Saturday, December 23, 2006

Made it...Finally!

We're here finally in NYC!
It's Sat 7.50am (Mel 11.50pm) and we're getting ready to go out for the whole day to see the Xmas decorations in shops, and eat eat eat! We got in late last nite and grab something quick to eat. We've stocked ourselves with winter woolies but it's not that cold yet. And we should have brought umbrellas as it will be raining for most days. Adding that to the shopping list!
It took us 48hrs to get here due to engine troubles and lay overs to get us on to the next flight that wasn't overbooked.
But we made it!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

ahh it or hate it

32 rows of k2 p2 for a slow knitter is a painful experience!. I glad I can start on the 'body' of the beanie now. Looks like red jello!

Monday, December 18, 2006

More Anemones!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

say it with me.... nen, mem, nemem, Anemone!

sure looks like it! Any guesses?
Need to finish the other side so I can free up my circulars for the cap. Not buying another circ in the same size as I'll be getting the Knit Pick Options needles.. ohh drooool!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The swatch

Nice, firm with the right amount of stretch in it using 3.25mm needles. I wonder if it'll be too firm with 3.00mm needles?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Box of Goodies from Celia!

They're here!
After being on a yarn stash diet, I was hankering for some Optim wool. It's the softest 100% merino I have ever touched/felt and Celia had some at her Etsy shop.

And I did - I think I bought what she had :).
While yarn shopping (can a knitter ever stop at one hank/skein/ball?), I decided to get a ball of alpaca and winder too.
Top row: Small Winder
Second row L to R: lovely stitch markers (Thank you, Celia!), Optim Blue and Optim Pink.
Third RowL to R: 100% Merino RED RED handspun by Celia (look at that RED!), Peachy Alpaca and more Optim Rover.

Now what will I do with all these goodies :p

Queen of Frogging?

yup yup yup ... and here's my crown.
I have started this cuff for the 4th time fiddling here and there.. too many stitches, too few, not tight enough, too tight and so it goes...
any guesses what it might be?

Monday, December 04, 2006

when you need tranquility in a hurry.....

Amidst the Christmas shopping rush, I saw this while queuing at a bookstore. I had to have it. The fruits of my bonsai labour are just taking too long (old bonsai post below).
"Zen..... without the wait!"
Check out