Wonderful knitting book with beautiful Japanese designs, most of the patterns are using Habu Textiles yarn. This is one of my Christmas gifts from a dear friend. Love it so much! Thank you, thank you dear buddy for being so thoughtful! hehe i think you knew I have lots of Habu yarns!
When received this book, the first pattern attracted me was the pattern on the cover, but because I do not have the suitable yarn for that pattern, I have to go for this one.....
Pattern: Long Night
Yarn used: HabuTsumugi Silk + Habu Linen Paper
Knitting Needle: 5.0mm
The FO is so so light and comfortable!! But I still have not found a suitable button!!
Thus, for time being, I'm using a shawl pin...
This is the back.
The construction of the pattern is just amazing!!
Stitches used are garter stitch, stockinette stitch, 1x1 rib stitch, increase & decrease. Charts of different sizes are also provided besides the written instructions.
It's knitted in 3 separated pieces then seam together and you get this FO!!
Now as I look out from the window of my office i see this ... Previously we had a small pergola for all my orchids collection at this side of our house. But it had turn into a terrible pathetic scene due to lack of time taking care of the plants.
I've been procrastinating to re-do the landscaping, giving myself lots and lots of excuses.... but finally have no choice when the pergola almost collapse after heavy rain two weeks ago.
Thus, decided to plant something easy to maintain and targeted to get it done before hubby return from his business trip to-night!! Finally got it done yesterday and it's still not perfect now, as I'm still looking for some flowers to add into the green. The only flower can survive with this terrible hot weather here is the beautiful Spider Lily which is my favorite.
On the other hand, guess what is this?
It's High Line Shawl !! Knitted with the beautiful Malabrigo Chunky yarn! Used up 4 skeins of Tuareg with 9mm needle. The yarn is very soft and nice to knit with.
I knitted 5 repeats instead of 4 according to the instruction.
Wear it as stole/wrap
as a scarf.
Will come back with more update on other completed FOs soon!!