Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Stand up for Summer of Socks!

Stand up for Summer of Socks!
Originally uploaded by st.jehanne.
My socks can stand on their own!

Hahaha... On the left is Breeze from Knitty, Summer 2007 and on the right is Seduction from IK, Spring 2007.

Both are worked with KnitPicks Palette (Breeze in Hyacinth and Seduction in Sunlight) because I found these yarn in the stash just before the start of SOS.

This is what it usually looks like when I'm working with yarn. I really find reading from the computer screen much easier than from a printed pattern. (Yesterday, because I was feeling a little sleepy from the medication, I was too lazy to be working online so i took the printed copy of breeze and had it stand at the screen. - sigh~~ such a geek!)

I'm going to try and finish the first Breeze today... :) wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I've been quiet

and even though i'm supposed to say something about socks for the Summer of Socks, I've been so quiet...

because i've been tried and puzzled by this pain on the left right side of my gum/cheek. I've casted on Breeze and it went well until a number of terrible mistakes cos of this yet-to-be-named pain. So I had to start all over again.

but anyways, I've gone to the dentist today (because I thought it was another wisdom tooth) and as assured that I have no wisdom teeth on the top palate. So. It should be a mild sinus infection. (mild by now)

Why didn't I think of that?

But anyways, my No Sheep Swap Pal sent me these!

No Sheep Swap Package 1a

I also got my koigu yarn over the weekend :)

Koigu KPM - 807

More on Socks next time I promise! :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


It's done it's done~~~

I was sewing in the ends in the car yesterday and by the time we reached the restaurant, the Clapotis is finally (and officialy) done.

Clapotis mosaic

It was earlier modelled by Mollie who somehow loves knitting. (too bad she doesn't have a thumb)

Mollie Models Clapotis

The Clapotis' first night out was at the Scarlet's Desire, and I was sipping a Martini with it. So. I think it's going to go out with me quite often.

Dropped close

The size? there you go...


Clapotis was casted on in May and completed in June 2007.
5 balls of Rowan Tapestry in Whirlpool used on 4.5mm Clovers.


Clapotis as Scarf

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

To celebrate...

the last stitch knitted (actually purled) on the Clapotis!!!!

More pictures to follow because the ends are not woven in yet, and there are still drop stitches to free.

Meanwhile, I need to prep for a tutorial class tomorrow (the first real class of this career!)

Today is also June 19, so 2 years ago, this was what happened...

Monday, June 11, 2007


it went ribbit ribbit in my hands...

So in my hands was my neverending project... This is one of my firsts, in fact the very reason why I learnt knitting (besides cross-stitching not being challenging enough) But it is just cursed not to move along too quickly. At 138 rows, it's still at least 15 cm away from the end (and I still have the front to go!)

138 rows and not moving

I was already thinking of knitting it in the round after my socks and razor tank. but i never thought it was a good enough reason.

Then, with the very probable tension change (it's my earlier projects right? so it was so tight the stitches could hardly move on the needle) and a new way to do the edging without ribbing or risking the curls, I decided.

Frog it, it is.

Here it stands


and there.
Pull out the needle and tug the string...

Froggin' good time
It's sitting very still in my bag. The ripping sort of felt like freedom, as it went rrrrrrrrrrrrr....

And then here it is sitting on my lap, being wound.


The two balls ended up as two cakes. I casted on again for the new edging and IN THE ROUND this time. Am now up to the seventh row without actually sitting down doing it (i.e. i was in the car, on the internet, doing something etc)

AS was like this :(
but after I explained to him why I had to do it
he was like :)

Meanwhile, I've also casted on for Seduction Socks with some KP yarn I've found. Am using the Boye needles from SP10 and a small preview here. I love the color of the needles!

Seduction Wip

Sunday, June 10, 2007

WWWKIP day~!

Yesterday was WWWKIP day, and our plan was to take the MRT (the local subway/metro) and knit in public. Did we invite weird stares? I'm not so sure, cos I wasn't really paying attention. But I should think we did :P After all, seeing one person knit on the train is already odd. seeing more than one and all together, is indeed something new!

So here are all the knitters (sans moi because I didn't take a picture of myself)

WWWKIP day I - Concentration WWWKIP day II
Karyn, Cindy, MLC and Lois

And then here we are at the end-point, Dhoby Ghaut.


We then had lunch and proceeded for more knitting at a cafe, as we always use to. I certainly thought this was a great exercise and I hope if we have another one next year, there would be more of us. ;) Thanks to Lois too, that we're listed on the WWWKIP site this time. yeay!

I've got loads of new yarns as well... My Bendigo and Anne arrived!


More Anne Looks

On another note... something's up for frogging...
yes the neverending sweater...


To be continued...

Saturday, June 09, 2007

It's good to be spoiled

SP10's package arrived yesterday~ (actually the day before but it was a bulky item, so I had to go down and get it.)

I had so much to do running errands, seeing friends off (some are leaving) and catching up with what I'm really supposed to be doing that I didn't have time to bask in all the pressies until today.

And truly they were wonderful. See? :D

SP10 Spoils!!!

There was yarn from Cherry Tree Hill, Lily's Sugar 'n Cream, DPNs from Susan Bates and Boye, a Hairband, some candy, a card making kit and SEEDS!!! Daisy and tomato seeds! So fun!! :D

Here's a look again at my CTH

CTH - Purples and Blues!

and my Sugar 'n Cream.

Sugar 'n Creams~

Thanks Camille!!!!! You've been a great SP!

Thursday, June 07, 2007


yes yes I completed my Thujas lalala

and i'm now typing very fast and hiding the screen from AS because he suddenly came back in the middle of the night last night and is wondering why I'm so busy so early in the morning

So here they are when I finished them last night...


at 2121hrs too!


I used the kitchener stitch as described on the the techknitting blog. It was really easy!

Kitchener Stitch-ed

Here they are modelled (it looks like it doesn't fit because... it's not for me!)

Modelled Thujas
Thuja from Knitty
Designed by: Bobby Ziegler
Yarn: 2 skeins Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK

And the side view (ack fat fat fat! bad angle~~~~)

Modelled Thujas II

On another note my kimono's up to the second repeat~!!

Kimono in Progress ISee the Lifeline?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


*does a victory dance*

Thujas finished!!! (before father's day too wahaha)

Thanks to the Techknitter, I learnt how to do the kitchener stitch easily here.

I'm going to post the pictures tomorrow.



Ok Lois tagged me...

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a post with the same.
3. At the end of the post tag 7 people.

1. I don’t like being both wet and dry at the same time, like walking barefooted on wet tiles or sitting dripping wet in the sun. That’s probably the reason why I don’t like going to swimming pools. It’s the greasy feeling actually, which means beaches are quite ok.J I also don’t like to step on lines (like in between tiles) and often try not to.

2. I have about a thousand or more (I stopped counting) pieces of DVDs and CDs (including boxsets) – They all have to be arranged by genre and in alphabetical order (by Artistes or Title for music or movies respectively.) The same goes for my books but they have been a bit messy after I moved. And yes, if you were wondering, my needles are all arranged by type and ascending sizes.

3. I love horror movies and thrill rides – so sometimes I scare AS (weird kid I am…). I even went around pretending to be Sadako for awhile. I also like war movies but despite all the blood and gore, I don’t like seeing animals die.

4. I don’t like chocolate. But I make exceptions for European dark chocolate. And Milo. And sometimes Fran.

5. I love most machines, ranging from cars to tanks to computers. Some classmates started to call me Techno TaiTai or the class InfoGeek recently. I’m not quite geeky enough really but I would love to do 13375p34k or become a Trekkie.

6. I played the piano since I was 4, the Flute since I was 13 and the Piccolo around 15. I haven’t touched anyone of them since I moved (which is about 2 years ago). I have all the instruments I play (well technically, since my piano is at my mum's place)

7. I don’t like red or pink but I make limited exceptions for the following: Burgundy, Maroon, Fuschia, Dusty Rose.

I Tag:





Saturday, June 02, 2007


I've been quiet lately because of the exams but then I've been back for a day (or two - i lose count) and here I am with more stuff to update.

The Thuja is still at the leg, but I'm going to be working on the heel soon in 8 rows, which is very soon (probably at the next sitting). The Kimono's up again and i've done the first repeat! - Hooray!!! And the Clapotis is up to the 6th drop stitch so 14 more to go~~ whee....

Meanwhile I met Lois, Cindy and ssedroyesterday for awhile so that we see her before she goes back to twin cities for the summer hols. Cindy passed me all the addis from HK (whoo hoo). I decided that I'd need a box to organize my needles. So here they are in an organized mess.

Nadeln... x infinity

If you notice the Crystal Palace DPNs are also there :D - which leads me to...

The CTH Green Mountain Madness!

Cherry Tree Hill!

It's driving me Mad because I'm so madly in love with it now even though it's not purple or blue or gray

Green is now my fourth favorite color.