Snood Dogg

Snood Dogg

Several months ago, I was invited by Nora Abousteit, BurdaStyle co-founder, to have a first look at her new creative community, Kollabora. It is a social platform for people who loves DIY and crafting, where they can share projects and connect with each other. Kollabora has sewing, knitting, and jewelry making communities and is planning…

Circle scarf and bow brooch

Circle scarf and bow brooch

It’s about time to warm up my knitting needles again. I started knitting this scarf about two days ago while waiting for Sidra in his swimming class. This scarf is knitted on double pointed needle size 15 JPN/6.5 mm and only utilized K1P1 ribbing stiches, no eyelets, fancy lace, etc, because it seemed that my…

Short scarf

Short scarf

I’ve used this pattern to make a long grey scarf from 3 skeins of wool tweed yarn. There’s something about the pattern that makes knitting it very enjoyable, so I wanted to make another. This time I make a short scarf from one skein of Noro silk garden lite yarn, knitted with 4 mm needles….

Bather bunny brooch

Bather bunny brooch

The problem with having a kid in the house is you get a lot of outgrown clothes in such a short time. I can give them away if the conditions are still good, and use the stained ones as rags. But there’s still too many of them, and I don’t need that much of rags…

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…

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…

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…

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