August 29, 2010


One more post, then I'll stop.

I have been knitting so many projects these days, so it took me longer to finish something to show to you.  Here are some recent wins!

Project: Pogona by Westknits (Stephen West)
Yarn: Colormart Extra Fine Merino (DK), about 480 yards
Needles: US size 6 or 7 (sorry I forgot)

The pattern is just ingenious.  When caped around your shoulders, the shawl looks just triangular, but it's actually pentagonal.  I finally learned how to use my blocking wire...!
I love it, I am going to knit the pattern again.
The yarn is from Colourmart, a yarn shop in UK.  They sell industrial yarns/threads very inexpensively.  Some of the materials are leftovers from Lolo Piana or other luxury fashion brands... which make me SO HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO KNIT MYSELF!

Pattern: Emmaline by Jennifer Wood
Yarn: Pierrot Yarns Ami Cotton (Bulky) in Kahki (about 380 yards)
Needles: US 9

OK, SORRY, it's my very cluttered bathroom.  But I love this pull, and I wear it all the time.
Great free pattern!

Pattern: Dawn by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in beige, about 780 yards (4.4 balls)
Needles: US 5 & 6

Glad I finished this before the summer ends.  I bought perfect and pretty gold buttons to go with this cardigan, so as to mitigate the dullness of this color.

I know many Japanese people tend to knit with beige and whitish colors, and I wonder why... Beige is a very tricky color for Asian skin.  It has to be a perfect shade and tone of beige to make you look presentable, and every one of us has slightly different skin tone, which makes it even harder for us to choose.  

Many people wear trench coats in beige or brownish colors in Japan, only to make their face look muddy and bad complexion.

I think, in this case, I barely picked the right shade of beige, and I am going to wear it.

I bought these buttons in the neighborhood shop which I mentioned before... the tiny papa-mama shop.  Like I said, nobody goes there so the whole selection of semi-antique buttons are saved for me!!! Yes!

Have a great week, everyone :)

1 comment:

lau said...

even more beautiful in reality !! bravo!!!!