Friday, August 26, 2005

sweet pink-shirt

ah.. almost finished with the lavender cardigan, and for the next project would be this..

taken from Let's Knit Series Spring Summer 2004, this project already statyed in my project to do list for about a year!!! i was looked for the match yarn that i really want to use for this.

i was thinking about blue, white, dark blue, yellow, sage, light brown, cream.. even purple!! but my mind always come back to this pink and pink.. ;p

i like this, coz i can wear it under my work jacket suit... working in a company with conservative background is a big no no to wear something too sexy.. and i found this is easy to make....

so, i found this perfect yarn... using MIAMI yarn imported from Germany, made in bulgaria. it's mercerized cotton and i am using 4mm for the ribbing and then used 3.75 mm for the stockinette... but found out that would be too i ripped of the body part and switched to 3.5 mm. it's knitted perfectly.. but since it is cotton, still got some fuzziness...but i love the color!!

hopefully i can finish this soon.. want to wear it to work.. umm.. thinking abut showing off.. that would be not too sinful eh? ;)

Sunday, August 14, 2005

almost finished lavender cardi

back to my lavender cardi project... i am afraid it may not fit with my mom size.. a little bit tight on her.. and knowing her, she may not too like fit clothes... but if she doesnt want to, i can always wear it.. :)

so here it is, after the finishing phases: sewing all parts, crocheted picot all around (found this is quite time consuming... same like put the tassels!!) ... here are some details i can share with you all....

the whole cardi after sewing all parts:

lav card01 Posted by Picasa

close up motif:

lav card detail Posted by Picasa

the sleeve close up:

lav card detil sleeve Posted by Picasa

and the front and back parts... sorry for the hanging loose yarns...

lav cardi front Posted by Picasa

lav card back Posted by Picasa

as for the buttons... i am thinking to put the pearl beads ... make the cardi look little "classy" type..... or perhaps just the transparant bead..

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lav card detil btn Posted by Picasa

total would be take about 10 buttons... i bought this beads on area called Pasar Baru. A central shopping area for fabrics (mostly the stores are owned by India people) and material for weddings stuffs so thats includes tailored-handmade shoes/sandals, tiaras, beads but hardly yarn, central of beauty salon supplies too.. i can forgive havent find the yarns store here, since there are lots of yummy food...(cakes/pastries/snacks) chinese, india, indonesia, dutch yumm.....yummm......very womanly area.. he.. he.. ;)

back to the project, i will to sew some of the pearl to this cardi.. and see if that will fit with the button hole.

*ps: i will put some info on this project , suc as yarns info and project length...*

hei... you are 1 month old now!!!

few weeks ago, was 1 month of baby HJ.. so.. we all the extended family were received this very nice and yummy 1 month baby box.

here in indonesia, the 1 month baby box can be either the cake (like b day cake with little tiny baby miniature statue on the top) or more traditional like this.

the lunch box contained: 1/2 bbq chicken with the sweet soy sauce, 2 redden boiled eggs, 1 portion yellowed rice with shreded coconut on the top, each 2 chinese pastries (the pink one from the cake name represented the stronger or blooming, and the red one represented long life -> symbol of turtle)..

want to try? ;)

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