11 December, 2006

Drop-Stitch Twist Shawl

HOT from the oven!
Finally i got this shawl done! my first FO for shawl.. the shawl turned up quite big, think because of the drop stitch i suppose! This is my Christmas present to my god sis, i hope she will like it, will definitely knit another one for myself soon.
Meanwhile, back to my another Christmas project, sock.. hopefully can make it on time.

Patt : Knit Pick Drop Stitch Twist Shawl
Needle : Clover size 10
Yarn : 4 x 50g Peony (100 % Acrylic)

Modelling by my future mil :)

01 December, 2006

Progress Update

Been very busy..busy for nothing!
i have not been knitting much, very slow progress and yet i need to knit so many projects as Christmas gifts!

I really need another pair of hands!

A pair of sock for my fiance, my very first try on sock. Slow slow slow...

Drop Stitch Twist Shawl turn up very narrow, but i like the soft touch of the arcylic yarn, did i just mentioned soft touch? arcylic? yes! Peony is the brand, from Japan :)

Booties Vs Mittens

DID the booties 2 mths ago and finally, i manage to quickly complete the mittens in time to give the new-born baby boy by the mid Nov 06.

Just a simple one.

Yarn : Cotton yarn(will update the brand soon)
Needle size : 3.5mm
Patt : Taiwanese Knitting Book

20 November, 2006

Happy Monday!!


Today my fiance gave me a lift home because it was raining, so i reached home a bit later than usual. When i got into our room my fiance told me there is a parcel for me on the chair, i was not too sure what it was and from who but when i took a closer look..OMG!!! i received my second parcel from my SP!

When i opened up the parcel, i saw many small-nicely wrapped gifts with yellow and green ribbons! The ones with green ribbons can be opened and the ones with yellow ribbons are to be opened in Jan'07!

I really cant wait to open up the gifts but i know i have to snap some precious pics..and guess what??? this is what my SP sent me:

-3 hanks of KnitPick Bare Yarn
-a lovely "custom made" dishcloth especially knitted for me
-an almond soap
-5 packets of Kool Aid + instruction(how thoughtful of u)
-a lovely card

My dear SP, do u know those KnitPick Bare Yarn and Kool Aid are what i am dying for???

The dishcloth is just too sweet to be used as dishcloth! i love it!

Thank you my dear SP! *hug* :)

p/s : i will keep my promise to keep those in gold ribbons till Jan'07, no cheating :)

Greetings from Philadephia

last week i received a post card from my dear SP. The post card arrived on time to cheer me up during my busy week.
thank you SP :)

17 November, 2006

A Week of Many Travels -part 2

13/11/06 Singapore -->KL (350km) -->Singapore
On Wednesday, my bf and i needed to make a trip up to KL so we both took a day off..the jouney took us abt 4 hours on the road. We know that the traffic in KL is quite busy during the weekdays, so we were quite worried and wondered if we could find the location.
I am so glad Annie, who is like my sis to me gave me a big hand, she and her HB, Terry brought us to the location and after that we met up with another friend, Sally who is also a knitter for a coffee. Although it was a short coffee session, we had a nice time. The girls talked abt the knitting things and the guys were busy talking abt their sport related topic! I managed to snap a few pics and here they are :)

Annie and I

Sally with Annie's project

A Week of Many Travels - part 1

10/11/06 - 12/11/06
Singapore -->Taiping, Perak Malaysia (650km) -->Genting Highland (350km) --> Singapore (350km)

Last week was an exciting week for me. My bf and his family, and me of cos, travelled 650km north up to Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia, to pay my family a visit...exciting because i get to catch up with my family too, the feeling was great!
although we only stayed one night in Taiping, but we had a great time.
Here are some photos to share during the trip.

sight seeing at Taiping Lake Garden

My mom's beautiful plan

Yummy Tim Sum prepared to welcome my future in laws :)

First World Indoor Theme Park

09 November, 2006

winter creations

i finally managed to complete the scarf and hat over the past weekend and here are some pics to show :)

Finished Size
9" x 63"
3x50g (4 ply) China Wool in Shocking Pink + JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk Yarn in Lady Slipper

guess who is my hat model? tada~!! Ee-Aw from Winnie the Pooh family.

CORONET from knitty

Finished Measurement
Circumference : 21"
1 x 50g Panda 8 ply pure wool and 2 x 50g(4ply) wool from China

30 October, 2006

my first dye experience

Been focusing on the scarf over the weekend, a bit slow, 45" for now and another 10" to go.
Feeling a bit bored in the afternoon so i wondered :"hey! let's try out the dyeing!!!", so i took out one ball of wool and tried my luck. Not too bad, i will definately top up the food colouring coming weekend! he he
Here are the pictures taken.

yarn soak in water with vinigar

this is the food colouring that i found in kitchen

dyeing in process

tada~!!!after rinsing, this is the result, not too bad huh?

29 October, 2006

Pleasant Surprise!

went out shopping last saturday, when i came back home and entered my bedroom, i saw a parcel on my bed!!! the first thing that came across my mind was :"OMG!!! dont tell me it is from my SP???" and i saw on the top left corner "SP9"!!! i was so happy!
Thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you for making my dream come true to have this book!
Thank you my dear SP *hug*

17 October, 2006

Red Carpet Gown

Found this beatiful knitted gown from GREETING from KNIT CAFE by Suzan Mischer, its knit in the most sumptuous silk yarn and has a lace border with a scalloped hem that swings as you walk. Shall i knit this as tea dress for my wedding next year?*take a deep breath*

16 October, 2006

Contest Time~!!

From my SP9 Host, Shelby and here are my answers :)

Actor -Keanu Reeves.
Actress -Hong Kong Actress Maggie Cheong.
Animal - dog.
Band -none.
Book - for the time being i would say anything related to knitting! hee hee.
Bubble Bath - mango scent from the body shop.
Candy - hmm..i dont have a sweet tongue, if i have to put up an answer for this, then i would say Royce(dark chocolate).
Color - current mood is lilac.
Drink- double espresso.
Flower - rose in apple green.
Food - home cook food to japanese food to prata(malay pan cake, normally go with fish curry) yummy yummy.
Lip Balm - from the body shop.
Lotion -vitamin E from the body shop.
Movie - adventure.
Place - home sweet home.
Song - FREE from Sarah Brightman.
TV Show - cooking programme.
Yarn - hand-painted yarns because u would never ever get to do exactly the same one again, natural yarns, as long my nose can take it, because i have very bad sinus.
Vacation Spot - everywhere as long as with my loved ones.

Progress Report

Over the weekend, i started a new project to knit a scarf for my buddy, she is going to Korea for a holiday. Here are the progress reports for the hard work done over the weekend . 14" now, another 51" to go...and i have to get it done by the 24th Nov!!! Meanwhile i have to put the shawl aside to stay focus on this scarf.

Midwest Moonlight Scaft

Hanging Garden
~full of flair

11 October, 2006

Mid Autumn Festival

last friday, we celebrated Mid Autumn Festival at home, suddenly i feel so home sick. looking forward to nov, i just cant wait!


we started our celebration at about 2100hrs, although a bit late but we had fun :), lighting up lanterns and hanging them around the garden also playing with sparklers. We ended our session at about 2300hrs with some tea. A memorable one.

03 October, 2006

TO my secret pal

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
-i am a cotton fan, i find japanese yarns are nice to knit, silky yarns are precious to me, seldom knit with arcylic and pure wool is a no no, because i have sinus.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
-i store my circular needles and hooks in a DMC thread holder.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
- i picked up knitting from my mom 19 years ago, i consider myself an intermediate knitter. The knitting journey is still long for me.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
-not for now.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
-hm...not really.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?Do you spin?
-beads design, cross stitch, crochet, clay, anything u can name under the category "craft". i have not tried spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
-depends on my mood, but most of the time i prefer something soothing to my ears like bossanova. Sarah Brightman is my favourite singer.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
-any colour under the sun except luminous.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
-big family, yes we have a dog but he is always outside the house.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
-nope, weather here is very hot, not suitable.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
i always like to try new things and designs but i seldom knit sweaters, perhaps it is due to the climate here.

13. What are you knitting right now?
-2 shawls and a cardigan.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
- of course, they are lovely, because it is from the heart.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
-aluminum circular needles.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
- a tank top, suppose to give to my god sis but i realised that the CO was too tight, that was 2 years ago.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
any day as long i can spend it with my family and loved ones.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
yarns, or i should say money? because only when i have money then i can buy more yarns, hehe.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
- i am longing for a Decorative Knitting book from Kate Haxell and Luise Roberts, this book guide u how a straightforward pattern can be richly embellished using easy-to-work techniques to produce a wonderfully decorative result..
.so far i only have IK subscription.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
-three-dimensional yarn effects, etc...too many to name.

22. Are you a sock knitter?
just bought 3 balls of sock yarns, going to start soon. Wish me good luck.

What are your foot measurements?
-size 6

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
-august 18

21 September, 2006

Progress Update

Spring Fling

i have done the back piece, working on 2nd piece of front now, 2 more sleeve to go.

almost there...
i manage to increase on chart two, working on lily of the valley border 1 now.

28 August, 2006

Crystal Angle

my latest crystal "product", has been given so i can post officially now.

24 August, 2006

Precious Moments

Precious Moment #2
my cactus first bloom after 3 years, and it has grown double in size.
make a guess how many "new born"?..total 12 of them.
too bad i did not manage to photograph the flowers during the day, they actually look like daisy...

Precious moments #1
i celebrated my 31st BD last week, a memorable one.

i got 2 BD cakes for this year, red packets, lovely and colourful pressie from loved ones...i was so touched and happy to received a present from someone overseas for my BD and it arrived on the actual day, what a pleasant surprise! i am contented to have so many loved ones around, what else can i ask for?
thank you and i wish everyone health and happiness.

here are some photos to share with ...

lovely pressie~

cute orange handbag, i love it!

new collection of my knitting/ crochet book~

16 August, 2006

Another Sunny Day

the weather is so hot, feeling lazy...
no progress for the STS, have not been touching yesterday.

meanwhile have to stay focus on my WIPs before moving on to this 2 projects.

14 August, 2006

My first blog in life

never thought of starting of a blog, hopefully i am patient enough to continue for long.

my latest magizine arrived last week. Simply Her and IK fall2006. Started the STS KAL and here is the update...