Thursday, December 18, 2008

My So Called Scarf

Lil sis will be going to UK to study for a year. She will be going in February and once her study visa is approved then it's confirmed for sure. Though it's just going to be a year but I'm going to miss her! She'll be doing a year's study to obtain her degree in Hotel Management. Siiighh... I'd love to live outside of Malaysia..just to see what it's like..!

I think my knitted goodies are going with her...My Clapotis is going with her for sure since that had really kept her warm during her trip to London 2 months ago! Good thing I made it wide enough to cover her neck.

Yeah she's comfy alright! Clapotis put to good use!!

She requested for another scarf (since she took a wild guess that I am most certainly will not be able to finish a cardigan for her in time before she leaves...blehh...fiine).

I decided to knit My So Called Scarf and really, the pattern is a fun knit! Amazing how the 'psso' stitches gives a real nice pattern!

The yarn is a gift from a friend who went to India. It's acrylic but surprisingly very soft and 'silky' like. It came in a skein and as you can see in the picture I was to darn lazy to wind it into a ball (no I don't have a ball winder...sighhh).

Sis wants the scarf to be narrow so I casted on 40 sitches using a 4.5mm needles.

Blog updated two days in a row...This is record..!

Here's something cute that I found... Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baby fest

Lately it's all about knitting for babies. A newborn baby boy and a baby girl due in about two weeks. I love knitting kiddy stuff cos I don't have to worry much about the size. If it's too problem! The kiddo will grow into it!

I knitted the Daisy baby cardigan from for a certain Baby J. OK I didn't backstitch any daisies on the cardigan cos baby J is a boy. I wanted to backstitch the letter J on it..but...HOW on earth do you do a backstitch??!! Ideas are most welcomed thank you very much :)

I just love the way it turned out! For the first time a FO with perfect (ok, almost perfect) seaming! Ms Yarn Harlot has designed the garment very well, it's quite an easy and quick knit I must say. I am not a very fast knitter so it took me about 4 - 5 days to finish it.

But too bad that I couldn't get any cute buttons. I only managed to get plain ones which is a bit boring... Sigh I remember looking at really adorable buttons at Spotlight Singapore. Now I regretted for not getting a few of those.

Pattern: Daisy by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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Needles: 3.5mm Addi circulars
Yarn: OnLine 165 Sandy
Modifications: none

I'm gonna go visit baby J in a day or two. He was born just about a month ago. I think the cardi will be a bit big for him.

Next up is another Vine Lace Baby Hat that I knitted for my MBA classmate who is about to give birth within a week or two. The baby is going to be a girl and her name starts with K, so let's call her baby K shall we? I'm still deciding as to which booties to knit for her though.

I've knitted this hat before, like a year ago. My sis saw me knitting the hat and said 'if you knit it my size I'll wear it (with a big grin)'. Hmmm... I'll think about it!

Pattern: Vine Lace Baby Hat by Sandi Wiseheart
Needles: 3mm Brittany DPNs
Modifications: none

Updates on life in a later post. Cheerios!

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