Monday, July 30, 2007

New beginnings to a more financially savvy me....

Well, I've decided now that I've finished my studies, I should really work hard to be more financially independent from my parents. I'm ecstatic of course about my new employment as a research assistant and I thought from that job and the one from Wool Baa, I could start saving. Have a real savings account that will grow and grow....

Despite having the business background (officially now), I tend to be a bit weak on the financial side of things especially on my own finances... :P So I decided to purchase a book that will help me to get started. ^^

Here's what I got:

But then..... I also got these on the way...;;^^

Well, so much for saving money... I guess I can always knit my own garments. ;;^^

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Vested Interest

I really wanted a vest project. Knowing that I'm not quite ready for an all 8-ply pattern, I went to look at Hurry Knits by Patons and yup! Found what I wanted to knit. ^^

I'm knitting this in Jo Sharp DK Tweed in Emporio (Col. 405 I think). ^^ I've almost finished the back, but I really hope I can finish this by today!!! ^^ Hopefully~~~

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I submitted one of my jewellery designs to Beads etc... magazine and I've been informed that my piece will be displayed in the Stitches and Craft Show in Sydney (Aug) and Melbourne (Sept)!!! ^^ I'm so happy... =^^=

Also I created this new piece which I absolutely love in my rings collection on Simply Made! ^^ I just hope too some of my other pieces at Wool Baa are selling... *crossing fingers*

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I've finally been able to make some handmade rings!!! ^^ I've been thinking about it and was unsure how to proceed. Decided to just do it, and came up with a couple of designs. This is one which I will be keeping for myself since I love it so much! ^^ More rings will be made for sale at Simply Made.

I've also been accepted as a research assistant at RMIT. This is another cool part-time job I'll enjoy doing. ^^

But the search for full-time work continues....

and yep...I'll still be working at Wool I love knitting too much to ever give it up...;;^^

Monday, July 23, 2007

yum yum yum yum yum!!!!!!

I've discovered this really nice Korean supermarket with the best range of food. So I decided to buy 600g of their bulgogi beef and a bottle of bulgogi sauce and cooked this for dinner! ^^ The taste was really good....not that I'm praising my own Price-wise is even better.... less than $12.00, enough for 2 people and more!


On the knitting side, I pulled out the previous scarf and is now knitting it on a 7mm needles...we'll see how it's going. ^^

Shanwen's internet connection is still down... :(

Saturday, July 21, 2007

... should I persist?

Falling in love with Shanwen pink scarf in moss stitch, I've decided to get the Zara yarns yesterday. However, I also fell in love with a customer's scarf which was done on 28 sts, knitted in K2, P1 till the end...

So I did this...should I continue?

This is going to be a VERY slow scarf...

Friday, July 20, 2007

What every wardrobe needs...

a swing cardi knitted by Shanwen!!! \^^/

This cardi has been kindly knitted by Shanwen and I know it'll keep me warm this winter. Knitted in teal with the wonderful Zara yarns, Shanwen spent a lot of time doing this...;;^^

Once again, thank you very much Shanwen!!! ^^

Monday, July 16, 2007

Tony's scarf & Sophie \^^/

I've decided to attempt another scarf for Tony since Melbourne is so cold. This time I asked for his opinion before I progressed further just in case it will end up being a scarf that he won't wear *rolls eyes*

But this time I got the approval so this project will go on! ^^

On another note, I made this ages ago, knitting as a jewellery item. I made Sophie and decided to do more of something like this to sell on Simply Made. I've also obviously made some decisions about Simply Made as not just a selling blog, but also a showcase of jewellery ideas I've made. ^^ It will be good for someone like me who's bad at keeping records...;;^^

Friday, July 13, 2007

My very own scholar style scarf!

Shanwen showed me a photo of brooklynntweed's scholar collar and just right I was finishing off a scarf that I thought need some oomph. Anyhoo, decided to raid my button stash and did this. Wore it today at Wool Baa and boy was it warm!

3 ends of Cashmino 8ply knitted together in moss stitch (my favourite stitch). Simple, but cute to wear and the buttons kept the scarf in place throughout the whole busy day! ^^

My friend and I got another friend's wedding present and here it is wrapped. ^^ I love wrapping pressie's and I used to think perhaps I should work for those gift counters or something...;;^^ Well...if all else fail, you'd know you may find me in one of those places...;;^^

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

moss stitch & teal

I have to admit, these two are my favourite combinations at the moment... :)

I'm not sure yet what this will depending on my mood, this could be a wrap. ^^

Also, I purchased this lovely necklace from The Beads Play and I absolutely love it! I love it so much, I have to blog about it!!! ^^ (I didn't take the's from The Beads Play itself.)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Simply Made is now open! ^^

Here's a peek to what I'm going be offering more of on this new blog of mine...:)

Would really appreciate it if you could spread the word...;;^^

Thank you!!! ^^

bow tie scarf photo

Yay~! Here it is! ^^ I love it since it is so warm and snug and best of all, it does not itch! Beautiful Cashmere~! Even though it's only of small percentages...;;^^

Friday, July 06, 2007

...and a nice bow would finish it off...

I've finished my bow tie scarf! ^^ I just have to take a photo (camera ran out of battery...:P)

Will upload tomorrow after work. ;;^^

I'm very excited about it, and about other things!!!! ^^/

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

Now that I've finished studying...

I decided to clean my room! ^^

Ok, to be honest I was kind of forced to clean my room as my clothes are over-flowing from my tiny closet. :( Yesterday, after wanting to do this for so long, I went to Freedom and got myself one of those movable rack thingie. ^^ My boyfriend put it together for me and I decided to clean my room first before using it. ^^ So here's my not-so-messy room:

Notice all the books under the beds?? lol and my yarn stash is also in one of the boxes at the foot of the bed. ^^

Here's my new clothing rack with some usage! ^^

And my boyfriend got these for me on Saturday... which I think makes the whole clean room nice. ^^

I moved some of my books and stuff to the other room where I housed all my other books etc... But tomorrow will be cleaning up that room and a bit of the corridor since I left a mess...;;^^


On the knitting front, I've just finished a beanie for my friend. I'm thinking of writing the pattern and submitting it to Knitty...;;^^ So I won't post the photo just yet...;;^^

But, I have been interested in getting this knitting book:

Have any of you seen it or got it? Is it worth it?