Finally, I got to knit quite much for the past few days. I came back to hometown and spend a whole week here with my parents. The traveling has been hectic lately and I got myself a flu as well. The coughing was killing me especially when I was at Singapore. After second course of antibiotic, I am feeling much better now.
There is only one project on my needles now after the triangle shawl Rev. I am making a rectangular shawl/wrap using the Rev pretty leaf lace stitches in fingering weight yarn. I plan to use two skein of yarn to complete this shawl and I know it will take a while to get it done. So far I have completed 3 repeats of the patterns and used less than half of the skein.
A new project shall start real soon and I need to turn on my turbo mode again!
I really had spent a long time to complete this shawl. I was not happy with certain part of the middle spine section of this shawl and I frogged twice to fix that up. Finally, this shawl is completed and the pattern has been tech edited.
This is a very exciting fun shawl because it is reversible. You get two different stitch pattern out of a shawl. A twisted leaves pattern show on the right side of this shawl and a soft wavy leaves pattern show on the wrong side. If you love leaf lace pattern like I do, you will have fun making this shawl. This shawl can be knitted up so quickly because the whole body of it is made up of simple reverse stockinette rows.
Without the body foam I have at home, I get a favor from my bestie to pose this shawl for me. This bottom-up shawl size can be easily modified by adding extra repeats on each triangle. Like most of my designs, this pattern also include both written and chart patterns.
Rev – 5.00usd
This pattern is released 2 weeks later than what I wanted but I am really happy that it is available for sales now. I am here at Malaysia for almost 4 weeks already and spending time with my parents and friends are just fantastic. Of course, I have been missing my DH, my dog and my cat terribly. John will come join me at mid March and it will be exciting to have a short trip with him here.
There is one project on my needle now and I haven’t touched it for more than 10 days already. I brought few balls of yarn with me but I think I can only make one more thing before I fly back to the States. I stay at my parents’ place this week and it is good to hang out with them. I realized that I still behave like a small kid around them. Time does wonder on many things. It ages our parents faster than we want. I pray that my parents can live healthily and happily for many many years. I want to learn to express my love to them better and better.
I turn 32nd on 3rd Feb and I had a simple yet happy celebration with my family. It is hard to believe that I am already 32. I wish myself a very happy 32nd birthday - the older the wiser, the healthier and the prettier! lol!
I am having a very good time at Malaysia and I have been busy traveling around visiting my friends. Most friends that have migrated oversea come back for Chinese New Year too and we try to meet up everyone before this trip ends. There are still many friends that I haven’t seen yet. I am trying my best to squeeze everyone in any available slot.
There are not much knitting going on lately and I am still working on the pattern of Rev. I know I should have be more focus on it but the weather and busy schedule here make things pretty hard. Therefore, I decide to take my pace on it!
I din’t make any appointment with anyone this morning and I just want some quiet time for myself at home, listening to music, blogging, editing photos and work a little on the pattern. There are many photos taken in some interesting places the past few weeks. I definitely would like to share some here in upcoming posts.
January has gone and February is here, pretty soon March will come and John will join me in this trip. I am so looking forward to having John here! I am missing my DH, my dog pepe and cat skittle!
Finally, Blyth is published! Blyth is the first shawl I designed for The Knitter and it is published on the latest issue, 41. I was so excited when the deputy editor Rosee invited me to design a shawl for their magazine last year. Things went so smoothly and they sent me a skein of beautiful fingering sock yarn that dyed by I knit or dye. They probably could have read my mind because the colorway is drop dead gorgeous and I love the name of it too, ship of promises!
It is rather a challenging and fun knit. I combined 3 beautiful lace patterns for this shawl and the first lace pattern at the edging is an interesting knit. I have been waiting for this magazine since weeks ago. It is so exciting to see my first ever design being published on a magazine. I downloaded a digital copy from Apple application store and I showed it around to my family and friends. They are so proud of me and can’t believe I actually make my hobby into something bigger.
I am really thankful for this given opportunity and I definitely hope to have more chance to have my patterns published! Life is good!
I am home for Chinese New Year and I touched down at the late evening of Thursday. It is soo good to see my family again! The weather is all humid and warm but I think I am adapting well.
My hometown is only 45 mins away from the main capital city and this year we are celebrating the Chinese New Year at my hometown. Another 25 mins will be the first day of CNY (it last 15 days) and we do reunion dinner at the new year eve. Of course you can do lunch if you want that. This year, we had our reunion lunch and it is always good to taste mom’s cook! I love all of them!
I have been knitting and this I can promise that the new shawl pattern will be able to release real soon!
I can’t believe it has been a while that I did not blog. I managed to complete two shawls for my sister in laws for Christmas and I changed the plan at the very last minute. I quit making the Debbie Bliss stripe scarf and started a another new popular shawl – Noro stripe shawl. They love the scarves and that made me very very happy!
Christmas is always loving, cozy and warm. All the family members gathered together having good time, eating food and opening gifts at Christmas eve. I received some awesome gifts that relate to my hobby – knitting~ I will try to take some photos of them before I fly back Malaysia.
My baby nephew is suppose to arrived by the 21st December but I guess he decided to take a longer nap in his mommy’s. After waiting impatiently for about 2 weeks, he finally arrived with a healthy weight of 9 lbs 15 oz! Wow, that is a big baby but he is definitely lovely and adorable! Gloria and Mike did not tell anyone the baby’s name until the 2nd day he is born. Elijah is his name and we all love it! I am so happy for Gloria and Mike! They are now proud parents!
I have been knitting everyday and I really try to finish the shawl that I am making now before I fly to another end of the earth. The process is good so far and I believe I need another 2 hours of knitting to get it done. This is an interesting shawl and I can’t wait to publish it. I assume it will be available for sale by the end of this month. I need to think of a good name for this interesting shawl! Naming is always a difficult task!
The first week of 2012 just passed. The idea of world ends at 2012 does not affect me much yet and I make some new year resolutions. I want to keep the momentum and designs more this year if possible I want to design a pullover or cardigan. Also, I want to jog more, jog better. Besides knitting, I really wish that I could start dyeing some yarn this year. I have been wanting to do this so badly for almost 2 years. I am such a bad procrastinator and I really should make this happen!
2011 has been a blessing year for me. It has been a productive, fruitful year. I want to say thank you to you all who follow this blog and also those who support my designs. I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Wish that the New Year brings joy, beautiful moments and surprises to cherish forever.
I always wanted to make a chevron scarf and finally I got the chance to make one. It will be a Christmas gift for a family member and I assume she doesn’t read my blog. heee… I use two different colorway of Debbie Bliss chunky to make this cute zigzag scarf. The original pattern has YO’s on the RS rows and I don’t really like to have holes in this scarf, therefore I frogged it twice and finally got the pattern just the way I want! Instead of YO, K, YO; I make M1R, K, M1L. I am pretty sure the zigzag pattern will stand out better after I block it.
The yarn is so nice to knit with. I hope she will love the colorway I picked and also the pattern! Something simple, trendy that can go easily with casual wear!