Saturday, May 26, 2007

Slow progress

There's been slow progress on the knitting front since I got back from my trip South. I've been leaving the office later to cope with the new responsibilites which came with my recent move to a divisional position and that means knitting time is greatly reduced and easier projects needed to help me unwind. This Tweed jumper was casted on for 'comfort-knitting' with Rowan DK in burnt orange. It's mine and I'm not following any specific pattern since it's just plain stocking stitch and probably crew neck.

A little FO, hiking socks for son, unblocked. Meant to take pictures of DH modeling it, but the hairy legs got a little camera-shy! This was to be the first of 3, knitted with remanants and stash superwash wool until I realised more than 2 balls of 50g are required. Unless I get really creative with mixing some odd colours together, there's just going to be this pair for now. I may be able to whip up a woollie hat with 3 balls of the same yarn to match the socks though.
The 2nd sleeve of Clan sweater is finally on the way and here it is in a pic with some of my favourite tea pots. By the way, I've joined KnittersTeaSwap3 and am having fun preparing the parcel for my KTS pal Cathy.
My late father, a porcelain goods importer, gave me most of the Chinese pots in my collection and the most treasured is this little old man. They were samples given to foreign importers in the 1970s' and I believe some may not have been put into commerical production.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I brought back..

It was a 2-day seminar in Singapore and really there wasn't time for LYS hoping but look what I came home with! All the Clover assessories that I've been drooling over and 7 balls of Rowan Tapestry (I took all GD had in this shade!) of which I have absolutely no idea what to knit into. I just couldn't resist the colours and like I told Regg (thanks for everything) "I must have them else I won't be able to sleep tonight!"
All I was meant to bring back on this trip were these 12 packs Mona and I had previously ordered and since we could save some postage...

My cabin trolley bag sans clothes, shoes, toiletry bag and tons of seminar materials!

What wouldn't we do for yarn??! Since I had to check out of the hotel early morning, I parked the bag + some at the seminar hall, took everything on a coach ride to a site visit and then onward to the airport without baggage check-in. Guess what, the tour would have been difficult but it was a breeze!!! The yarn fairies came out as 2 very helpful chaps (seminar attendees) who carried, pushed and pulled everything during the site visit. Bless them!!

And so ends another yarny adventure.....

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thank You SP10

Isn't it just perfect? A Saturday morning lie-in and DH very obligingly drove off to the post office to bring this home.
So thoughtful of you to tissue wrap each item including the balls of Colorado Yarns. I'm glad they're worsted superwash and the Bouncle from is in one of my favourite shades. How did you know my old row-counter is falling apart? Yours came just in time for FPS!

Definitely will enjoy the chocolates, lavender soap and potpurri scents. Thanks again!!!

Have a good weekend everyone and to mothers; HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY tomorrow.

Monday, May 07, 2007

I really really have to..

Get on with the second leg and cast on for hiking-socks-2 to meet the June deadline for 3 pairs!
Finish the sleeves !Keep ourselves motivated (Regg & Mona) with a progress report. Just so that I don't blog the Forest Path Stole to death, there won't be another till Tier 8

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Red Sahara

Sahara from Stitch Diva, Size: XS
Yarn: 6 x 50 gm x (?) yds, 100% Acrylic by Peony (Japanese)
Needles: 3 mm & 3.5mm
Gauge: 26 sts to 4"
Modifications: Ribbing at base instead of Lace Pattern, Add 1 lace repeat at neckline

Progress report - Forest Path Stole - Tier 1