Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pacha Scarf

This is a scarf modified from a Japanese pattern book. It requires 1 ball of Pacha (from Wool Baa) and 1 ball of....yes! Zara!!!! The Zara is used for the Pompom bits...:)

The model is my mum! ^^ LOL

Monday, September 25, 2006

I think it's rather Fetching!

I've finally finished Fetching! :)

Thanks to Shanwen who greatly inspired me to finish this...and the extremely cold Melbourne weather

Took me about 4 days in the end, with assignments and all.

Did this (as per recommended by Shanwen) with 3mm needles, yarn used is 1 ball of Heirloom Cashmino 8 Ply. Made teeny mistakes esp. with the Picot Hem cast off since I'm not sure what that is...:P but hey it'll do...:)

Woo Hoo~ finally something to warm my hands!!! ^^

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Finally and update!

But it's another

I knitted this for a friend of mine. She wanted a white scarf and no...this is not Zara. LOL

It's ends of Cleckcheaton Country 8ply knitted in dropped garter stitch. Took me a couple of days to do as I was doing my assignments at the same time then... :P

Currently knitting 'right' Fetching! \^^/ yay~!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I'm on a roll!

Well, this is not the handwarmers that I was doing...but I actually finished these in one day! I've used the Bamboo 5.4mm circulars to knit these. The pattern come from Cleckheaton Merino Supreme book.

I have to say I love the yarn...though Shanwen did warn me it does pile a lot. It's so quick to knit though! ^^

I added a stripe on to the other side as I wanted a pair of fingerless gloves that doesn't really match. I might do another one with more stripes or something. But at the moment, I'm just glad I have a finished project in time for this winter. ^^

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Moving on....

I've decided on my next project! Ok ok...the handwarmers are not done yet, but I just want something new...;;^^

I want to knit this shrug from Patons Creative Accessories 2 book. I've decided to use Zara again. The reason? I have 6 balls of Zara for another project, but I doubt I'll want to knit that for quite some time. So I might as well try.

I also bought 4mm Ivore needles...they are great to use!!! I originally want a bamboo to knit with, only at the moment Wool Baa has ran I thought I'd try the Ivore. Anything's better than the metals that I have...;;^^

The only thing is I hope I'll be able to finish this...sigh~

Friday, August 04, 2006

I wanted a white scarf....

Finally! I actually finished a knitting project since uni has started... >_<

I wanted a white/creamy scarf, in a pretty chunky yarn in a pretty lose knit. I can't believe I'm so detailed with my requirements this time since I just do things for the heck of it...;;^^

But anyway, my new white scarf is done with 3 ends of an 8 ply yarn (yay~! Zara~!), on a 20mm needles in moss stitch. Easy! Took me only a few hours.

Actually started experimenting with a 12mm needles and a basketweave pattern...only I didn't like it being to tight and close...then went on to 15mm with a made up rib pattern. I just wanted to see what type of rib/pattern would come out if I experimented. Unfortunately though the stitch was interesting, it wasn't what I wanted.

So finally decided on a 20mm and moss stitch to keep it reasonably steady (ie. won't droop too much). I like it. ^^

I really need to finish my hand warmer next...before I run out of winter. :P

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Well, everything has a beginning and this blog began when I was asked by my new friend, Shanwen if I have a knitting blog. I saw what she has done and was inpired to do the same. ^^

My very first featured project will be Ava-Recreated as Shanwen was asking me about this. ^^ Ava is a pattern from Rowan's A Ribbon Twist Collection.

Instead of using the Ribbon Twist yarn, I've used 3 ends of Zara which actually came from another project. I knitted another Rowan pattern and it didn't turn out as I expected (it was huge despite it being the smallest size :P). I unravelled it and re-knitted it into Ava. As I was technically using "scrap" yarns, I had little knots where the yarns were joined when I knitted so I have to wear it with the stocking stitch showing on the outside.

Then to add a little special quirky touch, I've added a little embellished felted motif. This was inspired by Wool Baa who just got the Clover Felting Kit in stock. ^^ I wanted to try it out and just perfectly I've just finished my poncho.

This is a picture of Ava (front) and below is Ava (back).

I think I've used about 6 balls of Zara in charcoal. I might make a mistake with the quantities due to it originally being a re-used yarn.

Just an added interesting fact about the Zara's surprisingly quite a good wearing yarn. After knitting my first garment, I threw it into the washing machine and dryer to see if it'll shrink. It didn't...then I unravelled it and re-knitted it. It worked out quite well for the poncho and for sure Zara is my favourite yarn! ^^