Monday, November 28, 2005

experiments on granny squares

with lots of things in my plan to do list, i choose to picked up the pink sweater... and knitted slowly, finished the sleeves and put it all together...

but i still have things on my minds...guess my hands used to be in crocheting like crazy for few days and it still on my brain or is it a post crochet syndrome ? :p so, i kept thinking about crocheting... but i dont want to picked up my 3 color cardigan.. i want something else.. greedy...:p

finally i found something i can make an excuse for crochet new stuff... the couch imitation leather starting to dried out and's uncomfortable on skin, and those are appearing on fave i am thinking a cover, on granny square... using a cotton twine, the color would be something white and something colorful.. and i decided something blue.... so i dyed some yarn on this cotton twine.

see, the dyed turned out quite different between acrylic and cotton.. it's resulted as lovely soft blue color with hint of white on cotton, and see how bright the color on acrylic thread. i dyed 4 balls .. guess it would be enaugh.

the cotton twine is quite thick, see how the ball still standing up even i almost finish with this one.....

and the assembly methode i will use would the whipstitch, the one that use needle instead of single crochet.

i also made another motif of granny square, and thinking to make an afghan from it.. color is dark grey, indigo blue and dark red (almost marron), all yarn is acrylic, a bit fuzy... ;)

i am not too satisfied with the pink sweater sleeves .. and i hear frog ...frog...but not so sure... i want to work this granny square first, so i can sit or lay down while watching tv comfortably again soon!! :)

Monday, November 14, 2005

going 1..2...3....

finally!!! i blocked this crocheted 1 rose shawl yesterday.
after i soaked on the bucket, put light liquid soap, and wash it, hang it almost dry, then pinned on my bed (since i dont have the block board), here it is:

dont know coz the classic feeling but i found that this looked lovelier, since it white. previous i worked in sky blue and black yarn.

and here is the detail of border :

project: 1 roses triangle crochet shawl
yarn: grace from orion top (100% acrylic, 106 grams - 460 metres per cones, white)
crochet hook: tulip, no. 1 ( i always assume the number refer to centimetres)
working time: started nov 3 - finished 14 november (from 3-8 was full time .9-5 .:p)

i need to make other sample for the shawl for made to order project, doesnt mean i dont like this project, this is one of my fave, however i need to make something else, since there so many possibilities that we can create from simple stitches... i am thinking of motifs combined together, i am thinking rose (like irish crochet type), i am thinking granny square, i am thinking hair pin lace, i am thinking aran, bobbles ... but definetly i need to make new shawl sample.. :)

so, i can say my stash is not just a stash, that growing taller and taller on the corner but it's an investment!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

lurking, crocheting, visiting

it's long holiday here in indonesia, after the moeslem fasting month, there were 2 days idul fitri holiday, but since the bali bombing 2 years ago, to increase the tourism business, government was decided to extended the some holiday.. so this year, the extended days was 3 days, our holiday total was from Nov 2 - 8!!!

before i wasnt planning or perhaps too many activities on to-do-during-long-holiday list, so many that i couldn't decide what i would going to do, some were:
1. cleaning, re-arranging book shelves that i used to stored the mags, books, knit tools, some others little things that i think i wouldnt notice if my mom throw it away

2. taking picture of my stash and make inventory from it ( i still have thousands of books that need to take care of like put some plastic cover and put some label)

3. do some note of my knitting expenses ( i would cry on this for sure...*sigh)

4. stashbuster for the sirdar cotton breeze... i still have the baby pink (900 grs!!!) and the baby yellow (1000 grs!!) and baby blue snuggly DK - 4 ply (1000 grs)!!! i am thinking crocheted/knitted afghan for the baby pink. and lacey motif jacket for the baby yellow and havent got any clue what to do with the snuggly..

5. continue the WIP - 3 colors cardigan, the pink sweater

6. playing with puppies -> bobo and snowy were delivered cute puppies over a month ago, bobo have 3 - all boys, and snowy have 2 - 1 male, 1 female. my dogs are mongrel, but puppies always cute!!! i need to take some pictures of them too!!

7. try the waffel recipe

8. watching korean movie series...

9. checked on some travelling either malaysia, singapore, bangkok, hongkong or bali... but since the crazy price on tickets and thinking we would be jam together with millions people, this very excited idea easily gave up...

then on the last day before holiday, one of my work team, told me that he would like to order the rose crocheted shawl, the one that i made 2 version before 5 roses (the full version) and 1 rose (well.. only 1 rose with fringe). he would like to have it on white and withou fringe... voila!!!

so i guess without i need to telling you reader already knew what i put on my first priorities...the order for crocheted shawl!!! *wink...*wink....*

so i did lots of crocheted, thanks God it's crocheting since the sun shining like crazy here, like we have 4 suns all over the sky!! even i was quietly sitting down just do crocheting i was in sweat in very short time!!! and got to back and forth to the sink to wash my hands coz it sweat too!!!

when i was bored with the crochet, i went to the hospital with mom and bro visited my uncle. he back from his few days comma, and already realized the people who visited him. he is still in ICU.
he looked much better, no more yellowish shadowing his face and legs, but with the respiration tools on throat, he cant talk, only from his eyes he let us knew that he glad we came visited him.

yesterday, we got news that he getting much better, the doctor already positioning his reclining bed to sitting position, but all the supporting tools still attaching onto his body. sometimes he got very angry and upset and tired with the IV on his arm. we are so glad!! and for you the readers who may pray for him too, i would like to say many many thanks !!!

i didn't have any chance taking pict on my projects yet, will come soon!! :-)

last but not least, alex has launched her new blog called knittyguru, so check it out !!