Tuesday, April 29, 2008


no no i'm not gambling with money. But I'm taking chances.

So you see I finished Broadripple and currently have zero socks at hand. That WON'T do. How can I have no socks at hand!?

So then I want to try a few things. First I thought I want to try a Cookie A pattern, and then I also thought I wanted to use my Louet Gems. But there's a problem. The first pattern I queued from Cookie A is Gothic Spire (surprise surprise). I think the yarn and the pattern match, but I still think my Gothic Spire is a dark rich purple (or burgundy maybe), not French Blue.

On the other hand, I thought Scrolls in my queue would look great in French Blue. So... here's what I did.

Noro Kureyon Sock on Trystero so that I can try a Cookie A pattern.


And French Blue Louet Gems on Scrolls. Since I wanted to try out the Louet.


As you can see I'm taking a huge gamble here. Firstly I don't know how Trystero will turn out with Noro. I have no idea how the colors would work either.

Secondly, I'm knitting two socks at once, toe up on two circs with Scrolls. (Louise!~ two socks, toe up, two circs!!) Considering that I did half my work on Broadripple on two circs, and that's all, it's a huge gamble I say. Plus, this is toe up. For the record I haven't finished a single pair of socks from toe up in my short knitting history. I took an extremely long time casting this one on. For some reason my fig 8 cast ons were very ugly. It's not as nice and neat as the first time I've done it (on a sock i never finished). I spent a night and day at it, and my eyes were terribly sore by the time I was ok with them. For socks that had almost blinded me, they had better be finished!

I guess I've never been exactly the reserved sort, and would probably attempt to bungee jump and knit at the same time one day. But I think this is a huge gamble and I sure hope the efforts pay off, so Sock On Ayu~

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I've never changed needles so many times in a project. I started Broadripple with my Harmony dpns. I love the needles because they were so smooth and pointy~ They were the ones who helped me decide I should get the circ set too haha

Broadripple Sushi

And then subsequently I wanted to use a smaller size on the sole. This would prove to be difficult if I continued to use dpns because I will be carrying an extra needle around. Plus, I would need to use a different set because I won't be able to tell the Harmonies apart. So I thought I'd finish both socks to the heel, and put them on dpns, and then work them together.


I learnt a lot from this project because it's the first one I've done with two socks at a time. I still prefer the dpns, but now, with all my yarn entangling problems solved, I think I just might be able to finally finish my socks if they are on circs in future.


Broadripple is done with Cascade Fixation. It started on 3.25mm Harmony dpns, and is finished with 3mm (for heel and sole) and 3.25mm Addi Circulars. Broadripple is designed by Rob Matyska and the pattern is available here.

Monday, April 21, 2008

honeymoon cami

First of all, remember this kitty?

Mindy's a Keeper

She might have found a new home! She's staying with her prospective family now and if all goes fine during the week, they will keep her! Let's keep our fingers crossed for her~~ :)

In the meantime, I've finished Honeymoon Cami.

Honeymoon Cami

Honeymoon Cami

Honeymoon Cami is designed by Julia Trice. The pattern is available here. This was made with Elann's Luna Endless Summer, with Knitpicks Harmonies, 4mm. :) More photos are available here.

Monday, April 07, 2008


This little kitty needs a home.


More info here and pictures here. Please help if you can! :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

on the needles...

Oh wait, look what came in my mail last friday.

Sock Bag

:) I bought it from StuckinIllinois at etsy and it's just so cute! She's got lots of other cute bags there and look at the lining of the bag!

Sock Bag

It's really spurring me on to finish my sock and start another project (yes ANOTHER! - but at least i'm trying to wait until I finish my current sock)

Right, anyways, finally I'm going to talk about some knitting and I'm still turning the heel on Broadripple. Susan has taught me a way to manage the two balls of yarn and not get the project tangled after every row. I've finished my Bunny but then I've started another project. Anouk is on my 'tv project' needles.


To be honest, I made this with Mang in mind. My mum has this strange perception that she'd (my cat not my mum) look cute in a little pink dress or a baby pink halter, and it's sorta filtered down to me. Ok this is not pink, but it's cute little dress all the same. The adjustable waist is a plus point but I realized yesterday that my cat comes in a bigger size. I have no idea how big a 3mth old baby is, and can't imagine a 6mth old. So, I just did the smallest size ever. The two pieces in the pattern are now joined and the collar is worked.

Another plus point about this dress is the pockets. I wanted to try som colorwork and the little bit on the pockets could get me started. I'm considering changing the pattern though. But I have no idea as to what it will be yet, so I'll be working on that next. If you have a suggestion for the design, please do leave me a comment. :)

In the meantime I might make the waist tabs first.