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.

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