Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FFS redux?

I was browsing through the many old projects. FFS was a huge one, given that I knitted for less than 3 years and was adventurous enough to take this on.

Now let me see if any lace yarn is pleasing to my eyes.

Monday, May 23, 2011

1 year apart

Its 1 year from the day I moved out from my folks and into the new place with DH. A year full of ups and downs amongst everything and everyone close. The thought of having to do housekeeping was dreadful but its now part and puzzle of livelihood at the nest. When someone shares the load, the chores became more endurable. And we get to enjoy the end result: a clean nest to live in.

I would say that it had be an astonishing achievement being able to live with someone (besides my folks). We do have our differences, bickerings, quarrels and then hugged/kissed over them. I never thought time would passed so swiftly. I look forward to many more years to come, living with someone I cannot live without.

Monday, May 16, 2011

From Twitter 05-15-2011

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Friday, May 13, 2011

From Twitter 05-12-2011

  • 08:39:44: @Knitcafe it went honeymoon with the royal couple?
  • 10:42:30: wished i'm home in bed cuddled up with hb in this weather.
  • 16:32:52: lemming to Barcook bakery's potato mash nacho....

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

From Twitter 05-11-2011

  • 08:41:50: no bring phone today. so smart of me
  • 12:55:57: @Knitcafe no leh. my new toy no clothes so nv bring out
  • 13:10:25: had my fill of Fu Lin yong tau hu. craving for it ever since they took down their stall @ ION food opera.
  • 14:39:49: y i keep missing the mirror necklace from @smooch ?
  • 16:51:07: i feel like a toilet cleaner, in a kio sai (clear shit) department. less than an hr to a shitty day

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From Twitter 05-10-2011

  • 17:16:57: can't wait to knock off n spend time with my new toy

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

From Twitter 05-09-2011

  • 10:00:52: @smoochsg hi pls chk out #2267, ordered 1 blazer n wrapdress but was billed w/ 1 more blazer. paid $69 n emailed @ 9.23pm.
  • 16:13:24: barcook bakery n swiss bake for monday lunch

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Monday, May 09, 2011

From Twitter 05-08-2011

  • 00:49:57: RT @verydeepsleep: at those margins, Joo Chiat SMC may not exist for the next GE #sgelections
  • 00:54:50: RT @xjieke: if not for Uncle Goh TPL is long gone... Fuck... Disappointment... #sgelections
  • 01:48:04: RT @mrbrown: PM proves when you say sorry, you can get 3% more than your 2006 performance. #sgelections
  • 02:53:11: this video is certainly worth 46 min of my life via @youtube

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

From Twitter 05-06-2011

  • 18:38:33: cool. i just got my 2nd apple product. iphone 3GS being the first.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

From Twitter 05-05-2011

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

From Twitter 05-03-2011

  • 08:38:05: cant wait to watch 高海拔之戀II by Mi and louis koo
  • 08:47:26: @jasz05 they jus finished shooting. should be in another few months
  • 13:03:11: HAHAH....someone forgot his keys.他也有今天。muahhahaha!!!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

From Twitter 05-02-2011

  • 22:22:30: on 12th rep out of 20. less than half to go, but find it tad too short for my liking. might inc to 25 reps instead. half done then. 12/25
  • 22:27:28: which means a longer edge to be done for Queen S

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Monday, May 02, 2011

From Twitter 05-01-2011

  • 18:07:30: 6 out of 20 reps done for Queen Silvia

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

From Twitter 04-29-2011

  • 00:14:13: @ssedro the store was offline this afternoon
  • 07:27:34: @ssedro u managed to get yours? i might go try my luck at the stores later.
  • 07:47:46: @Knitcafe no la.....q for what? avail stock then buy
  • 08:38:44: @Knitcafe u can check one of FB post from ytd for prices
  • 09:18:06: @ssedro will u be getting the wifi only or wifi + 3G?
  • 09:27:31: @ssedro still on the fence between the two...let's see which has stock left when i decide to get it. :p
  • 09:28:49: its the #RoyalWedding in less than 12 hours! can't wait to see the dress and the new princess.
  • 09:29:16: @reimasae so happening!!!!
  • 13:28:59: seems like most wifi+3g model was sold out this morning. give me more time to cool down and think abt it. still waiting for ipad2 JB.
  • 16:43:15: trust no woman or man
  • 18:04:02: jus time to see Kate's dress. blew me away instantly #rw2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011

From Twitter 04-28-2011

  • 09:15:18: hey i am not a wall, stop leaning so close to me. btw, u dun smell good. *pinch nose*
  • 09:22:46: @meishanl not tired. but its nice to break off in the prime. that what most celebrities did, died or retire in their prime.... haha
  • 11:44:29: ipad 2, shld i get one with 3G or without?
  • 13:56:34: @smoochsg noticed that Chandelier Mirror is not on BO...... :S
  • 14:19:53: @smoochsg thanks, will keep a look out
  • 14:30:38: omg, queus are forming to get ipad2. *faint*

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

From Twitter 04-27-2011

  • 08:35:46: @meishanl good ah...i dun wanna live so long. *continues to sit*
  • 11:13:44: should i have mos burger today? since ytd's budget was free up.
  • 11:44:32: so hungry i can eat my lipbalm for lunch
  • 13:26:53: HOHO....Its real holiday for me on 7 May.
  • 14:40:27: "I will look after you for the next 5 years", says MM Lee - General Election 2011 via @AddThis
  • 14:49:06: @Knitcafe my grc walkover ma... i might push KO to sunday instead
  • 15:07:18: @smoochsg any chance of BO for the Chandelier Mirror Necklace? i was too slow during the launch.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When i put aside knitting

Then what would I be doing? It's shopping, not of wool or yarn, but of apparels. So I guess retail therapy still works out pretty well for me.

So the local shopping scene is much similar to the yarn industry. You will find brick and mortar boutiques or online blogshops (BS). Glad to say that I saved up quite a bit which goes in the money for yarn. In between launches of BSs, I will work on my latest project. This sound like stalking for Wollmeise yarn every friday. Anyhow, this post is a short review for a few BSs which I had patronised and in no particular order of ranking.

BS for shoes are hard to come by. Few BSs will have a pair once in a while. So this is indeed rare for shoes lovers. However, the thing about shoes is that you need to try on. Buying based on measurement given could be risky at times. My first pair was passed to my mom cuz I got pretty wide feet. So I might go one size up for their pretty flats. Owner is a young pretty lass out to venture in the world of fashion. Still, I am looking forward to her next collection on thursday.

Known previously as Set up by 2 ladies, Sarah & Mery, with a great and unique fashion senses. Quality of apparels had only failed me once, when the measurement given was off. However, that piece was returned and I had my refund. Everything was done in a timely manner, kudos to their customer service. With that in mind, I had made more purchases and even recommended to friends. My biggest wish is that they could bring in more stock for their items. They always ran out within a minute of the launch. Being on backorder is the other way to your items.

Their clothes are quite affordable despite being on dot com basis. Dot com shops do have more overheads, especially when they are doing very good on LJ and move over to dot com. They will need a good server that supports them during each launch. In their previous carnation, I had a few qualms about them due to their website going down when they do an update. Once being item short delivered and other times having to wait for their page to load while my item went out of stock during check out. Currently, they placed their shop on, which I hope they do not increase their prices. Shopping experience since the change had been smooth but items run out within 2 minutes. Faster fingers win the game.

Another one which move to dot com recently. Unlike SMooch, they do not keep a data base for customers to trace their orders (so does Hollyhoque). Its something which is very essential to customers. They to know their payment confirmations, delivery or even credit notes. I find it a waste of effort to move to dot com if owners do not take customers seriously by not improving. Its a giant step to move on, but does their service getting in the same direction and speed? I seriously doubt so. I used to love shopping on their LJ launches and received some lovely items.
Ever since their move, I had stop not in spite of their service but of their designs and quality. I had read negative feedbacks on local forums hence this shop will be on the backseat unless they up a few notches on their website config.

This is the biggest and most successful ones that move to dot com last August. There were also issues with server problems during their few initial launches but were all ironed out subsequently with dedicated servers. It's not a wonder when a few thousand people are loading their browsers to check out on new items. I do get their basic items once in a while. Prices had a hike since their move so there are times when items were overpriced

I do love to mention other BS, but will leave it to next round.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011

From Twitter 04-24-2011

  • 16:34:30: finally get my hands on dean's breakfast and hb's on darling's eggs from The Plain

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

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Friday, April 22, 2011

From Twitter 04-21-2011

  • 13:49:37: @smoochsg will Chandelier Mirror Necklace be restock or BO?
  • 16:13:40: ppl around are quite hyped up for the JP Morgan run later...pray no rain k.
  • 18:47:15: and wkend just started. so precious

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

From Twitter 04-20-2011

some ppl are over buying and some are just lazy to shop. but doesnt shopping and wearing new stuffs cheers one up?
@mypreciouschest hi is the Chic Drape necklace still avail?
@mypreciouschest how do i reserve one?
darn! its way too crowded at #theplaincafe. gonna try our luck this weekend. no reservations on wkends. booooo!!
came home to a mailbox packed with YARN!

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

We went to the Zoo

Well, when was the last time I hit the zoo? Too long to remember, perhaps more than the fingers on one hand. Anyways, we made our way to Singapore Zoo on his birthday. How creative can a wife be? Hah, that's me. The birthday guy got free entrance and a complimentry scoop of ice cream from Ah-Meng's Restaurant. Too bad no Ben & Jerry's though.

My favorite shot of the day.

Knitting while off the grindstone is probably boring me out soon. As I kept finishing way too fast and sifting for pattern that might intrigue me enough to cast on is not catching up.

A pair of socks probably take me at most 6 days. On average, I clocked at least 1 item a week. Still, the yarns are aplenty. Meanwhile, am stocking up a few hanks in the Knitpicks spree.

Back to pattern looking on ravelry.

Friday, February 11, 2011

plenty of warmth

something that was gifted to me and i have it near my window now. guess it needs a bigger pot soon. now, where is my Green Thumb?

Monday, January 10, 2011

back for a minute

Almost 6 months had passed since my last post here. Perhaps a lot of people had forgotten to check this blog. A lot had been going on with home, work, shopping and knitting.

Although this space had been left alone, I never did put down my knitting. THe longest that I did not touch my needles was around 2 weeks. I simply had no idea what to cast on. No patterns nor yarn called out to me. I did not buy yarn for quite some time too, this exclude the Madelinetosh sweater club which i joined earlier and got my last shipment not too long ago. On clubs, Colleen joined the Cookie A sock club with me. How could I stand by and do nothing when this is one club by my favorite sock designer. FYI, the club is sold out a few days after we got in. I am still looking for a lace club.

So what have I finished so far in 2011? 1 pair of Milo socks, 1 Cusp sock. And hopefully many more to come and make 2011 full of knitting good-ness.

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