You are Mohair. You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Hook: Size 2
I'm having fun! I've wanted to make some last year but couldn't find much knitted patterns. Now that I can crochet, I'm so spoilt for choice! I've searched the net and found so many patterns that I don't know which to choose.
I'm gonna buy some white thread!
I found this pattern which looks pretty simple and it's cute! It is indeed very easy and I'm amazed that I can complete it without much concentration. I'm amazed...
Pattern: Country crochet & knitted lace : a creative guide with projects for crochet and knitted lace
Yarn: Thread, cream color
Hook: Size 2
This is adapted from one of the pattern for edges. The picture shown in the book looks so different from mine. But I ilke this anyway. It's so simple and sweet.
Another gift option? I'm having fun!!
Monday, June 27, 2005
Pattern: AJ's wrist bag
Yarn: Panda Stonewash, 8-ply, 2 balls
Hook: Gold color
I've finally finished this during the weekend. There were so many ends to weave in and I was so afraid that I don't have enough yarn to sc the edges and sew the sides together. Good thing there was enough of yarn.
It turn out to be quite spacy. My next bag will be done in the round, so I don't have to sew up too much.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Pattern: Knitty's Tempting
Yarn: Butterfly Super-10, 2+ skeins
Needle size: 4.5mm
This looks more like it!
So here's the long awaited "Tempting"!
OOps! Did I see that the ribbing doesn't match under the arm holes? Another mistake... And the casting off with 3 needles took me 2 days to figure out! Duh!
Loads of scotch tape after sticking the dog hair. And oops!! Did I pull out some of the yarn fiber too?
Silvi'a "Tempting" was freshly off needles at 0030hrs this morning. And guess what? I've noticed loads of mistakes...
I ran out of yarn and needed to go back to get more. I forgot to bring along the dye lot number. I thought that being just plain black, we can't really tell the difference. But I am very wrong!!! This is so obvious under spotlight. Let's hope Silvia don't notice it!
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
So, this is Silvi's "Tempting" almost near completion. I'm about 2.5 inches from the arm hole, 4.5 inches more to go. And guess what? I don't think I have enough yarn...
Tonight, I need to go to Spotlight to get the ribbon, then to Chinatown to get the yarn. I hope I can finish everything by tonight, as I'm going out with Rick tomorrow, and might not have any more time to knit...
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
I like the blue and white beads on top. If I can't use them for the book thongs, I'll hang them on our Christmas tree when time comes. They remind me of icicles...
Monday, June 20, 2005
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Saw this notebook cover this morning. Thought it looked cool! I can make one each as Christmas gift for church friends, so they can use this as the cover for sermon notes. I was just thinking about making one yesterday...
Friday, June 17, 2005
Went hunting for mini crochet hook and some nice beads. I was looking for more interesting ones, but couldn't find what I want, except these chinese porcelain ones. Think I should do some bead hunting very soon.
Bead closeup 1
Bead closeup 2
The book thong is so easily done! I can't believe that I could do it in about an hour. This is about the fastest project that I've made so far. I'm gonna made a dozen or so as gifts! Here's my version!
Here's some shots of it in a book:
Thursday, June 16, 2005
I thought of knitting a triangular shawl with this. Wonder how it will look. I hope it will drape as nicely as a rectangular shawl. Can't stand a shawl which keeps falling off my shoulders...
I've done a few rows and it looks wonderful. Here's the closeup. I only bought 1 ball for testing. probably I should get a few more.
I've finally reached the part of the sleeve for Silvia's "Tempting". The pattern say 15 inches, but I only did 14 inches and thought it's already quite long. When I was reading the pattern, I realised that the yoke needs another 6 inches more. That makes it 21 inches. And since it's meant to be off-shoulder, I think it's gonna be far too long for me. Now I wonder if I should frog a little before I join the sleeves.
By the way, I'm using DPN for the sleeves. I really hate DPN. I can't stand it...
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Phil's bday is coming. It's a few days earlier than mine. Think of making her a few matching small gifts. These are what I have in mind for now...
1) Eye pillow (In her fav green color. If I have more time, I'll knit one for her in green with fun fur as trimmings)
2) Furry flip flop (need to get her shoe size. I know of a shop in Cineleisure which sells nice flip flops)
Is it a bit too early to start my christmas knitting? My project is always never-ending. I always wants to do so many other things before I can even finish the currents WIPs. Ain't I greedy??
Here's my Christmas knitting list:
1) Lots of snowflakes (at least 2pcs monthly, hope I can find a quick and easy pattern)
2) Fish Blanket (20% done)
3) Lion Brand's Autumn Afghan (20% done)
4) Ornaments for Christmas Tree
5) Toys (for kids, decor, or as ornament)
Christmas Gift list:
1) Wrist bags
2) Book thongs
3) Furry Flip Flops
4) Lip Balm holders
5) Maybe some bath puffs (if I have time)
Monday, June 13, 2005
Aren't they nice?
So, here's my progress of my fish blankie. I've knitted up about 14 fishes and sewn them together to see the effect...
I've got a couple more which I don't know how to store, so I string them all up with 2 knitting needles, just like kebab! haha...
Oh yes, and I've completed a small bag with my own design. It's my 1st proper crocheted project. A closeup would be something like this...
Friday, June 10, 2005
Rick wants a blankie. I like this fish blankie very much, which is also a very good stash busting project. I intend to give it to him this Christmas, I hope there's enough time to complete it! Everyday I reach home, I would knit up a fish or two while watching TV. I'm probably about 20 fishes done, but from what I counted from the photo, there needs at least a hundred fishes. Long way to go... Knitting the fish is fun, but thinking about sewing them all up sort of freaks me out. To make it better, I'll have to sew them in batches, instead of doing it altogether!
Thursday, June 09, 2005
I'm very into small projects. My interest just does not persist long enough till completion on big projects. Most of the time, I get bored in the middle or towards the end of the project, and I'll leave it there for sometime, and I'll distract my attention to small projects.
I'm in the stash busting mood right now as my stash kept accumulating and I can't knit fast enough! Here's the latest stash busting project, a catepillar. I've quite a few babies that I can give to, can't really decide who is the lucky one right now.
Here's a few more of my stash busting efforts:
A puppy hand puppet
An improvised duck hand puppet
Some strawberries, chilli, and tomatoes. I know they all look almost the same...
Fish from The World of Knitted Toys
A whale from Jean Greenhowe's collection
Here's what I call a snowbaby from Jean Greenhowe's book
Duckies from Jean Greenhowe's book