Friday, March 24, 2006

Knitterly Links

I was looking at my referral link list this morning and found some lovely knitters who have linked me. So I do love to show them my love by adding them to my blogroll.

Karen, In Knitting News

Erica, Bound By My Hook

In other news, I would be joining Secret Pal 8. I did enjoy myself during Secret Pal 5.

With the long list of WIPs, i have decided to rotate them. First off would be Jaywalker sock #1, I'm 80% done. It was fast as I could knit it while standing in the subways or if I could have a seat on the buses to and fro work. Next will be Vintage Velvet, this is an easy to memorise pattern, so most probably it will follow me to work. But when I'm home, I will switch to Backyard Leaves, as I need full concentration on the chart. And if anytime I'm bored with laces, I will turn to Green Gables, b'cos right after the yoke its stockinnette stitch all the way. Then I will cast on sock #2 when either one of the scarves are done.

How does my plan look? sounds workable to moi. =)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Its Official

I formally announced of my yarn diet yesterday on KC. I seriously need one, since I'm not knitting as fast I had been. The lost of 8 solid hours daily really slows down everything. Taking a step back, I have the longest list of WIPs so far in my knitting career. Let's do a row call:

(in descending order)
1. Martha (yet to start her sleeves)
2. VK Lacy Cardigan (half way up sleevie islands)
3. Backyard Leaves (one half done)
4. Vintage Velvet (2 more balls of yarn to go)
5. a Japanese shell cami (6 rows down)
6. Jaywalkers (on the leg for first sock)
7. Green Gables (8 rows down)

I hope to clear 3, 4, and 6 by this month, Green Gables by mid April, Lacy by end April. Martha hopefully done before Fall. Hope I can stick strictly to this schedule, rein in more discipline and self control.

I have been on cold turkey for more than 48 hours, meaning, i have not surf any sites selling yarns or on ebay. this sounds quite tough but I think I gonna make it to the 72 hours mark. buck me up ok?

If there's 10 commandments for a yarn diet, I definitely follow. I want my bank account to grow not my yarn stash!!!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Jane drop by Singapore

Had a great meetup with Jane yesterday, the other local knitters came to join in the fun too. And Jane gifted me a hank of soy silk, handpainted by her.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Handdyed sock yarns

Bought a few hanks of plain sock yarns and some kool-aids from the sweet Wendy. Since then I've been procastinating to dye. And working fulltime doesn't improve anything, since I'm left with a few hours to knit. So, i requested Kessa to help me with 2 hanks.

So with a few packs each of cherry, pink lemonade and grape, and with her magic, here's the outcome:
I will start Jaywalker with the left and most probably a lace socks for the darker one. The Dyer is brewing something, and we shall all find out soon.

Edited: I just placed an order for 8oz of Zephyr.

Buy these from me is UPDATED

Poll conclusion

First of all, i liked to thank whoever that took the time to click on the shawl polling. However, it had came to my understanding that a lot of you thought the links were to a photo of each shawl. so instead of clicking the one which you chose, you started by trying to take a look at the pics first. Hence voted for Madli and incidentally became the highest in votes. I found this "luckypoll" is not friendly towards's codings or vice versa. Partly its also my fault for not introducing the various shawls up for polling. So the results will not be honoured. However, at least the choices have been narrowed down to 3; Madli, Frost Flowers & Leaves and Kimono Stole.

As for yarns selection, I have 1260 yards of Jaggerspun Zephyr in Aegean Blue. This would be good for either Madli or Kimono. But Bee has advised not to take up Madli due to the p7tog issues. and Kimono is too common im my opinion. so that left FF&L, which set me back by the amount of yard i need. At least 3600 yards is required, which means i need another 8oz of Zephyr. anyway, i always keep my options open for different types of yarns, thus i seldom knit with the same yarn twice. How about some lace weight cashmere? It might be too warm to knit in this tropical weather. And please no more alpacas, they just left traces everywhere they go. Seems like, I either get another 8oz of Aegean Blue or hope for more new lace weights recommendations.

Knitterly updates:
It seems like the Knitting Goddess (if there's one) did blessed me during last weekend. I need to weave in for the blue Fiery Bolero. It seems pretty small for me, so I gonna bestow it on one of my friends. Backyard Leaves still need to be casted on for the other half, and I may have 1 extra ball left. And I cast on Vintage Velvet with Patons Zhivago, the color will go well with my Audrey. I'm still with Lacy Cardigan, going slow but steady, just 4 more inches before armhole shaping. and Martha may skip the frog pond once Lacy is out of the way.

*phew* What a long list of WIPs.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Buy these from me

Added on 22nd April 2006

- I accept paypal.
- I will combine shipping for multiple items.
- All yarns are from a pet free and smoke free home.

4 balls of Katia Capri in 82082,
1 ball of Katia Nizza
Both are 100% cotton
US$25 for whole lot, shipping included

2 balls of Katia Mississippi 3 Print, 230yds each
60% cotton, 40% acrylic
US$10 , shipping included

5 balls of Patons Zest, 95 metres each
100% acrylic
US$10, shipping included

4 balls of Cleckheaton Click Clack Cotton in DK, 101 metres each
50% cotton, 50% acrylic
US$20, shipping included
will unclude extra 0.8 ball, leftover from my Green Gable.

Interested? Leave your email in the comments.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I need YOU

yes, YOU. Please help me to decide on the following. I will put up another poll for yarns and colors. I think there's no restriction as to the number of votes you can cast. so if u want to see one these shawls on this blog, cast your vote today. I need ideas on yarns too, you may know some lace yarns which I have not come across.

Which shawl/stole should Lois knit next?

1) Madli (IK)
2) Frost Flowers (Gathering of Lace)
3) Cherry Blossom (IK)
4) Sampler Stole (GOL)
5) Ene's Scarf (Scarfstyle)
6) Kimono (Folk Shawls)
7) Lace Dream (Shawls and Scarves : The Best of Knitter's Magazine)

View Results

I think i need to pray to the Knitting Goddess (if there's one). Please bless me with more knitting time and faster knitting speed. I need to pick up 90 sts for the lower back of my Fiery Bolero, Backyard Leaves needs more memory, Lacy Cardigan needs more TV time and Martha needs a trip to the Frog pond.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Yarn cards

For the benefit of others, I shall post this up. Cotton yarns from Bendigo Mills. *yummy*

comes in 200g, approx 670m for about SGD17.

Yarn spree happening at Knitters COmmunity

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Little Molehill

which was in my room.

I'm expecting another 3 packs soon. No worries, Only 15 balls belonged to me. I can't imagine the chaos when there's free shipping worldwide. THere would be more yarn sightings in my room since Knitpicks just launch another 3 new yarns.

ohhh...i betta knit fasta~~~

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