Bear keychain

Thank you Between the lines for the great template
Here’s my bear ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gift for Baby Alexander

I’ve always loved knitting, think it started when I was a kid 9, 10 years old. Throughout the years, I’ve only knitted small items like dolls and doggie clothes. ย The two baby sweaters are my recent accomplishments.

Baby Sweater

I bought these off white mercerized Cotton crochet thread from the Swedish Craft. Surprisingly they work really well with the blue yarn that I bought years ago and currently out of stock. This little sweater is a bit big for the one month old Alexander, it will be a while until he grows into it ๐Ÿ™‚

Baby Kimono

November was all about knitting ..

I had a couple of projects going on but the priority was to finish a baby kimono for my friends’ baby, so they can receive it before Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

I got the yarn at Art Fibers. It is 100% organic cotton in its original color – off white. Hope the couple likes it otherwise they can always dye it with Kool-aide. I used an online knit calculator that can be found on Knittingfool.com webpage to setup the knit work. If you saw me in November, you would have seen this project already because I bought it with me wherever I went. Well, hope the couple likes this little gift and hope the baby will fit into it some day ๐Ÿ˜‰

knitwear

Found this website, it’s like Knitter’s paradise .. Pickles. Their patterns are simple and whimsical, something different from traditional knitting designs and many of them are free woohoo ๐Ÿ˜

String art wedding gift

Project seems pretty straight forward but I still struggle with it.

Key to success:
– nails need to be long enough to hold onto while hammering down. “duh” I used 1″ nails with gauge 18

– base needs to be hard so that the nails will not wobble. After many trials foam board is not good enough with pins. Go for plywood or nicer wood

– wood needs to be at least 1/2 inch thick to hold the nails otherwise the nails will be wobbly

– last but not least, project image on computer to visualize effect. I’ve used tissue paper ($1 per pack of 10, ~a3 size) to trace off of the computer screen

Here’s the product and the middle part is British Columbia, Canada

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Retro sewing machine

It’s almost time to go and I’m busily cleaning out the flat – sofa cabinets dresser everything must go. I called a dozen of charity and tried to selling the sofa online but no one wants it because of the scratch mark and old age. It’s a waste to trash it so I decided to make a cover for it.

30 days usage, $500 hkd/ $62 usd, a functional sturdy machine with 90 days warranty – gotta love this cheap deal ๐Ÿ˜‰

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First attempt.. Entrelac Knitting

I know how to procrastinate (*indeed too well), so to have something ready for winter, I got to start making it now. After reading different blogs and articles, I’ve decided to make a cropped box sweater. Yarn selection is the easy part, since I have some leftover yarn at home. For this project, it’ll be one strand of white yarn and one strand of gold nylon/ polyester yarn. The thing to consider in selecting a pattern is whether the pattern will show up nicely in these color. After some thought and research on fw 2012/ss 2013 trends, I’ve decided to try out Entrelac knitting, a type of knitting that looks like it is diagonally woven into each other.

Two great resources I’ve used:

Entrelac Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial for Beginners written by Urszula Szwabowicz

Planet Purl’s How to channel – a six part video instruction on Entrelac Knitting

This is what I’ve got so far ๐Ÿ™‚ Not bad for a first timer eh?ImageHopefully I have enough yarn and patience to finish it in time for SF ๐Ÿ™‚

 

If you are not ready for Entrelac, you can go toย Knittingfool.com, this site offers a range of ย knitting pattern for free with pictures, it’s super cool ๐Ÿ™‚