Friday, September 14, 2007

Summertime Tunic

So I've finished the Summertime tunic. Started on 31 Aug and finished on 8 Sept. That's my record knitting. I was pretty much not knitting anything else but that. Lucky I had a chance to knit during one long webex session for about half hour.

Anyway, here's the result

At the same time, I needed to the finished product of Di's wristwarmer. Finally managed to complete before her birthday in 6 June.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the recipient and her wristwarmer.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


So, the past 2 months... what progress did I make for knitting? That will be from early June

- Got 20sk of Berroco Pleasure (approx), few sk of Berrocco Chincilla, CottonTwist & something else.
- 3 ed. of Interweave Knits, 2 ed of Simply Knitting, 1 ed. Sandra
- 6-10 sk of Daiso yarns
- 4 pairs of Bamboo needle from Daiso
- 1 pair of gold-plated Addi - 3 mm I think.
- half-cone Zephyr
- Kid Mohair fr Sarah's yarn

Not bad eh? Some of the stash came on board with noble intention of being part of project, but then when I look at them or when I want to start project, I think, they are too precious to be set apart. Oh this, how to ever finish my stash?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Knitting update

After moving house... and finding my yarns (I thought I saw my needle too, somewhere among the boxes), here's an update:

Hubby's sweater: nothing much
Prayer shawl: nothing much, only few rows extra
Baby kimono wrap: nearly completed on the back but then had to frog because the yo placement were all wrong! the front was okay though - so it's probably back to 5% completed
Fingerless glove for Sha: completed. in White & pink. Contemplating if I should make another pair for Peg.
My Tempting top: nothing done. Will most likely frog it and turn it to something else.

I've asked to join in the Cable & Kimono Lace KAL.Wow! I can't wait to do this. Hopefully I can finish it soon. Thinking what yarn to use.. Lang's Silkdream is just too precious. Maybe I can buy Sublime?

The yarns I ordered from Sarah's Yarns came, and also the gold plated Addi...Wow! I am so thrilled.


Weather is really erratic. While last week was generally cooling with some rains, from Sunday onwards it was BLAZING HOT! It's like the Sun is barbecuing the earth.
Oblivious to the change of weather (we thought it was just another sunny day, as always) we did not take enough precaution.

I had headache from Sunday morning that lasted 2 days, and the heatiness gave me pimples and ulcers (ouch)- I had to skip Black Pepper crab last night - ow! The ulcers lasted me about 4 days including today. But yesterday was the worst and I went panicky. I drank lots of water, and Luo Han Guo + Coconut juice. That cooled me by a lot (but I had coffee too). Today I had lots of water too and I took Oldenlandia water + salt. I hope that by tomorrow the ulcer will be history.

WZ had fever after he was out in the sun. Suspected of heat stroke too. Mom & sister had headache too. It seems that this season's heat is rather extreme. And it also seems that we have to start drinking lots of water at any time.

But moral of the story: don't wait till you have ulcer to take action! And drink plenty of those cooling drinks. I still stand by Coconut juice & luohanguo.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I'm a Knitting Guru *gasp*

What do you know? I actually feel so humbled with the result

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Harry Bear - finished

This is Harry Bear that I knitted with Berroco's chincilla that I acquired from Heather. Thanks Heather for the yarn. It took only 1 skein to complete the project.
For the scarf, I used a cotton yarn I found from Spotlight. It came without the ribbon, so no info on the yarn.

My mom didn't believe I knitted this myself. Haha.. Anyway, it was a quick knit-maybe 1 weekend. The only problem I had was with sewing the eyes & nose. My sewing skill is probably below standard.. haha

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Harry Bear

After receiving my Berroco chincilla shipment, I immediately worked on Harry bear. The bear was quick to knit, only a weekend.
Below is Harry at 70% completion, around 3-5 hrs of knitting I guess. I am careless at the short row and with mini interruptions here & there, I had to redo it quite often

So far I've completed both pieces and have sewed up 90% -save the opening for stuffing. Oh, I stuff the bear as I sew so that he has nice definition.
The only problem now is that I don't know how to sew the eyes and nose. My attempt failed miserably and I'm just picking up courage when I can do it again.

Knitting the bear was such a joy, the yarn is so smooth. I think I used Knitpicks options. I washed it before stuffing though, not realizing that it is meant for handwash only.. the color bled big time.

Anyway, yes I need to take updated pic and need to quickly knit it. The people who have seen the bear are so in love with it....