Wednesday, June 20, 2007


It's time to talk about the latest time sinking thing (besides knitting) which I'm in. It's Ravelry, what else could it be? I had retired from the local gamings so that I can focus all my time in this passion. Ravelry is addictive as more and more people join the community, everyone is busy updating their profiles, stashes, FOs and etc. Its always encouraging to see my FOs "favourited" by others and reading comments left by them.

I am also thrilled to find some of the famous knitters on my friends list and vice versa, particularly Brenda Dayne from Cast On and Olgajazzy. The former being my favourite podcaster and I admire the latter's FOs.

If you are on the big R, look for me HERE.

Have you Ravelry today?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Running on the forest path

To start this post, let me tell you about the "forests" in Singapore. The best preserve part would be the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Anyways, to think that such a tiny island has so much different species of birds and vegetation on it, is a little unbelievable. The Singapore Zoo is one of my favourite tourist spots, even though I stay a throw stone away from Chinese Garden. Yes I can view one of the pagodas from my kitchen windows.

Back to the knitting front, I cast on for Forest Path Stole last friday. The 20 rows of seed stitch were really tedious. When it was over, came the bottom 5 triangles, they were also in seed stitch but they were kind of fun to knit. Here's proof:

I took the whole of 1.5 days worth of knitting time to get used to the 3 charts. Fern and Lily of the Valley charts are the easiest to memorise but Birch Leaves is the hardest to get into my head. Even after 4 tiers, I still need to refer to that chart. My memory is really pathetic. I hope to finish 1 tier a day or 7 motifs in 2 days. That way, I can have it finish before August. From the way I see it, its not only a run but a marathon.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Its really to the occasion

You Are a Ring Finger

You are romantic, expressive, and hopeful. You see the best in everything.
You are very artistic, and you see the world as your canvas. You are also drawn to the written word.
Inventive and unique, you are often away in your own inner world.

You get along well with: The Pinky

Stay away from: The Index Finger

Its really to the occasion.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I really took my time to blog about my FOs right? Anyways, Kimono was finished before Louise got home, and managed to show her how nice Zephyr is for a shawl project.

Pattern: Kimono from Folk Shawls
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr, Lady Slipper, <4oz
Needle: Inox 3.5mm
Size: N/A
Time to finish: less than 2 weeks.

I did a few more repeats than required since there's more than enough yarn. Zephyr has amazing yardage. I had also switched needle size, 3.5mm has been my favourite size for lace shawls. This stole is not well blocked, which is a little disappointment. All it needs is to be stretched out by the blocking wires. If only someone can send me a set, I would be forever grateful!

I've a few mistake during the beginning, but they were not vital. I did rip back a few rows during of the meetups cuz I mess up the stitch counts. It was painful but still bearable. The pattern only became part of me after 10 repeats, so I would say its an easy pattern to memorise. Mistakes like forgotten yarnovers are easy to fix, so fret not.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Weird/Random Meme

I got tagged by both Jade and Maryann, and I'm pretty bad on the backlog of posts. Talk about procastination, I can score As.

So here's 7 random cum weird facts about me.
1. I think I'm born with shorter hemstrings than most people. Some of yoga posts almost snap them.

2. I love eye shadows. I have loads at home for collection. Most were used like only once. But I enjoy admiring them in my Muji acrylic drawers.

3. I have not been buying heels for more than 2 years till recently I need a new pair for replacement. I got it online and it came up 1 size too big. So did my feet skrink or something?

4. I love to burp. I will drink soft drinks if I feel like burping.

5. My yarn shelves are neater than my closets for clothes.

6. I have been keeping my hair long for 9 years and dyeing my hair more than 3 years.

7. And today is the 4th anniversary for being together with the Man in my life.

I try to tag these people below, no obligations ok?
Adrianne, Karyn, Iro Knits, Jackie L.

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