Friday, February 29, 2008



I so wanted to make a ring all of a sudden and browsed through all the ring patterns I had for inspiration. It was so late yesterday and to be honest I was quite sleepy. So I decided what could use less brain power than those buncha-beads rings I see so often?


Ok I realize it was quite tedious but I did enjoy seeing how the ring grew. Storm is done with Light Gray and Black pearl beads, and Smoky Quartz.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thank You Yvette!

Yvette nominated me for a Make My Day Award! Thank you, Yvette! I'm so honored!

The rule is as stated: Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.

I had a long thought about this one since I really wanted to pass it on to people who have not seen this award before. If you look at Yvette's blog, this doesn't seem to have travelled much internationally. Some of my nominees are quite new to our circle too. Anyways without much further ado, here are the blogs that Make My Day!











Monday, February 18, 2008

My So-Called Scarf

My So-Called Scarf

My So-Called Scarf done with Hamanaka's Granbia in 6.5mm Addi Turbos.

That's a bit of left over yarn to show the color variations.

I really love the yarn and have already bought more 'just in case' I find time to make a present for a friend! More pictures here.

Thursday, February 14, 2008



I finished my vday project in time.

Here it is sans blocking.

Antrelac Part II

Oh and because the yarn is so colorful, there are some parts which were totally not repeated and I am absolutely in love with this little mint triangle. The color only appeared once in all three balls and that makes it all the more special! Note: It doesn't look very minty here but it really is in person.

Antrelac Part II

Here's the first part of the pair, just in case you've forgotten. It's also pictured (although not very well) here.


And here they are together


The reason why I'm calling them Antrelac is really because of our names. (how cheesy actually but well) I chose to do scarves this time for two reasons. One is of course I wanted to learn entrelac. And the other is I felt that I didn't actually make a proper scarf for AS. I mean yea, I did the dark blue one in Zhivago long ago but it felt more like a 'I should make a scarf' rather than something I really put my heart into, with the intention of gifting it. I guess.


Antrelac II
Antrelac Part I

Antrelac (pattern: Entrelac Scarf from Allison Knits)
Done with Rowan's Tapestry, Antrelac I in Leadmine and Antrelac II in Rainbow, with Clover 4.5mm circulars.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

To the Guy who Exclaimed

Dear Mr. Man,

I am writing to inform you that it was not quite appropriate for you to yell about our knitting in a public place yesterday. And negatively too. Although we were not exactly upset, we were quite perturbed with your behavior. Please also note that your partner was quite embarrassed. Did you notice her sheepish smile? Did you also realize that she scurried away to place her orders because you exclaimed 'Crazy Asians! Knitting in this weather!' thus loudly?

I must apologize that I was confusing you by knitting a scarf. Perhaps I should have been knitting a breezy-looking tank. However, please realize that there are different kinds of materials yarn can be made of. Cotton, bamboo, nylon, silk and tencel are some of them. Not every ball of yarn on earth is made of wool, you know. Also, being Asian and sitting in an Asian coffeejoint doesn't mean that I'll be in the same hot and humid country 365 (+1 every four years) for the rest of my life. For your information, just like you, Asians like myself can travel too.

The data in DSW-Datareport 2006 show that out of the 15 most populous countries, 8 of them are Asian. Furthermore, Asia accounts for over 60% of the world's population. For more interesting information, please refer to the data here. The world today is very much globalized, and races do not label much anymore. If I may reiterate, people, just like yourself, travel.

In retrospect, I must admit that I have no idea where you have travelled from, and perhaps the heat must have spoilt your mood for the day. Do be informed, however, that you must have fellow countrymen/women who knit, and must be appalled if they heard of your biased comment. I urge you to think before you exclaim about crafters in future, for we knitters unite with our needles whether they are straights or circs or dpns, bamboo or metal or plastic, regardless of race, language or religion.

Yours Sincerely,
The 'Crazy' Asian Knitter

Friday, February 01, 2008

Beading around

Actually I'm very proud of my. first. tatted. earrings.


Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy

And aside from this there are two other pairs of earrings



娃娃 or 'Doll' is made with Russian Jade bead and silk tassels. This is just in time for the lunar new year heh!

Lilac Hints

Lilac Hints

I just wanted to try out the colored wires and play with an alternative form of wiring. So I came up with Lilac Hints.

And of course I have some bookmarks done. The other day while doing research, I realized I needed a few bookmarks.

Actually, a few of them.

AS also wanted one so, if I could find appropriate beads, I could make him some book thongs.

Lagoon, Tribal, Tabbed
From top: Lagoon, Tribal and Tabbed.
All beads are glass beads. Lagoon is a metal squiggly bookmark; Tribal is leather-corded and Tabbed's a book thong made from double-satin ribbon.

And on the knitting front, I think I'm a bit paranoid. I have a bad feeling that I won't be able to finish my second Antrelac in time. Keeping fingers crossed but with the hike in research work these days, it's getting difficult.