Saturday, November 1

No FOs to show

Gosh.... It was August since I last updated my blog!! hehe sorry, no FOs to show for the time being..... Thanks for some of you who are so sweet & concern and wrote to me, wondering what had happen to me, please visit my garden and find out!! Happy knitting and God bless!!

Saturday, August 2

Nob Hill Shrug

Just a quick update with some pictures taken this morning.

Yarns used: Habu Cork Chenille yarn + Japanese Silk yarn.
Needle used: KP options Interchangeable circular needle, 4.5mm

Sunday, July 20

Chinese Style Pullover

I used 1 strand each of Habu Paper A-60 and Habu Tsumugi Silk A-1 2/17 instead of 2 strand of Habu paper A-60 with 5mm circular needles. Very light and comfortable to wear!!
Closer view on the stitches.

It's 113gm with the 6 buttons

Balance of the yarns: 150gm Habu Tsumugi Silk and 40gm Habu paper.

Thursday, July 17

Holidays in Japan

Had a wonderful time spent in Japan!! It was birthday gift from hubby, flew in business class, received 1st class services and able to board in with me a 5mm addi circular needle!!! Thus, CO the Chinese Style Pullover on board.

We visited Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in about 2 weeks. Visited nice places, great sights seeing, met up with a friend whom we didnt meet for about 16 years! Excellence Japanese food, and fantastic shopping!! Especially shopping for yarns!!

These are the goodies I got back from my holidays, but not all are for me!!

The paper bag from Avril Kyoto

They sell this in a kit which including pattern & yarns, but since we have this book, I bought the 3 different yarns as required from the pattern book. i.e Cork Chenille, Mohair Loop and Tsumugi Silk. This was a special request from someone and I've been hunting this kit from Avril Kyoto, Tokyo and finally got the stock in Osaka!! I was so glad that finally i got it for her! hehe cheese cake and cappuccino when we meet ya!!
Kusha Kusha kit

More kusha kusha...
Cotton Gima - blue and light blue

Cotton Gima - green and light green
Silk and wool stainless steel

Pullover kit using Habu Paper A-60

Cardigan kit AR030 using Habu Picot

Habu Tsumugi Silk in 3 colours

Habu Cork Chenille yarn

Habu 100% silk

a Royal swift

Finally, here are some Noro and other Japanese yarns from Japan LYS. Hubby was helping me to vacuum pack the yarns so that can fit into my luggage!!
Before ......
While vacuuming.....

After vacuum packed!!

Sunday, June 29

Kusha Kusha Scarf

Just a quick update: Felted this scarf very lightly last night and love it very much

This is a very simple scarf. It is the stainless steel yarn that gives it a special effect!!! It begins with using 1 strand fine merino wool with 1 strand stainless steel yarn and the latter part using two strands stainless steel yarn. The scarf is very soft & light and nice to wear. Will be getting more of the Habu stainless steel yarns or kits when I'm in Japan!!
Yarns used: Habu Fine Merino Wool A-33 2/48 brown
and Habu Wool Stainless Steel A-148 1/17.6 dark purple

Needle used: 5.0mm, 4mm & 3.5mm

Wednesday, June 25

Princess Capelet

Inspired by Loopy beautiful capelet but didnt have suitable yarn to start untill a “Great buddy” of mine, sent me these beautiful Rowan Cotton Tape yarns. The brooch is a b/d present from my god sister!! A Special thanks to both of you!

Pattern: Princess Capelet by Wenlan Chia

Yarns: 7 balls Rowan Cotton Tape

Needle used: 6mm

As you can see that my capelet colour is almost the same as this one?? haha oh yes, we started almost the same time without knowing each other’s colour for this capelet!!

The construction of this capelet is very interesting. Truly a great pattern, with vy little seamming and easy to follow instructions. I love it very much, the yarns & the brooch too!!

Monday, June 9

Tube Top from Phildar Magazine

This is a very simple project. I knitted the front and back body as according to the pattern given in Phildar Magazine.
Modification made: Instead of making the neck tie from 4 strands of yarn, I modified it as according to the pattern shown in 2007 summer Knit.1 magazine.
Yarns used: 4 balls blue colour Katia Gatsby
and 2 balls white Dalmatia cotton & rayon mixed.
I worked on 1 strand each, using 3mm needle for the neck line and ribbing band and 3.75mm for the body front and back.
This is the front view,

and the back,

Closer view on the front.

Sunday, June 8

Flower Basket Lace Shawl

This Flower Basket Lace Shawl was knitted for a good friend of mine as a birthday present. I am so happy that I was able to finished in time to give away on her birthday, 28th May 2008.

Yarns used: 4 balls Katia Mississippi 3
Needle used: 4mm

Lace Cardigan

Remember my "oversized top"?
It was left in a corner of my cupboard for about 2 months and finally
I decided to do some adjustment and modification and it fits me very well now!
Information of this pattern: combination of The Lace Cardigan from Drop Design and Juliet.

Baby Blanket

Completed !!
Washed and passed over to Sally on Friday late afternoon. Due to family commitment, I will not be able to make it for the meet up & seaming party on 14/6. Sorry ladies, trust you ladies will have a wonderful time! The yarns I have were just enough for the 9 squares.
Yarns used: Baby Soft Double Knitting
8 balls blue and 2 balls white

Wednesday, May 21

Phildar Short Cardigan

The charts are given in details, it’s straight forward and easy to follow. I knitted “S” size and follow the charts of the 4th size because of the yarns I used are thiner then the pattern asked for. The lenght of the body and sleeves are adjusted according to my size. Knitting a black project may be very tiring to my eyes!! But I am glad that i finally finished it and most importantly i love it!!

Yarns used: 6.5 balls Four Seasons Gründl Miami
Colour: Black

Wearing it with a pin

Wearing it w/o a pin

Shaped Lace Tee

This Shaped Lace Tee was left aside for almost a month because of short of yarns!! After many attempt and still can’t find the same yarns in our LYS, then I decided to modified it and made it with I-cord straps.

Pattern: Shaped Lace Tee by Joan McGowan-Michael published in Knitting Lingerie Style
Yarns: 4 balls Garnstudio Cotton Viscose
Colour: Black

Close view of the lace.

Thursday, May 15

Blanket Squares

As suggested by Mona, let May craft be Charity Month!! Isnt it meaningful? Yes, indeed it is and tell you something, by participating, I've learn new things!

Just to show you some of the 12" squares I've done!!

The yarns: 100% Acrylic "Bundle of Joy" Baby soft double knitting.
Pattern: Water Lily and Daisy

Pattern: Peach Rose
These are all that I've done so far!! I think i have enough of flowers, will crochet some granny squares to match.