Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Well I have two wips to introduce here. The first is the sock I've started for the Summer of Socks 2008. I've started this over the weekend with very little time to work on it. I decided to choose a really simple pattern so that I can really take this around with me. So presenting Cotton, my sock with eyelet bar ribbing made with Regia Surf Color.

eyelet bar socks in progress

Yes can you see the needles?

They are the Ebony Sox Stix I received since WWKIP day! These needles kinda feel a little flexible. I guess it helps to know they aren't brittle especially when they are this thin. But I was intially not very used to how it feels. I like it very much now, the surface is a little matte, and the length is just nice~! I'm really looking forward to try the other woods.

The other wip I have is what I call the 'TV Project'. This project succeeded the Honeymoon Cami about a fortnight after it was completed. But I took my own sweet time with it since I had a severe lack of TV time lately.

Anyways, here's the Frock Camisole...

Frock Camisole in Progress

Well that's all I have to report for now. :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Three is as good

Well I'm late but we've both been so busy. But on the knitting front there's a bit of good news.

For our third anniversary, I decided to do a pair of Dashing and Fetching, both available from They are really fast knits! I was actually worried I wouldn't finish them in time (i.e. last thursday) even so because of all the things I had to do but I did.

Fetching meets Dashing

Don't worry they are really a pair each.



On another note, SOS '08 started last weekend. I was busy but I didn't forget to start a sock for SOS. Of course that comes with a promise that I would have finished ONE of my Trystero socks by then. And I did!

One Trystero

So now I have two socks, two shawls and one tv project. That's not too bad. :)

More on my SOS socks next time because I want to brag about my Sox Stix. :D

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WWKIP Day 2008!

isn't it great? :D We were at T3 for this year's WWKIP day. Since last year's WWKIP, we've got Ravelry and the Singapore Knitters group in it had time to get to know each other (albeit online) before the event, the turnout was tremendous~! We also had a guest, Danica, from the States who was in the country to attend a friend's wedding~ :D

I finally decided to work on my Trystero. It doesn't look so odd anymore but I also casted on something new (surprise surprise -_-). It's not a sock. But I will talk more about it when I've done more of it hehehe.

We had a lot of fun and some of us went a bit ....


And don't we love our yarns....


and knitting bags and tees...


and hats...


and fingerless mitts...


and our name tags...


the list goes on. :)

I've got some time today and I hope I'll be able to finish that second fetching. Tomorrow is the deadline but if I don't make it, that's ok. I have another anniversary in August wahaha

Friday, June 13, 2008

One day before WWKIP day....

and I have nothing to knit!!!!!!!!

Well not really nothing, but the projects haven't been going well.

1. Dashing had a funny yarn at the thumb, and I only realized my mistake after I finished the whole glove. It still works and the funny yarn cannot be seen but Little Miss Perfectionist is never going to be glad about that.

2. First Fetching had a hole near the thumb. I fretted for a bit but decided I'll try and sew it up when I'm darning in. And I did and now it looks fine. But somehow I don't have the urge to cast on the second one and my deadline is supposed to be thursday.

3. Trystero looks beautiul EXCEPT the colorway's gone all indigo and where the instep joins the leg, it's a mad match of deep indigo and sweet lavender. I'm going to continue with the sock and see what happens. If it's really all weird then well... I would have to give up right?

4. Scrolls is a beautiful pattern and the toe ups are going ok but the YOs are too too too big. I have no idea why and now when I put them on, my foot feels naked. I keep thinking 'I can see my foot through these socks!' Tell me, what's the point of wearing socks when they work like translucent stockings?

what am I going to do for tomorrow?! oh noes....

*stay tuned*

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Knitting Survey

Well so I thought I'd better update the year-old survey and see if I made any progress. The old survey I did can be found here.

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 (do blends count?)
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 (again, blends?)
Toy/doll clothing (I knitted the bear and knitted his vest, so does that count?)
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(does Mang's mitten count?)
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public