Monday, July 30, 2007

Three Socks

Thank you sooo much for everyone's comments on my last post!
I can't tell you how happy I am to know that I'm not forgotten yet in blogsphere ;)

The Lasik surgery went pretty well albeit the fact that I was so scared when they were messing around with my eyes. According to eyewitnesses(mom, dad and bro) it was much scarier watching it being done. Apparently the doctor made a flap on my eyes *shudder*. I'm actually quite glad that I didn't know what he's going to do beforehand, otherwise I might not have the guts to do it.
My eyes are still recovering and I have actual blood stains on my eyes, which would work pretty well for Halloween, I think. I can't knit anything that requires much attention yet because I can't put too much strain to my eyes. To be honest, I kinda miss my glasses, it feels weird not wearing it after 13 years.

Now, since the title is about socks and not eyes...let's talk socks.

Yarn: Rowan 4ply soft
Needle: Addi Turbo 2.5mm
Comments: This was the first pair of socks that I've ever knitted from Sensational Knitted Socks. When I fist bought the book few months ago I was disappointed since there were no instructions for toe-up socks. But after knitting a few more socks from Cookie.A's patterns, I actually no longer dread knitting cuff-down, I can even say I like it. So, even though I've bought More Sensational Knitted Socks which includes instructions for toe-up, I think I'd knit more cuff-down socks. Apparently I'm too lazy to remember how to cast on for toes.

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Socks "Watercolour"
Needle: Addi Turbo 2.5mm
Comments: Let me just start by saying how much I LOVE this yarn. The yarn was a gift from Mimi(thanks!), and while I've had it for quite a while I never knew what to do with it. That is until I saw Joy's. The pattern is perfect for this yarn and I can't wait to get my hands on more of these. NOW I understand why so many people rave about this yarn. It's a real joy to work with. Thanks again Mimi, for making me a Lorna's Laces virgin no more ;).

Sockapalooza Socks
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino Sock Yarn "Aqua"
Needle: Addi Turbo 2.5mm
Comments: The pattern is again from Sensational Knitted Socks. My sock pal likes blue, so after searching around for the perfect yarn, I settled on this one. I was looking for a pattern that would somewhat ensemble water movements. The lace looks really pretty when stretched out, but I think I'll leave it to my pal to post the modelled picture. I should be posting it out on the 1st, but since I'm leaving that day I think it'll be posted tomorrow instead. I really hope she'll like it. *fingers crossed*

Anyway, since I mention I'd be leaving. I'm going to KL for a few days to send off my brother to uni then I'll be going to Singapore. Too bad I won't have any time to spare in KL since I'll have to stick with my parents. However, I'd love to meet up with other knitters in Singapore if possible, I'll be there from 5-11 August. I haven't bought a single skein of yarn in more than a month, I think I'm going crazy.

I'm having problem opening Hotmail at the moment, so I apologize for not being able to reply to emails.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sooo....I doubt if people are still reading this blog anymore.
I'm still doing nothing much at home. There are not much knitting going on here either, but I did manage to finish 3 pairs of socks! They're all really pretty and I can't wait to share pictures with you guys, but that'll have to wait.
Now off to some rambling about what's been going on...
It was my 20th birthday last wednesday, and it was pretty uneventful. But it does help making myself believe that I'm still a teenager ;p
I've bought the latest HP on Sunday at a ridiculous price of more than 30 bucks! But what can I do, there's no way I can wait till I go back to London. Anyway, I finished the book in 2 days, slower than my usual pace. I can't wait till everybody is finished so that I can talk about it without worrying of spoiling it for someone else!
Lastly, I'm having Lasik surgery in a few hours....wish me luck, will ya??