Friday, 29 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
It seems that the past three weeks have been so busy, and I have not been able to do much (Do I always say this?). It looks like April will be another miss for the UFO challenge. I guess I’ll have to get used to the idea that not all UFOs are meant to be FOs.
Busy with the kids around on holiday, busy with my friend visiting me, busy with life in general… No time for sewing does not mean no time for knitting. Actually, knitting is more portable: a few stitches at the pool, another few stitches in the car, and again while doing homework…
I now have 3 projects on the go:
- The orange ripple: this is an almost 2-year UFO. And it seems that it will stay that way for a couple more weeks! Only have the front left to knit, but I received an order from Lady Gaia’s mum.
- Lady February for Lady Gaia. That’s the order: a neutral, goes-with-everything cardi. I loved knitting the Lady February for J. a few years ago. It is a top to bottom knit with raglan sleeves and can easily be adapted to any size. I am knitting it in grey. I know, not very baby-ish, but not all babies have to be in pink. And I am sure that with some girly details, it will make it interesting.
- Shaelyn. I’ve seen this shawl on Ravelry for a while now. I guess it is like the Lady February, you can not be a member of Ravelry without knitting one of these. I am sure I can always find use for a shawl in S’pore!
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Should I really comment? This is for my neighbour’s son. Guess what, they’re going to have a Pirates theme carnival at school!
This has been done in less than 30 minutes. I shaped, cut, sewed, put an elastic at the back. Then drew the skull free hand, zigzagged with red thread… and Voila! Done! Juliette was happy to sport her scarier Pirate face.
And now, is this one picture too many?
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Lady Gaia’s mum told me that she needed a hat for her little girl, that covers her ears and that stays in place. How I understand her! So many times my kids refused to keep their hat on, taking any opportunity to remove it… and then you worry that they might catch a cold.
The first thing I envisioned was a cagoule. But do you remember those horrid things some kids had to wear at school: acrylic yarn, tight around the face, itchy and so not flattering.
Thankfully, I found this pattern in one of my Sublime booklets.
Should go very nicely with this little top.
About the top: no pattern there. Just garter stitches, and improvisation. I started with the back, then worked the neck line and both sides at the same time.
All in all, I used 2 balls for the top and hat. The yarn is Sirdar, bought at Golden Dragon, and this is what left of the two balls. No waste for these projects.
Now what do you think about the fabric in the background?
Saturday, 2 April 2011
It was planned for Wednesday. I had rearranged my week so I could spend more than a couple of hours at the shop. I had a great time, a very nice lunch (brown rice with duck), and would have loved it even more if my friend could have been with me as planned.
I am making a ‘carry-it-all’ bag. It is going to take me for ages as I am doing it all by hand, but the Japanese fabrics are so beautiful.