Thursday, August 30, 2007

No Virus Please!
John always reminds and warns me not to download files from internet sites, especially those sites which I seldom visit. I really don't want to have any virus invasion ANYMORE because I have plenty such bad experiences before. Not only that I could not access to internet, I had to format my computer before I even had the chance to save all my important precious files. You all have the idea how frustrating this could be! S0 after experiencing all these lessons, I always make sure I have my antivirus program running properly. We all know, some antivirus softwares in the market costs us pretty good bucks but I try to look for free Antivirus program seriously before I have to spend my hard-earn money to get one!

Fortunately, at, I managed to download the free Norton Antivirus software from Google, which is a reliable source everyone knows. With this program, all the viruses, worms would be scanned and removed from my computer. Besides that, John also downloaded and installed the Spyware Doctor for me, which he claims it will protect against the spyware while I surf.

I really wish my computer would be in great peace and protection for real real long time. No spyware no virus please!!! Hey ladies, make sure you all install these free softwares too before any bad virus invades into your territory!

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Bella in Patons Grace

Knitting Bella in my size, using Patons Grace.
Circular needle 3.5mm
Working at the back now, about to seam the shoulder together.
Then work the neckline.
Hopefully can finish and wear it on Saturday!

Coke zero - less is more!
Have you tried Coke zero yet? It tastes very very similar to regular coke! The most exciting thing is, it is zero sugar, zero calories!!! If you are determined to cut down your sugar intake, this is a good replacement to your regular sodas!

Coke zero has this interesting and fun campaign, "Life as it should be" on the internet. Coke has found some old film clips and you have the chance to become the director, write “the conversation” to your own clip and say what ever you want, manipulate the clip with an easy voice recorder. You can email the clips to your friends and afterwards your movie will competes with other movies to be the highest rated.

Grab a Coke zero now, have fun in "Life as it should be" online and enjoy the Real taste of Coke zero!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Black Friday shopping
I know about Boxing day when I studied in Scotland. Boxing day falls on the day after Christmas. People will get so crazy, queuing up in front of the shops in the real early morning to buy good discounted items. I remember most of my girl friends did get some good deal on some branded handbag.

When I had my first Christmas in the states two years ago, I thought I could shop crazily the next day. Who knows, I found out that Boxing day is only a traditional event in UK or some commonwealth country. In the states, they do have a day like this, and it is called Black Friday. It is a day after the Thanksgiving.

Since I have missed Black Friday for the past two years, this year I will make sure I wont miss it again. Not only I won't miss it, I will actually shop smart and get most of the good deal I want. How? It's not hard at all! is here to give you all the best thanksgiving deals.

Yes, you can purchase black friday items online without the hassle of having to stand in line at the store at 5am and still be able to save money when shopping gifts for coming Christmas by buying items online during Black Friday.

Another good service offer is, email alerts will be sent to you when new black friday ads have been posted, so you will be kept updated with the best thanksgiving deals they have. I am so excited to find out JoAnn Fabrics ad is in as well! I bet I could get some good deal discounted craft kits and photo frame from JoAnn Fabrics at this black friday!

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Yippee Yippee! Yarn Arrived!
Today is Monday, yup! Today is 27th Aug, yup! Any special occasion for today? Not really! But... I have waited for this day quite some times! Why? Because... our (me and Lily) yarn orders arrive today!!!!!! Soooo excited man! UPS delivery guy was nice enough, knocked so hard on my door to inform me that somethings there for me! I grabbed the two boxes and rushed in to my house, within a minute, all these beautiful yarn were revealed right in front of my eyes!

I frowned right after I saw the Jaeger Baby Merino 4 ply Mint... hmmm... the color is abit off from what I saw online though... then I frowned again when I saw the Ella Rae, something wrong with the color too! Damn, why the colors are different??? I even checked on the receipt to make sure they picked the right yarn for me!!! Well, thats exactly what I ordered! Its just hard to believe, so I went to the website and look at the yarn color online... hmmm... Sigh, I will love them more, I will love them more (brainwashing hardly).

At least Crystal Palace Baby Georgia is yummy!!! They are in my favourite magenta. Look familiar? Yeah, I bought some Jeager Sienna back then in this similar colour too! Good deal for this yarn!!! Lily, want to get some more? hahaha~ *wink wink devilishly*

Ok, now is yarn description for Lily!!! Lady, your yarn is gorgeous and yummy!!! Needless to say much about Sienna ok? And the Debbie Bliss Cathay you ordered, really really look very fantastic!!! Look at the photo and let them speak to you lah! Be patient ya, they will come to your arms eventually! *sabar ya*

Know more about Karl Moore
Blogging is such a big thing now, everyday we spend much time reading different kind of blogs. There is no exception for me, besides reading knitter blogs, I do read some investment blogs and pro in blogging blogs as well. While I am trying to look for more interesting blog to read, I come across this inspirational blog, a blog that belongs to Karl Moore. Not only he owns a blog, he also has his own personal site, daily online broadcast and a forum.

Why can't you miss him? Because Karl Moore is a best-selling author and entrepreneur. He posts inspirational messages to his blog daily, designed to inspire and help individuals in their spiritual growth. In Karl's blog, you will read post of "Random Act of Kindness" on a Monday, and post of "Friday Factoid" on a Friday. Beside these two posts, you can also find inspiration posts and self-development posts. If you feel like sharing your problems, inspiring story or inner thought with some body, you can log in to Karl Moore forum. There are members to share with you and provide the best advice they could.

Please log in to either Karl's blog or his personal site to know more about him today!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My First Pair of Mitten!
You should have an idea how bad I am in completing A PAIR of socks! So far, I only managed to complete 2 pair of socks, both are for DH. There are 3 single sock still laying deadly in a box. 2 pomotamus and 1 monkey. After having these valuable experiences, I know I can't get into mitten knitting, something that come in PAIR. But guess what, Gloria (my sister in law) convo me in etsy one day, told me that she wish to have a pair of THIS and she wondered if I could make them. Well, it is always a pleasure to knit something for your family, your love one. She said she will pay for that, come on! I won't want her money!!! Mitten? hmmm... ok! I will make Gloria a pair!

From what I saw on the photo, its not a difficult, complicated mitten pattern. So, I did not buy the pattern and I made them up myself. Gloria did not request a particular color for the mitten, so I used the left over gray patons classic merino wool. It is a very quick project indeed. Something you can finish in hours.

I don't want to deal with DPNs this time so I tried the magic loop method using 4.5mm circular needle. Have you tried this method before? I am really having fun with this! What a cool invention huh? Ok, come look at the mitten I am working on now, another few more rows to go! I believe they will look and feel better after blocking!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Wanna Hide your IP address?
Do you hate the fact that your IP adress can easily be traced back at whatever site you visit or surf online? Well, maybe you won't mind, but I am pretty sure, they are some people out there, surely want to hide IP address badly. Because you will reveal yourself through the IP address.

If it happens to be that you were one of them, who wish to secure your identity and want to hide your IP address, is here to solve this problem for you! Hide My IP Address is a security software, which is a specially-modified browser, based on Firefox. It automatically routes all of your internet traffic through at least two ultra-secure, ultra-fast anonymous servers by using the powerful and well-known Tor network for total privacy.

You can instantly hide IP address with this security software and surf the net invisibly with a totally ANONYMOUS IP address! Hope in and check it out!

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Shrug again?

No surprise! Its the same old shrug, but this time its in grey!
Patons classic merino wool yarn.
Size M.
Love the neckline. Love the cable.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Cool Quiz!
I always like to take personality and trivia quiz when I was in high school. I remember I could spent hours in the library, looking for related books and having fun in these kind of quiz with my best friend Chloe. Now, we can take all these quiz online. Lately, I just took a dumb test in Quiz Rocket and thats pretty interesting. Beside this quiz, there are also Dating Personality Quiz, Religion Test, Intelligence Quiz, Office Character Quiz, Where Should I Live Quiz, Personal Fashion Style Quiz,Cooking Quiz, Reality TV Quizzes, Pop Culture Quiz, One Hit Wonder Songs Quiz, Pop Music Quiz, Gay Guiz,Online Bible Quiz, Teen Personality Quiz, Lesbian quiz, and the "Impossible" Quiz. These free trivia and personality quizzes are professionally written and fun to take. I bet there must be ONE that really interest you right? The cool thing about these quizzes are, not only they show you the quiz result, a quiz completion badge will be given as well!!! Feel bored sometimes and want to do something interesting? Get into Quiz Rocket! Now, look at the badge I get from dumb test! ha~

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Should I knit a shawl? lacy shrug?
I will have my wedding banquet at November at Malaysia. Eventhough I haven't picked out my wedding gown yet, I am sure a shawl or a lacy shrug would be nice to go with the gown or my evening dress. Then, here comes the next question, should I knit them? Or I just buy them?

Hmmm..... I knitted a FBS last year, I really like it and I know for sure it will be more gorgeous if I use better quality yarn. Also, I like this lacy shrug a lot. I do, from Knitty which designed by Jody Prival. Most probably, I will buy some nice mohair wool yarn first, then only decide which to make! Hmmm... so indecisive ...

Here I post a picture of Jess from Ravelry, in her gown with her FBS and also a picture of Jody in her I do shrug. Which one you like better?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Alzheimer's Memory Walk for Charity
Before I talk about this meaningful Memory Walk, I would like to briefly explain what Alzheimer disease is. It is a progressive, incurable condition that destroys brain cells, gradually causing loss of intellectual abilities, such as memory and extreme changes in personality and behavior. It is a very common disease among older people.

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. This event held annually in hundreds of communities across the country. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million.

Do you want to participate in this meaningful event? If yes, then you are in! Team captains are needed now! You can go to the site and sign up now. As a team captain, you have to start your own team and invite your own team members. There are useful tools available at the site to guide you on the team formation. Don't waste time waiting, Team Captains need to sign up early to ensure they have enough time to recruit a team and raise funds for the great cause! Let's sign up now as Team Captains, select a walk near you and then start forming your team! Let's get on the move to end Alzheimer.

Deery Lou

Do you know who Deery Lou is? Deery Lou is a pretty deer,
a cartoon character that I use very often as my avatar picture. I love Deery Lou.
It always gives me a smile on my face whenever I see it!
Something to share with you all!
Hopefully it cheers up your day too!
You can grab the last two pictures to be
your desktop wallpaper if you love them!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Digital Picture Frame
Remember that I mention before about the difficulties of getting an ideal gift for guys? I just found out this cool stuff today that I think its great gift for both male and female. Yup, I am talking about digital picture frame. What you have to do is, switching the memory card into the digital photo frame, set the period of time you want your pictures to display and how you prefer the transitions between pictures. Not only pictures, you can also view your favourite short movie clips with sound in this digital frame. is an online electronic store specializing in lcd digital photo frame. These digital frame lcd display are available in 7" to 10"and you can choose the frame either in aluminum coated or wooden. You can place the digital frame on a flat surface like tables or hang it on the wall! This sounds pretty cool right?

I wish to have one in my craft room, loaded with photos of my favorite finished objects and also yarn stash. I also want to get one for my DH, loaded with all our loving dovey photos and put in his working cube.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Get Well soon Dad!

My father in law was admitted to the hospital for his bypass heart surgery like 2 weeks ago. The surgery went smoothly and he moved to a regular patient room the next day. My FIL was very moody and down, he complaint about the pain badly. We all can feel his pain, we keep encouraging him to be tougher, bucked up and very soon he will be home again. But the first prescribed pain killer made him drowsy and having hallucination. This really made his condition worse, I mean mentally way. Eventhough Doc claimed that he is recovering well, my FIL was still feeling low and upset. After putting him on another type of pain killer, he felt way much better but then things went rocky again when doc told him that he needed another surgery. We were all in shock when we heard about it through phone. Believe me, we all had no idea why he had to go through another surgery and we really thought it must be something real bad had happened to him. We rushed our way to the hospital right after getting the news and my heart was beating so fast. John was very worried as well. I swear, those feeling are not good at all, its like, you don't know whats going to happen to someone you truely love and then there is nothing you can do at all. Luckily, it was just a minor surgery that he needed to undergo to check on his wound recovery. My FIL din't convey the right information to us and ended up we had such a roller coaster ride that evening. Anyway, after days of hospital stay, he is feeling much better now and we are looking forward to having him to go home this weekend.

The room he is staying now, has a very good view of Dallas downtown, we call that Million dollar view! I had my camera with me today and managed to take some pictures. Have you been to Dallas? This is how Dallas downtown looks like.

To support and encourage my FIL to have a speedy recovery, Gloria brought him a family portrait which taken in her wedding day. Everyone was there except ME, because I was still in Malaysia that time waiting for my visa approval. So... what Gloria did was.. next to the portrait, she drew a stickgal with long hair, who represents ME and also 2 doggies. They are Snooper and Coco. Snooper is the fatter terrier and Coco is the smaller chihuahua. You can see Gloria drew Coco peed because Coco does that always when she get excited! Can you see there is a lump on Snooper? Yeah, poor Snooper has this big lump growth on his back and my parents in law plan to get it removed soon. They both are such sweetheart doggies of my parents in law. My FIL misses them very much, he actually called home few days ago and left a voice mail so the doggies could hear his voice. Thats funny! Dad, recover and get well soon!!! We really really miss the rib and roast you cook!

My knitting progress is slow. Not only I spent some times visiting to hospital, I also spent much time exploring in Ravelry. I really have to speed up my knitting, better not to let Emma waits too long for her shrug!

Internet Reality Show
Are you a reality show fans? I am! DH and I love bunch of shows like The Biggest Loser, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Hell's Kitchen, we never want to miss any episode of them. There are just too many reality shows around. But, have you heard of internet reality show? Its definitely something new and exciting. "The Next Internet Millionaire" is the world's first competitive Internet reality show. 12 people will compete for a $25,000 cash prize and a joint venture with Joel Comm, one of the world's leading Internet entrepreneurs.

"The Next Internet Millionaire" is a groundbreaking series for both reality fans and people who want to learn how they can make money online. I guess many of us will be interested in this new show! I wonder, if there is any chance there will be a competition like, best design knitwear, competing for attractive cash prize and a contract with Fendi, Chanel? Hmmm... * day dreaming * here...

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

I am a Ravelrer finally!
Harlo~ I have been busy in this new fantasy world for whole day. You know what I am saying, don't you? After waiting in the line for 2 months and 3 days, I am a Ravelrer finally! I was like a little kid, first day enrolled to the kindergarden, excitedly looking around at this new land. Honestly, I am very amazed with the flickr importer function and all other well organizers. These credits gotta go to Cassey and Jess. Great jobs buddies! If you have already registered but still waiting in the line, keep your patient and very soon you will be in this wonderland! Its worth waiting though! If you already a member, HI~~ Please drop me a HI! My username is kitman!

Yesterday, I saw this very very breath taking FO. No kidding, I was holding my breath when I saw it, its hard to believe how good his knitting skill and artistic sense is! I adore and admire absolutely! Needless to tell much about him, he is Jared from brooklyntweed. The FO I mentioned is his Hemlock Ring blanket. I really really love it, the pattern, the yarn colour! I hope one day, I can make this too!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rehab in Malibu?
Nina came over to knit this afternoon so we had our girlie talk and good time. I remember that Nina used to hang out with a girl named Kathy, so I asked about her, wondering if she is in college now or doing something else. Out of my expectation, Nina told me that Kathy is now in Malibu. For vacation I said? Nope, she was actually sent there for a adolescent treatment program. Teen Rehab in Malibu, which provides holistic, state of the art treatment for teens with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, mental health and behavioral health issues. I know her family is doing the best for her and I deeply wish she will come back soon with a healthier person!

Again, I think about the severity of teenagers problem in Malaysia, I believe there are some useful teen rehabs or counselor center available, but comparing to a rehab in Malibu? A place that located near the ocean and nature? I guess the result could be very different.

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Thanks for the comment!
I woke up quite early today because I wanted to call my mom up and have a good chat with her. We had a great chat for an hour or so. After that, I woke John up, dressed up myself and went to my LYS happily! Yup, they are having sales today, on ALL Rowan yarn from 20% - 75%! I never tried any Rowan yarn before, because it costs so much more than other yarn and I always have the yarn budget on hand. Remember? I am a jobless housewife at this moment. Anyway, I managed to get some nice yarn today. I bought 6 balls of RY Classic Cashsoft 4 ply, in Fennel. Wow, how could I not to love this yarn? They are just way too soft! Thanks DH for being so patient, waiting for me in the car while I was busy hunting for yarn. Then, we headed home after we had a nice lunch at Dickey's barbeque.

Everything was soo great and wonderful until I read a comment left in my previous post. Believe me, its real upsetting to read such comment but I calmed myself down after grumbling with DH and Lily. I din't delete the comment, indeed I would like to respond to her here.

Firstly, I want to say thank you for her comment and opinion. Also, thank her for reading my blog for some while I believe, eventhough I never read any comment from her before in any of my posts at all. I guess the paid post that I started recently really disappointing her or disgusting her, so she has her best advice left.

It is just impossible to please everyone right? I clearly remember why I started this blog, it is because of the passion I have for knitting. Besides knitting, I also share my life, my story with everyone. One more thing, I am very surprised and delighted that I actually have some knitters and friends reading my blog regularly. I deeply madly appreciate that. Especially for those who always leave kind words, compliments on my knitting.

But starting to blog for advertisers, doesn't mean I would stop blogging about my knitting, in fact, I have more knitting projects going on and I am very certain that I have been improving my knitting skill as well all these time. I won't say money is everything, but if I can use best out of my spare time, my capability to make some pocket money through blogging for some informative advertisements, I don't see that is a problem. Because at the very very beginning, I don't start this blog to please anyone but just myself.

It is like, you visit to a stranger's house and she welcomes you warmly and offers you variety of cookies and biscuits. It happens to be oreo is one of them and you hate oreo the most. I don't think you will tell the hostess to throw away all the oreo? Most probably you would be polite and choose over something you like, maybe peanut cookies with a smiley face!

Anyway, my passion to knitting will never change and I will always try to blog about my knitting. I appreciate everyone who drops by to read my blog. I sincerely thank them from the bottom of my heart. Most of the time, you might find some odd topic kind of posts around but I know that could be something informative to some readers. I never aim to make a fortune through blogging, afterall, all those hard earn money will be spent on yarn eventually. See where is this going? * Blink! * What I want, is just more more more luxury yarn like these ......

LapBand - Surgical Treatment for Obesity
If you were severely obese, have tried numerous diet and exercise plans and still your weight has no sign to drop, you might consider to seek for surgical treatment to help you lose excess body weight, improve the weight-related health conditions and as well enhance the quality of life. Then, lap band is the keyword!

JourneyLite is a nationwide network of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding surgical facilities, which is also known as LAGB or the LAP BAND System procedure. These facilities conveniently located in Los Angeles LA, Houston Texas and Tampa Florida. The LAPBAND Adjustable Gastric Band is designed to help you lose excess body weight. It is like a wristwatch, it fastened around the upper stomach and create a new stomach pouch. This procedure reduces the stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. Also, the lap band controls the stomach outlet size between the new stomach pouch and lower stomach. When the outlet is smaller, you feel full faster. So you could eat less and lose weight at the same time.

There are too many successful stories in lap band surgery been heard. JourneyLite has the professional surgeons and everything to provide this magnificent surgical treatment for you.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Go Simpsonize yourself!

Have you watched the Simpsons movie? Funny, love it?!
Anyway, go simpsonize yourself!
This is way too cool! And... This is how I look like in the Simpsons world! Does SHE looks like ME? HaHa~

Say hi to Smorty
Have you heard about Smorty? If the answer is no, it is fine. Right now, let me introduce Smorty to you. Smorty is a service connecting the advertisers to the bloggers. Through Smorty, advertisers get to advertise on blogs, they pay bloggers to write opinion post about their services, products and websites with links back to the advertisers site.

It costs NOTHING for you to set up an account in Smorty. You register your blog and wait for the approval within 72 hours. You can actually add more than one blog in your account. Once your blog is approved, Smorty will deliver the available opportunities to you based on your blog pagerank. You have the right to choose the opportunity which interests you. The minimum pay to blog advertising is 6usd per post. With a better blog pagerank then you will get better pay of opportunity. It takes up to 5 full days to review your post to be approved or declined. Once its approved, you will get paid to your paypal account at the first payment day of the week, it means bloggers get paid on weekly basis. This is really exciting!

Yes, bloggers get paid to blog. If you are a blogger, and you want to blog for money, this is the right place for you. Also, if you are an advertiser, you want to advertise on blogs, to increase traffic to your website, Smorty welcomes you as well.

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Rockin' Girl blogger! Who? ME!

I have been awarded! Look at the badge above, click on it and find out more! I am awarded as a Rockin' Girl Blogger by Sally ! Let me think, do I have anything to do with Rocking? Yeah, I do have some crazy rocking times. Wanna listen how I sing this in the rocking way? * You give love a BAD name~~~~ !!! * Love you Bon Jovi! Ok, now, I have to pick 5 girls for this award. The nominees are ~~~

1. Samantha - My dearest best friend ever! She loves photographing a lot and you can see some nice photo in her site. Those photos reflect her life, her interests.

2. Jamy - This lady is amazing! Want to know more about making money through blogging? Visit her site and let her tell you all.

Puteri - She makes lovely crafty things. Jewelery, Bag, Totes, quilts... very very talented!

Lily - Wonderful crocheter and knitter! She is very very good in crochet! I really mean it! Look at her designs then you have the idea what I am saying!

Claudine - I love all the photographs in her blog and I enjoy reading her post as well. She definitely rocks.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bedroom furniture or Chest ?
I wish to do some home improvements so much but I just have no idea where to start. I painted the living room like a year ago and supposingly, I should renovate another two rooms, one into a guest room and another into my craft room. But but then ... I don't know what is holding me back and I have done nothing yet. (my laziness duh!)

Lately, I saw some nice home furnitures online at this Houston furniture shop named Gallery Furniture and I spotted one piece of furniture that I really really like. Well, what furniture piece you think a knitter always desires badly? To me, I want a CHEST to store all my yarn stash! Yup, I need a chest for my precious yarn! I want an antique white chest, something look like this! It is a five drawer white chest with crystal like pulls! It will go nice with all the paint color and also curtain. I want one! Look at it, don't you think it is so adorable and sweet?

But after giving it a second thought, then I think I should buy a bedroom furniture set for the guest room first since I plan to fly my parents over to spend some times in the states with me next year. The guest room now is totally a mess! Just too much work that I have to do with it, eg. paint the whole room, buy new furniture, curtain... So, I think I should make a wiser decision to get the bedroom furniture instead. Well, seems like I can't get any chest any sooner. One day, I will own an ideal chest I always want, one day!!! Be patient ok? My precious yarn!

Rough Blackie!
As planned, I am knitting the grey shrug. You know what, I have used at least 5 different color of Paton classic merino wool and I would say the black yarn is the worst among them all. I am talking about the quality, softness of the yarn. Do you think there is something to do with the dye material? The black yarn is much rougher than the rest. If compare, natural marl and grey mix are the softest one! It is soo obvious you know? When I CO using the grey yarn this afternoon, I just love the softness of it! Apparently, this will be a easier knitting project compared to the black one, especially at the cable sleeves part! I don't have to focus and strain my eyeball muscle badly as I did while knitting the black.

I went to the patons website, and they actually have new color in classic merino wool. Those are fun and sweet color to knit with. Lets take a look! Don't you like them? I think its good yarn choice to make colorful scarf! or even a plain simple sweater!

I ordered 2 knitting magazines from Phildar month ago during sales. These magazines came all the way from France and there are few projects that I really like. Come come and glance at them. I might pick one of them to knit for this winter. Which one you like the most?

British Gas Launches Greenest Enery Tariff


9 August 2007: British Gas has announced it is launching two new green energy tariffs, Zero Carbon, which will be the greenest tariff available on the domestic market and Future Energy. British Gas has launched the tariffs, in response to the increasing demand for green energy products.

Householders signing up to the Zero Carbon tariff will:
• reduce their household energy carbon emissions to zero through Kyoto compliant offset schemes which will meet the new Defra requirements
• help fund a direct increase in investment in renewable energy generated in the UK
• contribute to the new British Gas green fund which will:
o invest in developing new renewable technologies such as wave power
o oversee a programme to help schools in the UK reduce their CO2 emissions

Gearóid Lane, Managing Director British Gas New Energy said,”Our new tariff responds to consumer demand for truly green energy solutions. It is essential that customers have confidence in green energy tariffs and that their credibility is not damaged by tariffs that claim to be green but in reality do not deliver any incremental environmental benefits. Green tariffs are moving from niche to mainstream products and we’re leading the industry by offering a tariff that will do more for the environment than any other product currently available.”

Under the government’s Renewables Obligation (RO), electricity suppliers in the UK are already required to produce an increasing percentage of their electricity through methods such as wind farms which, unlike traditional power plants, produce zero carbon emissions. For 2007/2008 this figure is set at 7.9%.

In a recent report, the National Consumer Council (NCC) raised concerns that some energy suppliers are packaging electricity which is produced under the RO scheme as “green”, yet it delivers no additional environmental benefits. The NCC called on energy suppliers to take steps beyond their legal requirements and offer green energy tariffs that provide genuine additional environmental benefits, in particular CO2 emissions reduction.

British Gas worked with Global Action Plan and The Climate Group’s “We’re in this Together” campaign to develop Zero Carbon which goes further than any other green tariff in meeting these requirements offering consumers the only zero carbon option on the market.

The tariff carries a premium of £84 per year, reflecting the higher cost of producing energy through lower carbon emission schemes.

Virginia Graham, Chair of Global Action Plan, said, “The British Gas Zero Carbon tariff delivers on all three of the essential requirements of a green tariff which are: additionality, transparency and verifiability. As such it is a very welcome new offering in the market. Consumers signing up to the tariff can be confident that they are getting 12 per cent more renewable energy than they would otherwise have got. The carbon emissions from their electricity and gas will also be offset with emissions reductions from projects accredited by the United Nations.”

Zero Carbon is one of the first initiatives launched through the ‘We’re in this Together’ campaign, which was launched in April 07 as an alliance of some of the UK’s biggest brands who are all working to help their customers reduce their impact on the climate.

Dr Steve Howard, CEO of The Climate Group and founder of ‘We’re in this Together’ said, “We’re committed to offering people ways to make a real impact on climate change through We’ve worked with British Gas to ensure that Zero Carbon is a genuine step forward in delivering more environmental benefits than any other tariff currently available.”

British Gas’s second green energy tariff, Future Energy, offers an alternative green electricity tariff at a premium of just £20 per year. Customers signing up to this tariff will contribute to a green fund which will provide solar panels and other renewable energy technologies to UK schools. Money from the fund will also be invested in development of future renewable technologies and sources.

To sign up customers can call British Gas on 0845 604 0055 or visit

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Classic Cable Tank Tube

Remember this tank tube I knitted? This tank is a combination work of ribbing, lace and cable
pattern. I actually knitted this tank for sales in my ETSY shop. Lately, there are few ladies request for its pattern and after few days of hard work, well, I was actually quite occupied with the shrug knitting, but I managed to write out this tank's pattern in PDF.

There is only one size in this pattern, due to the stretchability of this garment, it does fits bust size 32-37". You might want to alter the length of the body if you have larger boobs! It is all depends on how you want to wear this top! I personally think the best length will be somewhere on the hip bone! But you might want it shorter? to show off your sexy belly button?

3 different size of circular needles are required here. Using different size of needles, to give the shaping effect of this tank. The yarn I used is Patons classic wool merino, natural marl. Basically, you can use any worsted weight wool yarn you like. As we know, wool yarn garment always shapes out wonderfully after block, so I will strongly recommend that wool yarn should be used!

With the eyelet holes by making YO stitch, you can have a sweet final touch on the tank by attaching a ribbon through the eyelet holes. If you think thats too feminine, forget about the ribbon and you can actually upside down the tank and have the eyelet hole ribbing at the bottom!

Just another fun, simple and fast pattern to knit! Are you looking for a pattern to knit as a gift for a girl friend? You can consider this pattern! Also, autumn is coming soon too ( eventhough I am still suffered in the crazy heat here! harlo~ I am in Texas! ), its time to wear something woolie and yet sexy!

The pattern is now on sales for 5USD. I hope this pattern can be something you would like to keep in your to-do list! If you have any question about this pattern, please contact me!