Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yarn from Keito-Zakka store

Yarn and more delicious yarn! This time from Japan! I ordered via a yarn store, Keito-Zakka store at Rakuten - a Japanese marketplace website. This is a sister company to Gosyo Japan which stocks Pierrot yarns.

I found their yarn on special discount and couldn't wait to order as the prices were so attractive. Each ball of yarn (40g) only costing about 138 yen!! What a steal!! But the delivery charges are costly though - about 1,100 yen.

Their delivery was fast, direct courier from Japan! And best of all, the yarn were of great quality! I ordered the Coquelicot yarn (100% cotton) and the Zakka Lace yarn. Simple irresistible!! See for yourself!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Classic Elite Yarn Miracle

Found this discontinued yarn for sale in the stash of one of a Raveler ( Ordered and here it came delivered from US!! Hooray! I am going to try using this yarn to work in Larissa Brown's Cream of Spinach scarf pattern.. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yarn from Quince and Co.

Received my yarn order from Quince & Co. Delicious 5 skeins.. They are for my new project which I have yet to decide what to work on. Simply love their quality yarn !

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

L e a v e s !! Leaves !! Leaves!!

It's been a while since I touch my needles! Got to know a lovely site "Little Cotton Rabbits" and fell in love with their rabbits. Also found a "leaves" pattern (also found in Ravelry) which I am currently very busy with. Check out my completed leaves!! 

Knitted with Rowan Softknit cotton, 4mm needles.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jo Sharp Shoulder Warmer

I am proud to finally show you my completed Shoulder Warmer! There was a long delay last year due to my injured hand but I am glad I finally manage to complete it ... The pattern is actually quite easy and straightforward using Rib stitch, suitable for a beginner like me.

The shoulder warmer was done using Jo Sharp "Rare Comfort Kid Mohair" yarn in Colour 610 Millet (about 3 balls of 25g in total).

1 pair 6mm needles
Cast on 46 stitches
Row 1 Knit 2, Purl 2; repeat to end
Row 2 Knit all the Purl stitches and Purl all the Knit stitches of the previous row
Repeat pattern Row 1 & 2 until it measures about 110cm or as suitable to fit around yourself
Cast off

Making Up
With the right side facing each other, join the ends along the Cast Off and Cast On edges using the edge to edge stitch (invisible seam).

< Credits to Jo Sharp >

Have fun knitting it too!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year 2010 !

Handknitter wishes all a belated Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year 2010!

How did you spend your Xmas and New Year? Hope it was a blast! I received a pair of casual riding boots and a Bingo Lotto set as my Xmas presents. I like them lots. What did you get? Hope its all what you want and cheers to a fantastic new year ahead!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We are Two !

Happy Birthday... we turn two today!! Handknitter Craft Journal is two years old today. Thanks for being around all this while and do continue to drop by to read my adventures as we cheers to more good years ahead!