Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Another quick FO

Wow this is like the quickest next FO so far! I'm surprised with myself too...

Here it is....an adult hat...also my first time knitting a hat!

Pattern: 2 x 2 rib hat from Knitting Wisdom
Yarn: Japanese Muffler Yarn, 2 balls @ 85m each
Needles: 4.5mm circulars and dpns
Rain's dad :D

I had knitted 9 inches of the ribbing before the decreae instead of 9.5 inches as required by the pattern. I still had a handfull of yarn left after I finished. I hope it will fit the recepient nicely =)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

back from a long absence

Thank you everyone for their kind words and advice. Things have improved slowly since. There are people around me who cheers me up and makes my day. For the past few weeks I did have a lot of fun going on road trips and lots and lots of bowling =)

See the fun I had with my buddy
Rain, her bro and her ----

A couple of weeks ago I had visited the Twin Towers and actually made it to the bridge connecting the two towers for the first time! *I'm afraid of heights by the way and the bridge is at the 40th floor I think*

We also went on a road trip to Cameron Highlands. Being a Malaysian I'm like a tourist too because I haven't been to these places before I took them tee hee! Cameron Highlands is one of two places that we can go here where the temperature is the coldest in the country (around 15-20 degrees Celcius!!).

Getting up there took about two hours of driving on straight highways and then 1 1/2 hours of windingggg roads! It was about 50km to drive from the bottom of the hill to the top.

Look at the vegetable farms that we saw!
There are more pictures over at Rain's blog so go and have a look there too!

I've been doing some knitting too....

Knitted a baby bonnet and the cutest baby booties ever!!! I finished the bonnet in one night and the booties in a few hours woohoo!! I helped Rain to knit these up for a family friend who has a 3 month old baby girl..I hope they will fit!! Actually, she knitted one side of the baby bootie!! I was so surprised that I could knit the other side to be of the same size. I've attempted to knit baby booties/socks quite a few times and they always always end up in different sizes. This pattern was soo easy to knit!

Feather and Fan Baby Bonnet
Yarn: Sirdar, Wash 'n Wear - Double Crepe, DK weight, 50g
Needles: Addi circulars 4.5mm

Yarn: Sirdar, Wash 'n Wear - Double Crepe, DK weight, 50g
Needles: 4.5mm straights

Okay I will update all of you regarding other knitting projects again soon! Happy knitting!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


This will be a pictureless post and a depressing one...I have no knitting pics to post as I haven't done any knitting lately. Well, I did try to knit the Diamond Fantasy Shawl using Knitpick's Alpaca cloud. Has anyone attempted knitting the shawl with this yarn? It is soooo thin that when I tried knitting it with 4.0mm circulars, too many 'holes' are seen and the pattern is not well defined. I had also reduced the needle size to 3.0mm and it came out to be really tiny. I've knitted the Flower Basket Shawl with Knitpick's Shadow and it turned out fine. I can that though both are two ply yarn but the alpaca yarn is like half the thickness of the shadow yarn. I guess I will try double knitting...

Anyways, lately I've been bugged by comments by someone who I least expected to do so. I was ridiculed for the person that I am, the people that I mix around with and the things that I do that paints my personality. What do you do when that certain someone, a loved one, that you think accepts the person that you are, in fact looks down upon you, unappreciates you and in actual fact 'doesn't give a dang about you'. And on top of it all, --- is not even sorry for saying that. How do I feel? Hurt? Well, I have no words to say. I need some respect here!

I've been hit with a fever 2 days ago. Aching body, aching joints, dizziness and all that jazz. Uni just started again too. Perfect! So are there anymore wonderfully bad things coming my way? Give me a warning sign cos I don't think I can take anymore of it...

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