Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Introducing my kitty

Not blogging for quite a while, for he is sick.

He got abdonminal check and, well, a fatty liver.

After surgery he was good for a week, then, vomitting again!

oh dear...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Reading Day




OK I finished the right front of the green cardigan.

Time to start the back; before that, let me read!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Projects?

Yesterday I went to Shenzhen and was back with a new pattern book and some 800g cotton yarn in white and green.

Then a green crocheted cardigan is now on the way!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ripping out!

Oops! I rip it out again!

This is a 49% wool worsted weight yarn. I've got 16 balls and the first 4 balls have been ripped out for 4 times!

Still, I won't give them up ... they can still be crocheted, and projects are ready in my mind. How about a pineapple shawl? I've made one already in light purple - but not as presentable as I have expected.

Life is much easier if everything can be ripped out like those unsatisfying projects!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cheating?

I am currently working on a "cocoon coat" (as I named it) based on the shrug pattern with Bergere worsted weight yarn, variegated grey. Since I've got only 11 balls i.e. 1144 yards I gotta have the edge of the coat with different yarn - charcoal bulky alpaca I bought in Beijing is in my mind pending to be matched with the work and see if they get along well with each other.

It is now with 12"radius but yet time to leave the arm openings - the first custom-made garment for my sister...cool!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

How to....

There are lots of questions to ask when knitting, for I am a novice.

Most of them are of shaping and stitch patterns - I visit a chinese site everyday and it seems there are many, many experienced knitters (as well as crocheters) who can make what are in their mind. When will I be able to do that?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Knitting and geometry

I found myself impossible to knit conventional garment - I don't have the patience.

Thanks to Mary Thomas's Knitting Book, I am inspired to start knitting with fewer stitches - even 8! It is exciting to see the work grow ... isn't it wonderful?

It sounds awful to use dpns with such a few number of stitches and that's what I could stand for I also crochet. Similarly I can't start off the project with long foundation chains! That's why I stick to crocheting round or triangular things...

Well apart from the twisted float shrug I am now thinking about trying out vests and skirts with those polygons. Wish me luck!