Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Needles: lace body 4.2 mm (Clover size 7) and lace edging 3.75 mm circulars
Pattern: Richmore 92
Date started: 24 September 06
Date completed: 15 October 06
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Note to self: it was a good idea not to weave the ends in yet because I had to stretch the sleeeve seam a bit to block it to size according to the pattern dimensions. I am re-blocking it as it turned out a bit too loose at the underarm so I'm trying to see if I can block it smaller. I wasn't sure how the edging would turn out because it looked like this before blocking.
Blocking has completely transformed the edging. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the snug fit that I'm hoping to get. Will have to wait for it to dry and try it on again.
I have also been going through my wips and thinking about what I should try and get done first. Given that I have limited time for knitting and too many things that I want to knit, going about things in a haphazard way may not be the best way. So I tried prioritising, and my begere defrance dream cardi (the peachy pink cabled number below) came out on top of the wip pile. Now that I have picked it up again, I wonder why I had set it aside earlier. I am aiming to finish this by the end of the month, so I have 2 1/2 weeks to finish the 2 fronts and sleeves. I'm wondering if giving myself a deadline will help keep my mind on finishing, instead of being distracted by all the new designs that I want to knit.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
To distract myself from my misery, I think I'll go and attack some fabric with my sewing machine before I tackle those 3,320 stitches all over again.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
mooncake with a bit of decorative gold leaf
The savoury egg yolk complements the sweet lotus paste and goes well with Chinese tea. In fact I prefer them with double yolks - definitely not for the cholesterol wary! If you are not familiar with moon cakes, this is the only time of the year that it is available - in celebration of the mid-autumn festival.