Monday, December 26, 2005


HAPPY HOLIDAY to you all ..

I am going to Japan and Singapore, from Dec 27 - Jan 10.. will try to posting if possible..;)

Have great time, and I will trying to do some knitting too!! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

carousel squares

it's been a while.... the raining season already started, and with temperature become getting cooler, even it's not as low like 4-seasons country, it's quiet chilling for us here... and see the nice afghans.. make me want to make some granny square afghan, not really a granny square though. the patterns is from Pricillia Hewitt - Carousel Squares:

i already started with yarn from orion top - the acrylic yarn type - any knitter or crocheter from singapore or malaysia also familiar with this brand ..;) and for my square, the square would be solid color for each sq

the colors i choose are dark grey, indigo blue and dark red, have crocheted 6 squares of dark grey, 1 of indigo blue and would start with the dark red.
using #4 tulip steel crochet hook, each square is about 10 cm or about 4 inch.
i haven't decide how big the each small block, either 3x3 or 5x5... and still designing the color combination layout.

the other color combination are off-white, cream and dark brown color... but these would be for different square motif...perhaps the classice granny square or the fisherman's (still from pricillia hewitt's) like this :

(same reason - wait until the dial up speed back normal)

this orion yarn, even it's acrylic, it feels like wool, probably would not shrink, surely will bit melted if i put hot iron on it..he, expect the color would bleed for deep dark colors like indigo blue and dark red.

about the pink sweater, finally i frogging the sleeve, start with the right sleeve, making some adjustment on increasing and decreasing rows... i put this project down for a while, and prefer to work the carousel square.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

ply or not plying? how to ?

my stash is growing.
few months ago i made some purchase on ebay for " some" yarns, it takes couple weeks to reach to singapore, to my sis address, since i am not sure how long it will take and the whether it will safely arrive to me via our post office here.. not to be underestimate but i am not going to sacrifice my it addressed to my sis address.

1. the chenille -> 2 cones (the one in the middle, each is around 2 lbs is i am not mistaken)

2. crochet thread -> 1 cones (1 lb, the most left)

3. the crochet metallic skein -> huge skein!!! (the one in front, the skein weight is around 2 lbs)

the chenille are ok, but quite dissapointed with the crochet thread and the ... (3) , sinc the crochet thread is not much different with thread that we usually using for sewing or machine embroidery!!!! and the (3), i have lots of questions:

1. how i winding this huuuggeee hanks into skeins/balls.... see.. you can see how big the skein is..

2. since it so much like a thread when you touch the ply, i am thinking to ply this, but how? is it necessary? i really appreaciated if you can tell me what i should do with these crochet thread and (3), but return to the seller would be not an option considering the shipping cost.

then my sis went to HK for holiday with her hubby, and without doubt, she knew that the souvenir for me (we called here... oleh-oleh)... would be yarn, and this was what they picked for me.

she bought at one of night market (she didn't remember the name) , there's no label or any info for this yarn, for you, who read my blog, if you familiar with this yarn, could you tell me any info like the materials (it's like acrylic-woll when i touched)

i love the textures, it's pale pink, and i have 5 balls... each about 500 grams/1 kilo and do not have any idea at this moment, should it be sweater, vest, afghan, shawl or ... any suggestion please?