Thursday, February 26, 2009

Boxes and envelopes

These were the things that kept appearing at my doorsteps and mailbox. 2 more and I shall hibernate till April.

Finally, they are in my possession forever. Can't help it, when the pounds is low and the temptation from the lovely photography.

One more work day to endure and the start of a knitty weekend and hopefully also something that gets bind off from the needles.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Its only when you are at it, will you feel the intensity.

The work has started since last Monday. Assigned to replace this lady who was going to give birth. At this point in time she had already return home after a C-section, hence I'm covering her duties for the next 3 months or so.

The office is situated at this not-so-convenient location. Lunches were boring, food were bought back by some kind souls.

I would say that I stay pretty near to the office, just half hour drive. However, I'm using the transport pick up (pick up point 5 minutes walk), I need to be standing by at 7.15am. Journey usually takes around 1 hour and I'm still at least 15 minutes early for work. The bus journey was so jerky that knitting is almost impossible. I managed a few rows while seated by the window this morning. Return trip is on a van, goodness, its only a waste of 20 minutes.

I guess I won't be returning to this area for work. The limit is only till end of the contract period.

Knitting news, not much 'cept for finishing the Seascape wrap. I started out a bootneck cotton top, I might need more yarn than what I already estimated.

I'm also expecting 4 packages to arrive within the next 2-3 weeks. With the income and good exchange rates, I hope I don't buy myself poor.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

One more, perhaps two

One more FO report, two socks which make a pair.

Pattern: Clover from The Inside Loop Issue 2
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Superwashed Solid - Sapphire
Needle: 2.25m, Knitpicks Harmony
Size: n/a
Time to finish: 1 week
Notes: The feel of it knitting up is very similar to Louet Gems fingering. I like the combination of both lace and cable on this sock. The pattern repeat is intuitive. I would say this is a pattern that is good for beginner sock knitters to step up for more advance stuffs.

Friday, February 06, 2009


I was so into getting the jacket in the picture below to work, but it seems like the WIP was hiding in a dusty corner waiting to be recalled by me.

In turn, I transformed it into something totally different. Also from Phildar patterns.

Pattern: Pull #468-T6-628 by Phildar Design Team
Yarn: Phildar Aviso in Ficelle
Needle: 4.5mm and 4mm for the ribbings
Size: 32
Time to finish: 2 months?
Notes: I missed out the chart for the front piece and while waiting I finished up other projects. The yarn is soft and splity at the same time. With charts to follow, one can almost do without the French instructions. I love the cable richness. I think certain cotton/acrylic yarns bring out cables better than wool/alpaca does.
Mod: i left out the ribbing for the armholes, might add them in one day if I can tolerate the bulk at the pits.

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