Monday, March 31, 2008

First Blue Sock Part 1

My first attempt at making my first sock is almost 80% done! How happy I am! Can you spot the heel already done up? Didnt know it could be this easy. Now I still have to shape the front toes of the first sock then to sew them up and it shall be completed! Just cant wait to see my other half completed as well... and see my first pair of socks done up!! *Applause please as an encouragement to a novice*

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pay It Forward !

Lovely idea
From “The Yarn CafĂ©” Blog

The first three people to comment on this post will receive a gift from me,
sometime within the next 365 days.
Who knows when it will turn up, or what it will be, but rest assured, it will arrive.
All you have to do is promise to make the same declaration on your blog,
and send out gifts to three of your lovely readers.
Easy Peasy.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Great knitting companion - International Channel FM 96.3

Love to knit at nights where it is quiet. Its even better to knit in the night with a lovely companion - easylistening music on night programs called "Music Interlude". Great music to go along when you knit away! This is an international channel by MediaCorp Singapore. Bet you will also love this wonderful companion at International Channel 96.3 FM to knit with too ...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sock away!

This time I must try my hands at knitting a pair of socks! This will be my first attempt! Its not going to be easy to manage on my own but I will try. Found an easy pattern and here's my progress so far -about barely 5% done of sock 1.

Pattern: Bumper Book of Knitting
Yarn: Rowan Classic Cashsoft 4 ply yarn
Knitting Needles: 3mm bamboo circular needles

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NO dream is big to be fulfilled

Found inspiration lately from a TV program called "So Simple" telecast on Channel U. Its about life inspiring travelogues and simplicity of life looking through the eyes of a poetic traveller played by a Singaporean TV artiste. Through the program, saw few people featured from Taiwan and Japan leading simple yet fulfilling lives. Have you ever wanted to learn to be organic, to live in a tree-house or just to leave your busy lifestyles behind and venture to a new place? No dream is too big to fulfil if you wish to ! Enjoy the essence of life ! Please spread the wonderful life lessons to everyone. Inspirational shots abound at :

So Simple TV Show Blog 2 (in English/Chinese)

Some lovely crafts produced by The Simple Folks (mastermind of the "So Simple" TV progam) at Poetic Zakka.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Simply Knitting magazine

Got my latest copy of "Simply Knitting" magazine from Borders bookstore. Rated the Britain's best seller, this has been my favourite read for knitting inspirations and stories. This issue comes with a thoughtful pattern counter to track your pattern progress, in case you forgot which row you are at. This will be definitely useful for the FORGETFUL me!!

Simply Knitting is having their Simply Knitalong where you can join in knitting a pair of socks. You can get your free sock pattern for download and to knit. The link is at "Simply Knitalong: Feet First (21 Feb 08 post)"!

See My Free Pattern Counter above !

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

MAAD Sunday

It was a MAAD Sunday on 2 March 2008 at Red Dot Museum, Singapore. MAAD stands for "Market for Artists and Designers" and typically this event falls on the first Sunday of every month. I had never been to MAAD and got an invitation so thought I will go and take a look. It was quite an interesting bazaar! Quite a few mini stalls set up within the Museum at Maxwell Road and saw quite a few crafters there. Mostly, jewellry and accessories creators. Some handmade fashion makers and also 1 decorative light inventor. The Red Dot Museum was open free to public that day and so I had a chance to visit and get some creative ideas.. Will probably visit the MAAD again to get some interesting inspiration ... or ha! maybe get my works displayed one of these days !

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dropped a stitch

I dropped a stitch and did not discover this mistake. Now what a headache! Had to reverse all the 4 rows of my knitting on my shoulder warmer as I made this silly mistake. Aarghh..

This piece of my shoulder warmer (knitted in Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair wool) would probably still need another month or so to complete. Although the pattern is pretty simple but I just wonder why the knitting still takes such a long time to complete. I better speed up cos I still have other knit plans ....