The Owl and the snake

The Owl and the snake

Sidra has been down from influenza and skipped school for several days. Today is the fourth day and he’s feeling much better, but the first two days were really bad, so he (and I) was really sad. To cheer him up, I knitted these two animals. The snake is also a scarf, using the same…

Red cable mittens

Red cable mittens

After seeing me with my grey mittens, Sidra promptly requested a pair of similar mittens with ‘snakes’, but in different color. There’s some red wool in my stash, so I use it to make Sidra’s request. I couldn’t find any pattern that fit the yarn or the cable pattern, so I bravely decided to create…

I have holes on my dress

I have holes on my dress

Due to my newest addiction to knitting and crocheting and the dropping temperature in the sewing room, I’d been taking a break from the sewing machine for quite some time. But yesterday, I suddenly got the urge to sew again, so I made this quick project. The fabris is the same type as my husband’s…

Grey things

Grey things

I finally finished the grey scarf that I mentioned in this post. The yarn is grey wool with little bits of colorful tweed on it, knitted in 3.5 mm knitting needles. So far, it is the smallest needles that I’ve used and it sure took a long time as I wanted a long scarf. At…

A surprise for me!

A surprise for me!

A few days ago, the delivery man rang the doorbell and brought this surprise package for me. The package is from a certain Ms. N in UK, containing a set of 8 pairs of knitting needles in various sizes, and two skeins of Rowan organic wool in two colours! I was absolutely ecstatic after opening…

Rainbow scarf for a friend

Rainbow scarf for a friend

The Noro yarn was actually belong to my husband. But when I saw it, I suddenly remember a friend that I haven’t seen for quite some time. It must be a sign, so I stole one skein of the yarn and knitted this little scarf for her. Since she’s living in a tropical country, I…

Fingerless mitts and black hood

Fingerless mitts and black hood

I’ve finished my fingerless mittens, it was such an unbelievably easy and quick project! Actually they end up a little bit too big and look like a mismatch from different pairs. The right one has so many greens in it while the left one has a big part of black along the middle. The thing…

Burdastyle’s Best of 2008 and some more knitting

Burdastyle’s Best of 2008 and some more knitting

I just found out today that Burdastyle has published a Best of 2008 album on their photos section, and two of my creations are there! Thank you, Burdastyle! On the other hand, I’m in the middle of two new knitting projects. Yes I’m so greedy. The first one is a scarf in this pretty pattern…

New knitter in the house!

New knitter in the house!

I’m so happy to announce that we have a new knitter in the house! We were having a look around Okadaya, a fabrics and yarn store in Shinjuku area, and after looking at all those beautiful yarns, I think my husband couldn’t resist to learn knitting. He tried it out as soon as we got…

Dropped stitch scarf

Dropped stitch scarf

I think Sidra needs another scarf since he only had one, so I knitted this short scarf last night. The pattern is based loosely on a scarf pattern in one of the knitting pattern books that Yoshimi has so kindly sent me (thank you so much, Yoshimi!). The books are in Japanese, but one of…