Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ravelry community

I joined the Ravelry Community as a member on 11 Feb 08 - nickname "KNITCRAFTER". The site contains lots of interesting news, patterns, people and info about knitting and crochet. Still in its beta version now. The community is growing stronger by the day! If you wish to get connected with the community and not to miss out on the fun, you got to visit You have to sign up in order to receive an invitation to join the community so act now.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Moda Vera wool

Finally got my hands on some new wool from the Spotlight store. They were having a sale. Australian wool. Simply irrestible colours and texture! These are gorgeous wool with a blend of 50% acrylic and 50% wool. Look! These are the 50 gram MODA VERA Harmony wool in Colour No 5 Tones of Red & Brown.

Composition: 50% acrylic 50% wool
Meterage per ball: approx 70m
Needle Size: 5.5mm
Tension: 20 stitches x 25 rows (10cm x10cm sq)

These wool would be perfect for the next knitting project -scarf, hat, sock ... Due to the lovely colours, I could not resist and had also gotten wool in Colour No 4 Tones of Blue and Colour No 6 Tones of Green. Now I think I might have too many of them. If anyone likes these wool too, I am willing to let go of some of them at the price of S$3 per ball, but you will have to bear the related packing and shipping charges. Do leave me a comment or drop me an email if you are interested and you can tell me what quantity you need. Now what I need to do is to find some nice knitting pattern for these wool...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Dear Valentine


To my dear sweet hubby valentine,

I promise to be good. To be sweet, nice and tolerant to you.
To cook, knit and be there for you at all times.
And to always be your wonderful lovely wife! Smoouch !

Love always, xoxo
Your wife a.k.a. Handknitter

Thought I ought to declare and make a pledge to my dear valentine on this special day for any bad times I made him go through ... sorry dear!~ I will do my best ..

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Gong xi fa cai!

That means "wishing you many good luck and fortune" in Chinese and that's what we greet each other during our Lunar New Year! Following the Lunar Calendar, we celebrated our Chinese New Year on 7 Feb 2008 this year to usher in the auspicious Year of the Rat !!

7 and 8 Feb was a public holiday and we were out busy visiting and reuniting with friends and relatives that we have not seen for a while. It was a busy time for everyone! Springcleaning, shopping for new year goodies, packing red packets... etc (Distributing red packets or "ANG POW" by the married to the younger children and the unmarried is a Chinese custom to show that one has reach independence and to give good wishes to the younger) It was a good time to gather and reunite with friends and family ! May spring be a good start for everyone and wish everyone a Happy New Year ahead! GONG XI FA CAI!!