Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I am quite rush! Gambateh!
Yes, I have started another 2 projects right after I have completed the simple black. With the left yarn Peony ( 3 balls +), I simply designed a short sleeves cardigan/bolero for myself. I choose a lace pattern from a pattern book and now I have made about 60% of it. I need to get another ball because I want to crochet the edge of it. This yarn material is quite light and hopefully it comes out good! Here is the picture. I still have another 2 sleeves to go!

At the same time, I am knitting a sleeveless top for my deary friend Samantha. Her birthday is coming soon and this is a pattern which she chosen. I am about to complete the front piece. Its quite hard to follow the lace pattern since I have to do difficult stitch at the wrong side instead of simple purl only. After repeating the pattern for the second time, I can remember the pattern quite well now. Just abit confusing at the neck line shape-up part, will go to the yarn shop and get help from my SI FU ( master in cantonese ). This is a pattern from a Jap magazine named Let's Knit Series. Will confirm with you all which issue it is k!

Well, I dint forget my Fern-leave, I still crochet some when I am tired of knitting. And what i worried about now is, I couldnt finish the fern-leave as I THINK I COULD fly back to state anytime in Nov. Believe me, this crochet project is a very complicating task, but the good thing is, so far I still wanna complete it soo much. Not thinking of quiting at all! Good news!
wow.. sexy brother!

Thats my sexy brother with the simple black which i specially knitted for him! Dont you think it looks soo good on him? I really like the outcome of this piece and my brother wants me to knit him another one in blue. I wont promise him because I really had enough in this boring project! I use Aminah yarn ( 10 balls ) for this project with circular needle 3.5mm. I iron steamed the separate knitted piece first, then sew them all together. My brother wants the sleeves in slightly bell-shaped and It comes out exactly how he wants it to be. He thinks the sleeves is bit too short. I will iron steam it again to lengthen it!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I name it Fern-leaf!

So here are the pictures of my crochet project! I name it fern-leaf as it composed of flowers, petals, leaf kind of patterns. Dont you think it is soo amazingly sweet n beautiful? I just cant wait to complete it and now my progress is still considered slow =(
I have made one sleeve of the simply black and another one more sleeve to go! woo hoo.. maybe another 2 days or so then i will totally complete that project! And I will post it up here.
My internet is messed up these few days because the modem is broken. Well, a new one will be here soon and hopefully I can get back my good connection a.s.a.p. Life without internet access nowdays is a cruel torture to me.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Better get back to it
After completing my FBS, I am actually busy crochetting a nice sweater currently! This sweet sweater is composed by 4 different small patterns which are flowers, leaves, fern type of shape! I have to make lots of them... then sew them together... and only crochet the edge of the whole sweater in lace pattern! I got this pattern from a japanese crochet magazine and I will post the picture up here when i snap some pics of it! You will fall in love with it once you see it! The yarn shop owner told me it takes so much time and effort to complete this project and I should really think twice before i START it! I really really like it so much, therefore I bought some cotton crochet yarn and started this project. hehe... And honestly I keep this strong MIND in my brain to urge myself to complete it as soon as possible! So far the progress is still OK, Its lucky that I am able to knit/crochet in my new job as well ! haha..
At the same time, my brother is complaining about how bad a sister i am as I totally stop knitting his SIMPLY BLACK for some times. Please forgive me dear bro, you really have no idea how boring that black sweater is! But there is only 2 sleeves to go, so I put my crochet project aside, and get back to the blackie sweater this evening! hopefully I can complete it by this weekend and he is able to wear it next week! =)
One good news to share here... John and I finally receive another email fomr USCIS informing us that my K3 visa is approved and a letter is now sent to Johns. Well, I know that will take some times for me to get further details n instruction to deal with the local embassy here! At least, I know I am going back to states soon. Can you believe that I been back here for almost 8 months? Yes, I am apart from my newly wedded hubby for 8 months! That sucks! But, I start feeling reluctant to leave my sweet homeland Malaysia, especially my dearest parents and brother! For love, I have married this man who is sooo far away from my own country, and I am ready to start my new life there with him. And deep inside my heart, I wish i can do more for my parents, my family. I want them to live happily! I can imagine how badly I cry when i leave them in airport... buckets and buckets of tears.. oh dear!
Papa, mama and sei lou... I always love you! THanks for the sincere wishes and the faith in me. This makes me stronger and go further! Again, I love you all!

Monday, September 04, 2006

I block it again !

So.. after getting some helps from my knitting forum, I block my FBS again using the STEAM methods! well... eventhough we read about not to iron any knitting garment from some articles, still i steam ironning my FBS. It comes out much better than before, and I was sooo happy when i see it! Finally, my FBS is flying wonderfully in the air... woo hoo ~
Its a gift for my dear friend Daph, and she thought i bought it somewhere! She is now in her vacation in Scotland and she will be heading to Prague today! I love scotland and Prague! Miss the time I studied in Glasgow, travelling around in europe! aaa.. Superb!