I finally found some spring sweaters to knit. I cast on for Foxy (below) from Rowan 27. I wonder why it's called Foxy when it looks more like a 'Plain and Simple' or even a 'Basic' to me. I am using Sirdar Luxury Soft 100% natural cotton 4 ply. It is loosely plied so it has a tendency to split but it is also very soft and the fabric drapes better than Sirdar 4 ply pure cotton. If you prefer your cotton with a bit of sheen, Sirdar Luxury Soft is not for you because it is a matte cotton. Knitted up, the stitches sure look ugly and uneven, but I think a good soak and gentle blocking will fix that. It has good yardage 50 gm for 225 yds/208 m and it was S$8 per ball. I am using my Clover aluminium size 3s (3 mm), knitting the smallest size. As usual, these details are for my own future reference. Sometimes my projects take more than a year by which time I would have forgotten the needle or size that I am knitting!
I also started this nameless Japanese sweater. Hmm, it may not actually be nameless as I cannot read a word of Japanese. So let's just call this my Lime Sorbet sweater. My kids like to eat this lime sorbet that makes their lips pucker and their faces go all crooked. Not that I'm hoping for such an effect when I wear this sweater. I'm not very good at naming my sweaters, but never mind, lime sorbet it is. I am using 3.5 mm needles and Filatura dolce amore, a baby yarn. This sweater is from Keitodama's summer issue no 134 2007. There are lots of cute things in there, including a flirty crochet mini skirt!
Tagged by Littlesesameknits for 7 random things about me
- I am almost 5 ft 2 ins.
- I prefer to knit with circular needles than straight needles (although I like dpns for socks) because they feel lighter.
- I am in my forties and have been married for 17 years.
- I like the way Japanese patterns are written, mostly charts, schematics and numbers.
- I have a weakness for chocolate.
- I am Chinese-Cantonese and I have a bit of Peranakan heritage, my great grandmother on my mother's side was a bibik. So I love Cantonese soups and sambal belacan!
- I like to read with my kids. Here are some books I got for our June holiday reading. My son has taken Homer Price to read with Kong Kong (his grandfather) and my daughter has brought Daddy Long Legs to school.