Sunday, February 18, 2007

More small stuffs

After the disappointment with my capecho, I needed a quick fix of something. Something small, quick and preferably pretty.
So I made this

Neck Warmer
Pattern: None, just a strip of garter stitch
Yarn: Itaca Alessandra. 90% Wool 10% Cashmere
Needle: 12.00mm straight
Comment: I've been thinking of what to knit with the single ball of pretty yarn I got from Florence ever since I bought it. I have a bad habit of buying single balls of yarn just to own them, without knowing what to do with them most of the time. This turns out pretty cute, no? I'm not sure if it'll get much wear, but I am loving it. And the pom-pom, oh how I adore those pompoms ;).

One other UFO turned FO

Booga Bag
Pattern: Booga Bag
Yarn: 3 skeins Noro Kureyon
Comment: My SP gave me the yarn and pattern for this bag, and I cast on straight away. However, it took me months to get around felting them(by hand, no less!), and another month to attach the handles. I'm worried that it wouldn't be strong enough without a lining though. Hands up if you want to help me line it! Just kidding, I think I'll stick to carrying light stuffs in there, like yarn. And now I want to do more felting!

Happy Chinese New Year, wish you all a prosperous year ahead! I wish I could be home to celebrate it with my family, I miss the preparation, the food, the company, and of course the red packet!


Laura.Y said...

So sorry to hear bout Capecho dearie, how bout turning it into a bag or something else? Your neck warmer is really cute! Great booga bag!

bradyphrenia said...

that's so sad about your capecho, but the bag and the neckwarmer look fab!

Rina said...

Happy Chinese New Year. Yeah I miss all the food and especially angpao. Ha ha.

I love your booga bag.

R a i n said...

AAh..nice stuff to get over disappointment =) Lovely.

Peggy said...

The neckwarmer is really cute! That's a great idea for some left over yarn.

opportunityknits said...

Happy Year of the Pig to you, Yuvee! Hope you got the capecho sorted out. It was such a funny post, but sad too that it didn't behave itself and fit properly.

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Ciao Yuvee! I'm de-lurking to thank you (or rather "grazie") for inspiration for my Rome knitting post that I've been meaning to get around to for ages! You rock and don't work about the capecho, I vote for putting it away for a while and coming back to it fresh later on...I'm sure you'll get a creative spark about how to deal with it! Anyhoo, thanks again for your international knitting savvy.

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Oops, forgot to tell you about the post I was talking about... here it is... ciao!

Lily said...

Very nice bag!

alltangledup said...

happy chinse new year. The neck warmer is very pretty. I love this quick, simple and stylish knits

Sally said...

I like the colours of your Booga Bag! Wish I have a hot water machine..:(

Mimi said...

That Booga Bag is so cheerful and it only uses 3 balls of Noro! I think it will work great as a project bag. So sad about your capecho, I had it on my list but I think I will skip it.
You look very chic in that white cable cardi from a previous post.;)

frecklegirl jess said...

Great FOs! Maybe takes the sting out from your last knit?

Love the pom-poms in particular.