Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fast and Furious~~

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Funny i don't knit as fast as this thing thinks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Clap along with me?

So I'm done with the increasing rows...

Done Increasing - Clapotis

I love how the yarn sort of has this sheen to it.

Clapotis Sheen

It's really smooth to knit with too, although I've heard of the yarn breaking (and when it precariously becomes very thin at some parts) I get a bit nervous. But the Tapestry's been behaving so far, and I've joined another ball! (Yayy!) A new skill learnt - that's join by felting... hehehe

Decided to work on to see what dropping the stitches look like. They look great!

First Drop!

And now i think it will go very slowly now... AS is back over the weekend and I'm not done with the second Thuja (it does go very quickly, since I take it out with me.) I can't wait (for the Thuja to be done and for AS to come back and for me to start the entrelac scarf with the Leadmine!)

a Knitting Survey (!?!)

A knitting survey, as seen on Pollyanna Rainbow Sunshine and the Needles of Doom.
Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn

Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn (kinda, the closest is Patons Soy Wool Blend)
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items

Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO

Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items

Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets

Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Feel Bambou~

Do you feel it?
the cool smooth touch of the Adriatic...
go on,

Phil'Bambou in Neon look

Phil'Bambou was here today! (or rather i went to meet them)

Phil'Bambou in Adriatic~~ Yum

I was quite surprised at how small the little balls of yarn were. A little smaller than expected. The color was a little more unique then I expected too. But I like this shade even more that what I saw on the Net. I may never knit with them unlike what I planned - simply because it's Phildar and it's call Adriatic.

Bambou Art

And as if you can't get enough, here's a lonely Phil'Bambou for you.

Lone Bambou

Together with Phil', Tapestries were acquired a couple of days back. Just didn't have the time to take pictures or put them up (read: mang, millie and mollie have been popular at my flickr)

There's Whirlpool for Clapotis

Whirlpool 1

Leadmine for the Entrelac Scarf


And Rainbow for my own random act of squirreling yarn. (One more ball isn't that much more expensive... is it?)


More of Tapestries

Rainbow beneath that Whirlpool on the LeadmineTapestries

Finally, I've got home made jam accompanying the Phil', as well as pretty pictures of my beloved Lyon. mmm mmm mmm....

Home made confiture~~ delicieux!

Happy Mum's day to all Mums I know... :)

Bonne Maman

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

all things random about k-ing

Firstly the second Thuja has been casted on. Finished an assignment (not really but it met part of the deadline before the edits - just waiting for partner's response now) so I thought I'd finish 'The Secret Life of a Knitter'.

I didn't but actually casted on Thuja 2 instead. Which is a good thing. I woke up this morning and made like 1/6 of a random scarf. It doesn't have to be finished, and could be frogged anytime. I just had a sudden urge to see what happens to that yarn when it becomes a scarf. So far it's not in my wip bag, but in the stash. I don't know what's going to happen to it - I'm not calling it a wip.

for the last 2 days i somehow couldn't find the printed copy of the Kimono and the last time where I did about 2 rows... (how pathetic - see here) I did it from reading the pattern from the computer. I think if I don't have the M&Ms and the hamhams, I would start talking to the computer. If no one already knows, I'm one who is not comfortable when there's no Internet, or the computer is not switched on, or if there's no gadget of anykind. I just feel a bit out of place. And now I've found another reason to switch this thing on - read my pattern from it! Yayyy~~~ \^.^/~

I'm up to row 8 now and counting.

Lois has informed of the WWKIP post. It sounds great! Maybe i should be sporting that punk rock look again. ... rofl rofl

i swear i wanted to say something else but i can't remember. oh well.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


I was supposed to put this up yesterday but I was just too tired. Too much going on at home...


AS left yesterday morning and on Sunday we were sleepy, packing, ironing, and all sorts of last minute stuff. I started back on Thuja only in the late evening, and thought I needed to finish it before AS leaves in the morning. So I went round after round after round, and for awhile I wondered why either the end never arrived, or his feet were getting bigger...

I must have been quite delirious.

Anyways the single Thuja was completed. Here it is.

ONE Thuja

Not a good photo - I guess I was sleepy.


And the whole of yesterday I did a couple of rows on the Kimono again. I won't have much time to work on it and I think I'll finish the Thuja first. I actually ripped it all out twice. So... it's only up to this length at the moment.

Proper Beginnings I

And another look.

Proper Beginnings II

The Sweater

Lastly I worked a few rows on The Sweater today while watching snippets of PBS's "Rumfeld's War"

I work and knit and purl and work... row after row after row...

Have you ever wondered why some things just refuse to grow? no matter how many minutes pass, how many stitches done, how many rows completed, why is this still so far from the required 59cm?!

41 4-ever

Sigh... And I'm already planning to do the sleeves together to lighten the load.

What's up next

Some considerations were in mind to start the Clapotis after my Thujas are done. But mlc found a smaller scarf version of the Eleanor - and I'll probably be working with her and c together. Well, will see what colorways are available at the LYS and hope there's something I like!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Addi Lace Arrived!

Sure enough they took only a week.

This appeared in my mailbox yesterday.

What's in there?

And of course being expectant - they were the addi lace needles!

Addi lace turbos!

The service is great!

(and i've casted on the kimono again! yayy)

Thursday, May 03, 2007


I'm often reluctant to knit up my favorites, because when I'm done knitting with them, I won't have the yarn anymore. Sure, I'll have a sweater, but it's not the same. The yarn will be gone forever.

-At Knit's End, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Sure... I feel like that ALL the time.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

random nerd test

There was actually one question about knitting/crocheting

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Gamer/Computer Nerd

You enjoy the visual stimulants of a video game, chatting on AIM, or reading online comics. Most of these types of nerds are considered dirty who lack hygeine, of course they always end up being the ones who make a crapload of money. And don't worry, that's just a stereotype; I'm not calling you dirty. ^_~

Anime Nerd
Literature Nerd
Drama Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Social Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
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