see it too well but this is a closer picture of the variation in stockinette and garter.

Is that not the ugliest chair you have ever seen? Apologies to anyone who actually owns this chair. Our hotel on base is very nice but the furniture is atrocious. I would have so much fun reupholstering this hideous thing.

So because my beloved sewing machine is en route to Asia my choices of crafts are knitting my ADD scarf or trying my hand at embroidery via a quick Michael’s purchase. This kit was $5 after a 50% off coupon and I thought it was the perfect size kit for the 15 hour plane ride. I didn’t even touch it on the plane, unlimited box-office movies and napping kept me busy.

I would like to try my hand at embroidery and if I decide I like it and am any good at it, I would like to invest in,

I have heard amazing things about Jenny Hart and her fabo designs. I’ll keep you posted on my stitching endeavors.

Another of my endeavors and New Year’s resolutions is to learn how to cook Korean food. After an appointment at the housing office this morning I walked over to the base library and checked out

It’s a start and one of Joe’s co-workers lives in the building we are moving into and his wife is Korean so hopefully I can trade her some handmade goods for some Korean cooking lessons.

So far it seems cross-stitch and embroidery are the choice crafts in Korea, I have seen at least 3 cross-stitch stores in Songtan alone. I do, however, have a very small selection of fabrics and notions at the BX on base. If anyone wants to do a ribbon swap, I can get some great Korean ribbons here. Just leave me a comment.

Gotta run, doing laundry.


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