We arrived back in Korea last week after enjoying a FABULOUS holiday in China with good friends, Johanna and Troy(our gracious hosts). They fed us, translated for us, and showed us the best spots in and around Nanjing China during the Lunar New Year holidays. It took us a little while to get there so I packed with me a little something to kill time during transport...one of many incomplete projects...wristers! This easy free wrister pattern from Lion Brand(pattern # 80703AD free wrister pattern) had been keeping me occupied at work when it was slow. I had one completed already, so I packed up my little canvas bag and while on the airplane, on the train and while catching up over cocktails in the living room, I pumped out the second brown wrister in no time. They were perfect for keeping the hands cozy while snapping photos of temples, fireworks, smiles and tables full of yummy food:) I didn't quite get what all the fuss was with wristers as I was seeing patterns for them everywhere and didn't think I was going to like them, but they really are quite convenient and these ones were very simple to make. I recommend you whip yourself up a pair of wristers, there are sooooo many different free patterns available out there!
Here are some photos for you from my trip...I'm modeling my Chinese tube scarf from a previous post(The Chinese Tube Scarf). Phil is NOT modeling his chunky cable hat that I had mentioned in this post Link to Phil's chunky cable hat picture) because he thought he had lost it. But, I was happy to find it jammed in the sleeve of one of his sweaters, while I was doing laundry, when we returned!
Troy, Phil & I chowing down. YUM YUM
I'm wearing my own pattern for a cable hat, as well as my free Chinese Tube Scarf pattern
Johanna, Troy and Phil...enjoying the views of the city and the nearby temple
My fabulous and beautiful friend Johanna and I (I'm sporting The Chinese Tube Scarf free pattern)
I wasn't thinking about crochet while killing time and using up some change in the airport, awaiting our departure from China. But, I bought this little can of green tea and happily returned to my seat to show Phil. He thought the can would be the perfect size to store my hooks...he was right! Perfect:)
Well, we have only a week and a half left here on Jeju Island in Korea. Before we depart Seoul we will be GETTING MARRIED, visiting friends for five days, and then we take a plane to Canada, then England, and eventually Greece.
I hope I will be able to get lots of knitting and crochet done while I'm on holiday for the next few months. I've also had a request from a woman who found me on Ravelry ravelry- the woollen hippy to do a photo tutorial of my little ponchos. So, my goal for the month of March will be to share my method of making my ponchos(My Granny Square Ponchos). Stay tuned...
Happy year of the rabbit:)