Friday, April 30, 2010

Pink Slippers

These pink slippers were crocheted for Adik as a substitute for her request for a pair of 'baby booties'

-> I wonder how she'll look like in a pair of booties (her size!) :D

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another FO - re: Sneakpeek April 2010

Yeay... another accomplishment! Managed to downscale the original 'Travelling Woman' shawl pattern into roughly half of its original size:
~ Mini 'Travelling Woman' Shawl ~

~ close-up of the lace ~

I was so eager to see the finished object but the reality is: I really need to focus on my school work right now... so I need to find a way to do my hobbies without getting in the way! (Otherwise... I'm finished!)

Thanks to Iklima for lending me the tacks for blocking, and Encho for the encouragement and praises.  You gals rock!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pencil case for Angah

It was after I finished Adik's cardigan that Angah came to me and asked me to do something for her. A cardigan for her size will take longer to knit so I did something that she can use for school; a pencil case.

This is my own pattern - only single crochet was used, even the sides!

Friday, April 9, 2010

My first ever.. knitted cardigan

I know that I should be writing something else... but it's as if there's a big magnet that draws me to write this post.  This is my first try on a cardigan... a knitted cardigan.  Finished long before I did my crocheted 'cropped' cardigan.  At that time, I was very new to knitting, but I took my chances on this pattern out of curiosity  (never mind the phrase 'curiosity killed the cat'... ) he he he

No cat was killed during the days involved to finish this cardigan.  Only my pocket hurt a bit; in exchange for yarns, markers and a circular needle.  Some stitches are missing, but all in all, I managed to knit the cardigan - yeah!!! And Adik loves her cardigan very much! 

The pattern is suitable for beginners.  It involves garter stitch, stockinette stitch and eyelets. Since I didn't have a slightest idea on how different parts will be assembled into a single cardigan, it was really fun when it was time to do so.  To those who haven't try knitting (or crocheting) a garment, find one - start with something small like baby's or toddler's size, and have fun!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sneakpeek - April 2010

This is my current work-in-progress:
~ preview of another WIP ~

Originally this is just a try-out for a new pattern that involves lace that I haven't had the courage to venture into before this.  Never thought that I could produce something like this (ahaks!).  A close-up of the pattern is shown here:

Stay tuned for the finished object!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A substitute for a marker

I did buy a packet of markers but they are not fully used. They sort of get in my way when I was crocheting or knitting. In some cases, the weight simply pull the yarn down and ... well, when you don't like something... the list will go on, won't it? :P

However, crocheting in circle with a marker may help you keep track of the number of stitches easily. So I used a strand of yarn (or two) with contrasting colour in place for the marker, like this:

Hope it works with you gals too!