Monthly Archives: August 2011

AS Herbridean 2-PlyYarn

I’ve been knitting on and off the Eala Bhan cardigan sweater by Alice Starmore in her updated book Aran Knitting. The yarn is a two-ply but round because it has quite a bit of twist and a lot of crimp, … Continue reading

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Agar-Agar Dessert

I’ve been on an agar-agar ( obsession for the last few months and I’ve made more than ten batches and getting better each time. There are recipes everywhere on the net for the agar powder for easier measurement. But I … Continue reading

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Peacock Feather Shawl

The Peacock Feather Shawl was completed just in three weeks. My friends and sisters wonder how I have the time to knit. Well, if I cut out the TV completely and reduce my daily dose of recreational readings and Internet, … Continue reading

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Encina Power Plant

I was near the Encina power plant in Carlsbad for a work-related meeting and whipped out the camera to take a picture of this old relic. It was built in 1954, very inefficient, but still running and artificially contributing to … Continue reading

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San Francisco in one day

Last weekend was a whirlwind visit to Berkeley, Palo Alto and San Francisco. We helped Vinh moved to his tiny apartment just two blocks from UC Berkeley. We came, we saw, we put together Ikea furniture with a zillion screws, … Continue reading

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Work has been tough, especially for those like like me, who would rather knit, spin, travel, take pictures and read. The last two months has been intense with emails coming faster than I can read and projects piling up on … Continue reading

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