Friday, December 21, 2007

Year End Destash II GONE

Have I destash enough yet? NOOOOO!!
So keep coming back for more.

Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace - Lettuce (PEND)
yardage: aprox. 470 yards (good for a triangular shawl)
content: 100% baby merino wool
Selling at S$15, US$10
I am also giving away the left over from my Ene's scarf, which means you will hvae more than 500yards to play with.

Debbie Bliss Cotton DK - shade 13029
1 lot of 10 balls
Selling at S$50, US$34

Elann Endless Summer Luna
1 lot of 4 balls
Selling at S$20, US$14
Sorry for the overexposed pics. the color looks darker

Monday, December 17, 2007

Year End Destash - All GONE

Interested? Drop me a comment with your choice and your email. you will be advise of availability and shipping cost.
All yarns are kept in ziploc bags in a pet free and smoke free environment.

yardage: aprox. 470 yards (good for a triangular shawl)
content: 100% baby merino wool
Selling at S$15, US$10

Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply
1 lot of 10 balls
Selling at S$50, US$34

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed
1 lot of 7 hanks
Selling at S$35, US$24

Cleckheaton Country Silk 8 ply
1 lot of 10 balls
Selling at S$40, US$27

Jaeger Luxury Tweed - Pebble
1 lot of 7 balls
Selling at S$40, US$27

Knitpicks Shadow - Jewel
1 lot of 2 hanks
Selling at S$23, US$16

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Have an Elfy Christmas

I know I'm very early for this year's seasons greetings. Here's to everyone:


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Thursday, November 29, 2007


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Colorwork - Venezia

So I have:
- gotten the kit
- the needles
- courage?
- pattern
And here goes my first attempt at colorwork knitting. I guessed I was knitting on a tight tension, such that the hem puckered. So after completing like half the chart, I had to rip and start everything from the hem. Anyway, this is pretty common for colorwork beginners. They tend to tug a little more when changing colors. So beginners out there, so remember DO NOT pull when u change colors.

As of today, I have completed more than 2 repeats of the chart. Most probably I will be doing a V-neck modification via Maud's. More pics I hope, soon.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Revisit: Rusted Roots

I doubt I have documented Rusted Root since I finished it like many moons ago. I had worn it a few times but maintaining it was a chore so Mom took over it and had worn it more than several times.

Pattern: Rusted Root by Zephyr Style
Yarn: Katia Espiga, a few metres from th 6th ball.
Needle: Addi Turbo, 3.75mm
Size: I guess its the second smallest size
Time to finish: more than a week

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Demi - modelled

She was looking for Demi, so I took the chance to get her to model for me.

Thanks for all the well wishes. The actual preparations for the Chinese Customary wedding had just take a tiny step. *sweat*

on the WIP front, Venezia is up to 1 repeat of the color chart. and I did start Diamond Top from Runway Knits with the remains of a frogged WIP. more pics on the next post soon.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

His & Hers

Click for highlights of that joyous day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Embossed Leaves Socks

These were really simple and fast to knit up. I hardly like cuff down patterns, cuz I can't try them on as I knit. However, I don't knit socks as often as I knit shawls. So here's pictures first and details at the end of this post.

Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks, from Favourite Socks
Yarn: Gems Opal in Fern, used 2 hanks with plenty of left over for my Asian feet.
Needle: Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNS, 2.25mm, US 1
Size: n/a
Time to finish: more than a week
Modification: I did 1 less repeat for the insteps.
Afterthoughts: I really love the DPNs, its one thing which I would use besides Addi's. I thought the yarn played a part in making this project smooth sailing. I had heard so much about this yarn which made me yearn some for a sock project. I wanted to give thanks to Susan for making this possible. Now I'm craving for more of the Gems.

Despite tinking a couple of times, the pattern was easy to follow. I had it at the back of my brain after 2 repeats.

Subsequently, I managed to finish another project last weekend. Seems like I have a backlog of FOs to be documented. For those on Ravelry, you might have already saw this pair of socks much earlier. I update more over there than I do here.

Back to work for now.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Laundry Monday

I had been trying to keep the basket inbetween 1, 2 and 3.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Minimalist update

I started Minimalist after finishing half of Clementine, which I found its making me doze off. I thought that the seed stitch would have a similar effect, however the lovely texture make it all worthwhile. I had finish all the pieces and they are waiting to attend the seaming party. But then again, weekends were not saved to the ROM preps. I guessed Minimalist will have to wait a little longer for the party.

Friday, October 26, 2007

M-R-S in about two weeks

Oh gosh, time really flies by fast. With most of the things out of the way, I'm still having a little crisis. I haven't found the right shoes(I've cut down my expectation from "perfect"). The hand bouquet which my makeup artist offered wasn't what I was looking for, and I aint got a BIG buidget for the commercial ones. And I have not start making my own accessories, though I bought the crystals and materials last week.

Now I wonder if SO has been doing his bit.

ROM Checklist
- Date OK
- Venue OK
- Photographer OK
- Make Up & Hair OK
- Efile OK
- Rings OK
- Dress OK
- Ring Pillow OK
- Shoes
- Flowers
- Invitation Card N/A
- His’s Shirt ???
- His’s Pants ???
- His’s Shoes ???
- His’s Belt ???
- His’s Tie ???
- His’s Cufflinks ???
- Guestlist ???

A glimpse of my WIP Sarcelle. Amidst the preparation, I managed to squeeze time for knitting. Currently its on the decreasing section, so I guess it should be ready before the ROM. If so, Sarcelle will come in good use.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Socktober Yarns

Its the month for socks, why not time (excuse) to get some sock yarns? No sock FOs so I shall make it up for sockyarns. Well, Adrianne and I had been eyeing on Wollmeise for quite a while. Not until an online store was set up recently. Even so, the yarns were sold out faster than I can blink. So I tried blinking faster and here are 2 skeins I scored!!! YAY *does the happy dance*

No prize for guessing which skein belongs to either me or Adrianne. :p

PS. I will bring them to show on this Saturday's Knit Out.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Demi - no more cables

The yarn for Demi had been sitting inside the stash for quite awhile. It came in handy when I wanted to just knit from stash. First of all, I quite like the ribbings and how it turned out. Also the chart was easy to memorise, although it does look rather complicated at first. The texture which Rowanspun produced is just lovely in my opinion. Fitting wise, I did the smallest size and followed the instructions closely. Now I just need to find some matching buttons. Nonetheless, I consider Demi a FO.

1. Demi, 2. Front close up, 3. Center panel of the chart, 4. Side Seam
Pattern: Demi, from Vintage Knits, Rowan
Yarn: Rowanspun Aran in Heath colorway, 4 plus a tiny fraction of the 5th skein.
Needle: Addi Turbo 5mm, Inox 4.5mm
Size: 30/32
Time to finish: over 4 weeks

Monday, October 01, 2007

While i was there in May

I think I have uploaded most of my pictures onto flickr. And I had to upgrade my account so I can fit in more pictures.

More photos HERE.

PS. that was a self taken portrait. :p

Friday, September 21, 2007


I'm still wondering when did I get this yarn, nevermind that. It was simply saddening that the project came to an end and I no longer get to play with it. I was inspired by her version and went digging into the stash. Found what I was looking for and never looked back.

Pattern: Blaze, from Knitty, by Jenna Adorno.
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Silk in Slate, 5 skeins
Needle: Inox 3.75mm
Size: 30/32
Time to finish: Under 3 weeks
A close up of the collar/yoke.
I love how such simple cabling can create such an effect.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Beaded Cami - Beadless

I guessed that the cami will still look cute even without the beads and I was right on. I add extra decreases so that the body will be left with the same number of stitches as the yoke. However, I had some miscalculation and had to do decreases for the yoke piece. Also, instead of bind off and sew on the yoke, I grafted both pieces together. Looks pretty seamless to me though. Lastly, I find that 2 extra crochet chains are more secure so those were added.

Pattern: Beaded Cami by Black Dog Knits
Yarn: Puppy Yarn - Kona Cotton, 4.5 balls (40g each)
Needle: Addi Turbo 3.5mm
Size: Small
Time to finish: A week plus

This is one of the brand which is very sought after by me, since its unavailable here. Unless I'm able to decipher what's on and have it ship to me direct, it would take me another trip to Hong Kong for MORE! With the hike of yarn prices here, it just makes more sense to explore new yarns online.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Summertime Tunic

The last I posted a FO was in June. Since then I had a lot of problem making my computer and mobile phone communicate with each other. So I guess there will be some overdue FOs to be shown. First up is the Summertime Tunic.
Pattern: Summertime Tunic from Interweave Knits Summer 07
Yarn: Sea Queen - Linen Cotton
Needle: Addi Turbo 3.75mm
Size: Smallest
Time to finish: Almost a weekI used 1.5m of chinese knotting thread and 2 craved wooden beads as embellishments. The tunic was an easy knit. The only thing which was not to my liking is the rolled up edges. In order to avoid it, I used the sewn-up hem method. Indeed, the hem did not roll up as badly as it would have.
The yarn was bought during the Hong Kong trip. Something which was not found in Singapore and I just have to try it. A pretty fine blend of 70% cotton with 30% linen. Turns out that the knitted material is soft and light. Hope to try other range from Sea Queen too.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Acessories Shopping

As part of the crafting community (if you consider knitting as a craft), I would very much like to have some handcrafted accessories for my ROM and perhaps wedding day. First thing that came to mind was beading. I had tried very simple beading like threading through plastic beads with fine nylon thread. And that was just a earring kit bought from Daiso (aka 100Yen shop).

The past few days I have been surfing and gathering bridal infos and came upon this picture. I'd fallen hard on the necklace so next I decide to DIY my accesories.

Meanwhile I've also searching on for ideas. Below are what I've spotted. Click on the picture will bring you to the etsy page for more pics.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

WIP Sunday night

Alright, I finally managed to connect my mobile to my computer. Quite a few pictures have been taken but these came out the best. Amd remember to take a look at this post, I updated it with a WIP photo. Blaze was long finished, like in August?

Standby for some WIPs pics, all of them were already "transformed" into FOs.
Tweed Beret which lacks a little block.
Both Lace Dream and Hanami which survived from the blade.
I guess I have plenty of blocking ahead of me. Also I've started on the Mimialist Cardigan and, Clementine Shawlette is waiting to have the other half cast on.

Friday, September 07, 2007

GIT News

PS. GIT stands for Get It Knitted.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


After considering for a very long time, I finally got my domain name.


take note of the WWW.

I shall be back for more overdue updates.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Knit and Preps

Knitting has definitely taken the back seat, with the impending stuffs waiting to be settled. And knitting was all about ripping back and forth during the past weeks, till I found this to be suitable for this. I should have more than enough yarn so worries about running out of yarn is not here. The feeling of whether this yarn will be suitable for this or that is driving me nuts. When I found the right yarn, then would I have enough of it to finish? And a long list of other questions.

Thanks to Adrianne for the rocker badge! Not much people to nominate since most got this badge much before I do. Grab it if you haven't.

Apart from knitting, the preps is coming up real slow but steadily.

ROM Checklist
- Date OK
- Venue OK
- Photographer
- Make Up & Hair
- Efile OK
- Rings OK
- Dress
- Ring Pillow OK
- Shoes
- Flowers
- Invitation Card
- His’s Shirt
- His’s Pants
- His’s Shoes
- His’s Belt
- His’s Tie
- His’s Cufflinks
- Guestlist

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Nearly Fall

Although there's no Fall in Singapore, its always my favorite season.

And here's some Fall patterns which caught my eyes.

Geneva Vest from Rowan 42

Fyne from Rowan 42

Donella from Rowan Kidsilk Aura Collection

Monday, July 30, 2007

Almost there

I just need space and time for blocking.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blame DS Lite

No reports on knitting this weekend. I managed to done half of the right border.

You may be wondering why so little progress....

Well, all credits should go to this black box, which looks like a sleek box of eyeshadows from the outside. I totally sinked in right after the purchase. I guess the novelty will take sometime to wear off.

So I'm off to a mini hiatus with my DS Lite.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Anti-Wool Post

Time to update blog but I have no progress pictures of FPS, so I shall tell you what came in my mail box the past week. It was very exciting when yarns kept pouring out from the metallic box, I got high on just by opening the packages. Its alwasy a challenge to take good pictures of yarns since I'm only enabled with the 3.2mpixel camera on my N73.

If you notice the title, the yarns below all came from Karen, my No Sheep swap pal. Kudos to her efforts in putting together such an enterprising package.
I've already plan what to knit with this aMaizing yarn.
I am amazed that such yarn exist.
A close up.

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