Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Can you handle more yarn porn?

Guess what, I just came back from my first ever interview!
I was so nervous and worked till 3 last night, but I think it went fine. I've got no idea of the result yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyway, did I mention that I was going to London for my visa application? I went there last Friday, and since the Stitch & Craft show happens to be round the corner, a girl must stop by and take a peek, right?

This is why I brought extra cash with me...

Some Hipknits goodness...2 skeins of silk lace yarn for some lacy shawls, I've been itching for lace lately because of Eunny. Then a skein of yummy aran silk for another OSW, perfect for summer! The green one is the famous Malabrigo that I've been wanting to try for so long.

Then some hand-painted goodness...

Colinette Giotto, Colinette Point Five and Debbie Bliss Maya

My favourite buy of the day...

This yarn is soooooo.......yummy. I'm totally in love with it.

I've got one big problem with all those yarns though....how the hell am I going to wound them into balls?? There's no way I could do it manually, especially since there's more than 1000 yards in one hank of the lace yarn.
One more slightly smaller problem, what am I going to knit with those single hanks of hand-painted yarns? Squares for afghan? Little bags? Hat? Scarf? Any suggestions?

Before I forgot, I also scored some yummy alpaca...


And custom made earrings...

that looks like a skein of yarn!

I'm a happy bunny now, but it's such a pity that I didn't get to meet Polly then. Next time, maybe, I've got lots of visits to London in planning.

Meanwhile, there's been no real knitting going on. Does any of you realise that I show more yarn that actual knitting here in my little blog?
I'm also having rash now, the itchy kind, most probably caused by alcohol. How pathetic is it to be allergic to alcohol?

Gotta pack up now, my host family is kicking me out of the house for Easter.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Happy first blogiversary to me!!!

I can't believe I've been blogging for a year, can you? Honestly, it feels so surreal to me.
Within this period, I've get to meet lots of great people, amazing knitters. It's such a joy knowing you guys, and I've learnt so much from you. Thanks for all the supports you gave me ;) Love you guys!

Um...was it too lovey dovey?

Anyway...let's move on to the draw. Remember I said let's do a contest for celebration? Well, here we go....
7 names...

all folded nicely (so that I won't be tempted to peek)and put into my Hayden hat since I don't have any magician style hat.

hand in...

one drawn...

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........................drumroll please.........................
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We have a winner!!

Conratulation Mimi!! You just won yourself yuvee's first ever blogiversary prize!

Now, if you recall, I promised to take my knitting around town, and well...I did, but my hands were too freezing to take picture. Lame excuse, I know. Here's some pictures that I took anyway....
Spiral madness on my balcony door...

Spiral going to church with me on Sunday morning...

Spiral Madness

Pattern : by Nona
Yarn : 2 skeins of Louisa Harding Kimono Angora(yum...)
Needles : 5mm
Comments: It was fun fun fun!! I love the pattern, head over heels for the yarn, didn't really want to cast-off, been wearing it everyday ever since.

I also finished one Jaywalker....weeks ago...but only grafted it last night.

Slow, I know. But to make up for it, I also cast-on for the second sock yesterday.
No ribbing for me, instead I did this...


Anyway, I finished my essay after about 10 hours of hard work, with dangerous amount of chocolates and snacks on Sunday. Got another project due this Thursday and my first interview (yikes!) next Wednesday. Wish me lots of luck, will ya? I need it, deperately.

Mimi, will you send me your address, please?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

happenings...

There have been lots of happenings in my little blog here...
1. I'm officially a hooker!
2. I joined a gym!(let's hope it'll last for more than 2 months this time)
3. I cast on for a new project(surprise, surprise...)
4. I just came back from my first official Stitch & Bitch!

Okay, so there are lots more, some new yarns, new projects at school, etc.

So, last week this book arrived in the mail, and it turned out to be a big mistake for me. Why? Because I'm a knitter! And now I'm in love with so many patterns in that book that I want to crochet more and more!
There's a birthday this weekend, and since I'm too poor to buy present that's special enough, I decide that something hand made is possibly the best thing I could give someone. Since it'll take me ages to knit a scarf, I decided to crochet one.

(I have no idea why the picture looks all hazy)
One(Half) Skein Scarf, from SnB Crochet
Yarn : Sirdar Aran less than 100g
I love this pattern! It's so easy and simple, took so little yarn and so fast to crochet! I might need to make one for myself in nicer yarn ;D
It took me a while at first to get used to crocheting again, but I sped up quite soon. I finished it in only 2 days!

I actually felt a bit guilty for not knitting, and I need a project to bring with me to the SnB(not that I don't have tons of WIPs lying around). So...I cast on again! Big news, huh? I'm not showing yet, though you could see what it is on the side bar. Actually, inspired by other bloggers who took their knitting outdoor and around
town, I'm going to do the same tomorrow! So watch out for it ;)

This evening, I met up with Peri(hey Peri!) and we built up our courage to attend the local SnB together. I'm glad I did. The other knitters were really friendly, and even though I didn't get to knit much(I frogged more than I knit), it was really quite fun that 2 hours seemed to pass by so quickly.
I think I'm going back next week ;)

I know I've been such a bad blogger, not updating for weeks and all that. No excuse for me this time, I was just being lazy. I do have a 1500 words essay due next Monday though, and I only have about 200 words so far, so I might use that as an excuse next time ;p.
Oh, I almost forgot! My blogiversary is coming soon! I can't believe it! Shall we have a little contest for celebration then? Anyone who leave a comment this time will be in, and I'll do a draw on the big day. No idea for the prize yet, but I'll figure something out ;)

I feel so far from where I've been