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