Thursday, October 26, 2006

We spoiled ourself pretty good!
I always think God is good and mercy to let me be a female, woman! I really really think there are too many special ways that gals can spoil themself! haha... SO tonight is a night that me and Sam decide to spoil ourself! She picked me up from work at 5pm and we got the ticket for a movie at 8.40pm. That means, we still had 2 hours plus for shopping and something else. And we wanted to do manicure! =)
Thats a small but sweet nail shop in the mall and it was jam packed with people. We waited for about 15mins to get to our turn. I chosen a very sweet and solid pink! Hello Kitty pink! And Sam chosen a shiny crystal purple !

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And I finally passed the liatris Sam to sam last night! She tried it on in the fitting room. haha.. and I quickly snap this picture to show you all! It definitely looks nice on her!!! SHe loves it!

We watched the Prestige and the story is just OK and personally i think the movie was too long and boring at the middle part! But no harm to watch 2 handsome actors at all! =) Again, I enjoy this night out with Sam alot. Next Tuesday, 31st of Oct, we will be hunting ice-cream at Baskin robin 31! ha! Cant wait for next date with Sam!

Friday, October 20, 2006

slow slow progress!
I have decided to make a shawl with the fern-leave crochet pattern. I know it will come out nice as well but I really wish I could complete it in the original cardigan. There are actually 4 different crochet patterns to make up the whole pattern. 2 of them are just too complicated. So all this while I been crochetting another 2 simple ones. Thats what showed in the picture below.

To make a nice and big shawl, I really need to do tons of this! I have no any other knitting/crochet projects on hand, so i can concentrate in finishing it! GAM BA TEH! So everyone, have a look at how many I have exactly made so far~ haha... WAY TO GO !

This the complete Liatris Sam! I will meet Sam tomorrow and will take some pics when she tries this on! Its real sweet and elegant! And it proves again how much I love lace pattern! =)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

what a day !!!
It was a very wonderful morning, my cab was late for an hour but this dint annoy me! My mood was still very good,emotion well- undercontrolled. Until...... I found that my cellphone LOST! Wait a minute, I did use my cellphone at work, I did talk to my darling... and.. I remembered I put it on the table.. WHy ? Why its gone now??? It was not a very busy day, not too many customers around but its quite hard for me to figure out WHO STEAL it.
I been using this phone since 2002. 4 years.. ITs a lousy NOKIA 8310. But honestly, I love using it and dint bother at all to spend any money to buy high-tec cellphone. I just cant believe its gone now and no longer with me. Why ??? It doesnt cost anything nowadays and Why people still wanna STEAL it??? I have lots and lots precious messages in it. Many many important numbers...
Anyway, rewind the CCTV, it shown clearly that a stupid drug- addict STOLE IT ( he was there to buy needle n syringe ). I tried calling when i found its lost and no one picked up the phone. But the stupid moron picked up when my friend called 30mins later. He asked for at least RM100 then only he will return the phone. And I decided not to give a damn. I suspend the line service and plan to get a new sim card with my old number. And I will be using the 2nd hand cellphone from my boss..sigh... Why ? why ? Its very frustrating when your cellphones gone ---- > this is the first incident which DARKEN my day! * sucks *
2nd thing is..... I still have another 6 rows to complete the liatris sam AND... I am running out of YArn!!! Frustring enough huh??!!! Yes.. I need to buy another ball just to knit another short 6 rows at the neckline! Aaahh.. eeerrr.. I cant pass it to Sam tomorrow!

So.. the mission for tomorrow will be
1) Issue a new sim card and get back some important numbers
2) Buy another ball FIRST and decide later will use the same yarn for other projects or not!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I cant finish it! =(

aaahh.. I want to finish it by 16th but seems like its a impossible mission now. Sorry Sam, I cant give it to you as a present on your big day! I only complete 75% of it! sorry sorry!!! But It is a sweet piece I know Sam will like it! Going to knit one for myself but no idea what colour yet and definitely will be using cotton yarn! woo hoo!!!
Was thinking what to be my next project and I really wish I could knit something with mohair laceweight yarn. Something loose... sexy... lacey sweater! Will search for pattern soon.
And I want to confess... I dint crochet any lately! aaahh ahhh ahhhh..well well well, I should admit that I dont think I will crochet the cardigan, but might change it to a poncho or shawl! Not a bad idea at all right ? hehe !

Saturday, October 14, 2006

SP9 questionnaire!
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love cotton and wool alot. Currently I am in Malaysia so cotton is always my first choice but I will get more wool yarn when I head back to the state. I knit more with worsted weight or lace weight yarn. Dont really like fur, eye-lash kind of fancy yarns.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I store them in a nice sweet pinky pouch. But its getting too small for all my needles and hooks. haha!

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 at the first year I was in University. I made a sweater for my BF (now husband) then several scarves as well. I would say my knitting skill is between intermediate and advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have an Amazon account but no wish list.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.)
I love fruit and flower scent, like grapefruits, berries and rose. Lately I am crazy about olive bath products!

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Ya, I love ice-cream banana split! I love dark chocolate too!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I crochet,I make cards, scrapbook and I cut hair for friends too ! I used to be a very famous hair styler when studied in Scotland. Nope, I dont spin. Would like to learn.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy
wants to make you a CD)
I love R & B.. sentimental, new age... soft rock! Ya, my computer can play MP3s

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
My current favourite colour is Green, purple and Pink! I like pastel colour! I love black n white too! I dont really like maroon, bright orange, dark brown.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I just married last year but now in Malaysia waiting for my visa to fly back to hubby. Most probably will be back before Christmas. We have a dog named Pepe!

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I wear scarves, hats at the States.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I love knit bolero, blouse, cardigan. I love lace pattern alot!

13. What are you knitting right now?
I have 2 projects on hand now. One is a birthday present for my good friend, its a sleeveless white lacey-pattern top. Another one is a crochet cardigan.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I use circular needles more often now. I prefer aluminium/metal type.

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

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Errr... 6 months! haha

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Chinese New Year and Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Stickers for scrapbook!

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have ?
There is a latest Japanese lace pattern book for knitting and crochet which I want to get so much from my yarn shop. I dont have any subscriptions now but will get some when I am back to States.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Colour Dying and Spinning.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Ya, I knitted one pair of socks so far. Size 39-40.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
Feb 3rd

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

sweet bolero!

This is a quick one! I dont think i spend more than 5 days to complete it. It came out exactly the way i want! Its amazingly sweet! woohooo~ * 0 *
I initially chose a lace pattern out of a pattern magazine, then I tried writting the whole pattern with helps from my SI FU (master). You know what, I really like this colour and I think it goes well with the black ribbon as well! Actually is the left over Peony yarn which i used to knit FBS. I just used 2 balls of Peony to complete this bolero! Cheap and Sweet!

haha... yes.. I just love it too much so I coulnt stop posing in front of the camera. Well, just share this happiness with me k? I try to concentrate on Liatris Sam and Fern-leave... Try so hard not to eye on any other PATTERN... Try so hard not to buy any YARN.. hold back hold back and hold back! hahaha... I really wanna complete the Fern-leave...