Here's my latest pattern offering, check it out!
I started this way before the Awaiting Spring mitts as a gift for my friend/flatmate/travel partner Maja. I lured her into my room, proceeded to show her my stash (enthusiastic would be an understatement), while she being a good sport that she is, nodded and even managed to oohs and aahhhs at the right yarn. She picked out the yarn herself, and I have to say she made a great choice. Filatura di Crosa Zara has got to be one of my favourite commercial yarns. Back in Malaysia, it was the only good quality merino wool I can get from my LYS, and I'm pretty sure I brought the two skeins I used for these mitts back from there.
These mitts definitely triggered my desire to design my own knits again. Back when I first started knitting (eons ago!), it never occurred to me to follow a pattern. Seems like the more I know, the more exposed I am to the world of knitting and the amazing array of patterns available out there, the more reluctant I become to design my own and make mistakes and have no one to blame. I think that's one of the reasons why I've been enjoying sewing so much; I know very little about it, hence I'm more willing to learn from my mistakes and experiment. It's a tough shell to break, but I'm doing it slowly, starting out with simple and easy design projects. Hope you guys are enjoying it as much as I do!