Sunday, December 28, 2008

Knits in 2008

Well the end of the year is coming, so I thought I'd look at what I've done over the past year in this world of Ps and Ks.

Knits in  2008 Part I

Knits in 2008 Part II

I had to split into two mosaics because for some reason, fdflickrtoys couldn't manage a 24 tiled mosaic - which is really strange. But I've tried a LOT of times and it still didn't work. So there, I decided to split up the mosaic into two.

Incidentally that also shows how much more I've done in the past year as compared to 2006 and 2007. I guess I'm knitting a little faster than before~ :) Not fast enough though, because I still have so much I want to do and so much yarns I want to use up. :P Among the projects, I'm surprised to have completed 3 scarves, 4 shawls, 5 pairs of socks, and 6 pairs of Fetchings! I feel really accomplished!

I hope to be able to continue knitting as much as I can next year like I did this year, and without giving up my gaming time or reading time. I don't think I'll have as many FOs next year though, especially if I do get to start work. I'm keeping my fingers (and toes and needles) crossed because although work means less knitting time, it means more moolah. And more moolah is good.

Well the year has its ups and downs, and as many of you would agree, knitting is good company during bad and good times. I am really pleased to have it with me when I get stuck in my games, when I run out of books to read, when I get bored in the MRT and when I am trying not to fall asleep in front of the tv.

Let's enjoy the last few days of 2008 and Have A Knitterly, Crafterly 2009 ahead everyone!! May there be more knits, yarns and FOs to come! :D

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Season of Fetching


I've got 6 Fetchings done this year, all for different recipients.

The first pair was mine of course, done with Jaeger Extra Fine Merino. It's a Valentine's day gift set for us with Dashing.

Then I had a Fetching Frenzy around November and I thought I'd make them for some recipients. I had them in my head but I never found time to go down to get the yarns. I only managed to get the yarns in early Dec and made them all in a span of 6 days - with a break in between. So really, if you're looking for a last minute project, and have a ball of DK somewhere, try this!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

La Reine

I finished and blocked this awhile ago but never had the chance to take it out for a good photoshoot.

Anyways here's my Queen Anne's Lace :)

La Reine

Queen Anne's Lace in Jaeggerspun Zephyr in Mahogany.

La Reine

I loved knitting every bit of this. It was a pattern that keeps one interested and even though it gets bigger with every knitted round. LOVE it!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


I'm back with a post!!

These are my monkeys.


The pattern is great!! I really love it. I did change the heel to an Eye of Partridge heel with garter edges though. I didn't like the original stst heel, especially with yarn like KP Essential - I don't think it's a good idea.

Why? KP Essential is very soft and fun to work with. But the problem is it pills easily, and soon I risk having 'furry' socks. You can see in some of my pictures that it attracts all sorts of stuff (like my dog's hair for example) very VERY easily. I have a feeling this would make the knitted fabric not very lasting...


On the other hand, I do love the pair as a whole. I love scrunching my socks when I wear them. So this pair makes me want to do that immediately. And here you can see me scrunch up the socks and the eye of partridge heel, which I think works great with the yarn's variegation!


I did this pair of socks simultaneously on dpns. And there's a strange story during my knitting process. Please scroll directly too the bottom if you find the story too long.

So you see I left one sock (presumeably sock A) on the needles at the end of the gusset decreases. And I started to work on sock B. On the day I was set to finish ONE sock (in this case sock B) I took out sock A to admire. (really!)

And lo and behold, the two socks are of the same length.

Somewhere in between I had been working on sock A as well! I had initially thought it was strange sock B was taking such a long time, and I would take an equally long time with sock A - so a large part of my knitting was sprinkled with 'why why why why why'. I also occasionally frequently tried on the socks and wondered why it's 'not there yet'

So when I finally thought I was taking out sock A to admire, I realized it was time to do the toe. For both!


Monkey by Cookie A. on Clover 2.5mm dpns with Knitpicks Essentials in Tuscany Multi.

I'm working on projects now but I'm not talking about them yet. I've been too busy recently as I have a Japanese test tomorrow and I need to do good! (It's getting very tough but anyways) I also don't have my computer with me so hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures today and post them for some updates.