June 29, 2008

Twiggy Tunic


Twiggy Tunic
Originally uploaded by sparklink02

I have been very lazy updating blogs, but yes, I am knitting.
This weekend I went back to my parent's place, and finally got my twiggy tunic photographed with me in it. I specifically asked my mom to photograph only the tunic, but no such luck.
The sweater is very cozy and I love it. The only downside is that the yarn seems a little weak with friction.

June 26, 2008

Swift and Yarn Winder


winder
Originally uploaded by sparklink02

You don't know how my excited I am with this picture... Yes, I finally bought a swift and a winder from a Japanese manufacturor. This is THE FIRST ball that I made with them. Look wonderful. And it (the ball) is huge.
My dream swift was something woody and antique, compared to what I actually bought, which is made with steel bones and plastics. But I've only been knitting for 3 months, I know.

June 18, 2008

Noro Striped Scarf


Noro
Originally uploaded by sparklink02

This is how it is like right now. Lots of black and pink, not exactly what I intended, but so far so good. I am buying more Noro yarn so that I can pick up my favorite parts...I know, I am cheating...

June 17, 2008

Candle Flame Shawl detail


Candle Flame Shawl detail
Originally uploaded by sparklink02

It is progressing. Going very smoothly.
I actually love this pattern, it is very clever and fun. I only wished that I was knitting this with thinner yarn...
It feels like I always regret or am unsatisfied with something about the projects.

At this moment I am distracted by Noro Striped Scarf, after receiving the purchased Noro yarn in my mailbox. It is giving me a huge headache right now. Noro silk garden yarn does not offer vibrant color scheme this season, and the yarns that I bought contains a lot of black black... I am avoiding the black part and it is very stressful. When you knit it, I recommend you get something more orange/yellow/ochre and blue than grey and black.

June 14, 2008

Cascade 220 Iris


Cascade 220 Iris
Originally uploaded by sparklink02

Hiya! This is a new yarn just arrived last night for my Candle Flame Shawl(this photo inspired me to knit it). I was eyeing yellow or orangish yarn to knit this pattern, but ended up buying purple yarn with dark blue touch. My winter jackets and coats are all in blue/black colors, so purple will go much better with them. Can't wait to get started!

Twiggy Tunic


Twiggy Tunic
Originally uploaded by sparklink02

You are currently viewing my Semi-completed Twiggy Tunic. First work that I am really satisfied and that is truly wearable. I stayed up till 3 am finishing sewing and taking very bad photos of me in it. You can see it finished following the link to my Flickr page ^ ^ I am asking my sister to take a very good picture with her brand new camera next week.

It is not so obvious but I made several crucial errors... such as dropping a stick in the very center panel. I noticed that there were only 68 stitches in the rib where there were supposed to be 69... too late. but I was able to hide it well. Also, for the neckline, I was supposed to "Wrap" before turning, but I did not read the instruction on how to wrap until after I completely finished it. Fortunately for me is that I switched to smaller needle so that the gap is not so obvious.

Although I love the yarn, I decided that I will never work with 4 strands together next time. It is time consuming, because you can easily loose one strand along the way. Weaving is also a pain with 4 strands. Next time I will just pick up heavier yarn.

All in all, it is a very satisfying work. The only modifications I made was that I added two more rows of ribbing on sleeves, and changed needles for knitting the ribs.

June 11, 2008

Hello and welcome

I've finally made it. My own knitting blog! My main blog started to look very cluttered after adding various topics, so I decided to have separate blogs per content. This will be much better for me to index past posts, as well as for people who kindly visit my blogs find what they are interested in. In the main blog, I mostly review films and books, and it seems people who are interested in my reviews on business books are not necessarily knitters... Also, I wanted to keep my knitting blog in English so that more people can read, not that I am confident to make it good reading.

So, welcom. It is going to be a bit slow in the beginning, because I am pretty much starting to learn how to knit, but I will continue to add contents as I go. I also love paper cutting and drawing, I may post something here.

June 10, 2008