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Busy Bee

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I've been pretty busy lately.... thought not in knitting :P though i did manage to progress a wee tiny bit on my Ms Marigold

My folks are coming and they will be landing on me TOMORROW! All i have been doing these last few days was cleaning ... cleaning ... AND MORE CLEANING!

Once they go home... it will be full steam ahead with my knitting :)))

I feel the rain... I feel the rain....

Friday, October 13, 2006

Weather here was horrible these last few days... rainy, windy and absolutely gloomy :( Where has the rays of sunshine gone? oh well... we do need the rain ... it also looks like its going to rain today as well...

Another of my girlfriend got married over the weekend, thank God for beautiful weather on that day! I wonder who will be next...

I have started on MsMarigold and so far, I think i am doing ok. This is what i have done so far....

This is the first time I am knitting a top for myself and this patt has instructions to knit in the round... meaning, there are no seams to sew! I hate seaming... and no prizes for guessing i am terrible at it! Does anyone out there actually like seaming???

For someone who is not keen on green.... you may be surprised that i have chosen this lime green for my top ..... hahaha... this is the only green i like :P I saw some shoes at Nine West yesterday that is the exact shade.... hmmm .... u think i should get it to match my top?

The cascade yarn i ordered from Yarns Online arrived a while ago... I have never knitted with cascade yarns before and I was pleasantly surprised it came in hanks :) I made my DH help me wind them into balls... tedious... and he was complaining by the time we finished the second ball... thats when i casually mentioned that maybe i should get a yarn winder. He said "so why don't you?" I said its a little pricy and his reply was "if it gets me out of doing this, its a good investment" .... you think it means i can go ahead and get one? hahaha I should really be starting on the Marsupial Tote ... its a belated gift for a girlfriend ... but i am such a procrastinator!!!!! arrghhh......


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Have been pretty busy at knitting wise... not much progress. I admit I am also feeling a tiny bit lazy these days :P The last two weeks I have been totally spolit ....
I got this from my husband....

Peter Alexander
new PJs ... yeah! Any slumber parties anyone?

And yesterday in the mail, I receive this from Cathy for the dishcloth exchange... arent they lovely?

Look... i even got hand cream...THANKS CATHY!!!

Dishcloth Exchange

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Its done! Finito.... here are the pictures... (pardon my messy work desk ... oops!)

Hope my pal will like it... this is kinda fun... will look forward to future exchanges :))))

I think its ok now....

After so many tries... this is my Swish With a Twist...
I am not sure if it is entire right... but its the best i have done, and I reckon it looks ok... :)

Ooooo......SP9 ...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I do not really fancy funky fibres (eg; eyelash, fur, feathers etc) or acrylics. Anything else is ok with me... recently have taken a liking to cotton/cotton blend yarn...

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
At the moment, they are all over the place, in their plastic sleeves ... oops...not very organized

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I started knitting a couple years ago when i was still living in Singapore but stopped when I moved to Australia. I have recently picked up my needles again after a 4-5 years, and I love the craft even more. I think I am a beginner ... i still have sooooo much more to learn..

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?, but if i had one... it will be HUGE.. hahaha

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
Cannot go wrong with Larvender or something Citrus ... definitely not Ylang Ylang or Jasmine!

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Ohh... Dark chocolate of course!!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I like papercraft (eg cards, journal books). Spinning is something I intend to take up, as soon as i find some time .. :P

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Any music is ok... cept heavy metal... sure .... my computer can play MP3s

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
Red is my fav... erm... i don't have any colors i just cannot stand, but i do tend to stay away from blue and certain greens (except lime green) ....

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am married, no children... and have 2 fur kids!

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I have some scarves, no hats, no mittens nor ponchos... I would wear them if i had them

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Don't have a favourite as yet... but i have a feeling it may be socks... as soon as i learn how to make them!! I find I do not have much patience to knit scarves...

13. What are you knitting right now?
I am making a top, pattern is Mrs Marigold

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Definitely YES!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I much prefer bambo circular needles

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
6 months... i started knitting a shawl end of autum (May) but got bored with it and it is now too hot ... will try to finish it for next winter (fingers crossed)

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Lazing by the beach... or going on a food holiday... yummy

19. Is there anything that you collect?
I collect stuff with cow print motifs

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
After participating in the Dishcloth Exchange...I am dying to get my hands on some Sugar n Cream cotton yarn to see what the fuss is about (we don't got those in Australia) and the Mason-Dixon book...I currently have subscriptions to Interweave Knits, and usually buy Vogue Knitting mag as well...

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
There are too many to name... as i am still a novice in this ancient craft

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Sadly .... i am not a sock knitter ... yet.... I will be though.... before next winter. I think my foot is a US 7.5 (Australian size 6)

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
25 March is the day :)