Monday, December 31, 2007

Knitting resolutions!!

Before the year 2008, I guess I should make knitting resolutions for year 2008.

Most importantly, clear as much WIPS as possible.


1) Bumble bee – It is a stripped cardi, almost completed it but I lack on one ball of yarns so now I thinking what to do with it. Should I frog?

2) Clapotis

3) Scarf

4) Pink tube – it is 95% completed but I need to either add in rubber band at the top or crochet trimming for ribbon to go through

5) Crochet bag

6) Redgina – plan to completed before CNY

7) Bolero

8) Hb’s sweater – running out of yarns soon. Argh!!

9) Wicked

The list just doesn’t seem to reduce at all. Think I need to knit hard. Not forget my To-do list is growing at amazing speed too.

For 1st quarter of 2008, I shall target to complete Hb’s sweater, pink tube, redgina and bolero. Still tune and hope I can achieve my target.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Winter knits 1

This is my winter knits 1 -- Midwest Moonlight scarf from scarfstyle.

I had been eyeing to do this scarf since I first saw this pattern. But no really valid or rather good reason for me to knit a scarf for myself. Haha but this time round there is a very valid reason. *grin* The pattern is a simple pattern easy to memorize.

Details of the scarf

Time taken: less than 1 month
Yarns used: some wool from china (The color actually bleeds *urgh*)
Amount of yarns used: 400g
Length before wash: 65"
Length after wash: 76"

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Thank you for all the concerns over the incident. My hb and I had recovered and in great conditions now :)

Sorting out my new pixs would update real soon :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Many things....

Many things happen over this period of time.

Happy things: I attend many weddings. I learnt to appreciate wedding dinner despite that I need to pack red packet. Happiness and joy fill the air. Congratulations to all the newly wedded couples!

Bad experiences: I encountered a bus accident on my way back from Malaysia. It is a terrible experience. But luckily hb n I only had minor injuries. We have in the process of recovery now. This experience make me treasure what I have now even more.

Oh I lost my cameras and my slippers too. :( I going to claim from insurance. Hopefully I can get the claims.

So I lost a lot of my pictures. sighz..

Friday, November 30, 2007

No card reader

So sad my few month old card reader gave way. No matter how hard I tried to insert my memory card it just cannot detect my memory card. :( I had alot of backlog to update. But without a card reader, I could not load any of the pictures. So have to wait for a few more days before I can start to post those back logs.

Thanks for all the concerns over my health. I am better now. :) Thanks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Virus attack

I don't know what really happen to me. After recovering from my blocked ears, I was being attacked by virus again. I had been coughing for the past one week. Sighz and have fever over the Deevapali Holiday.

Now I am in the process of recovering. :)

This week is a busy week for me. Despite the hectic schedule at work, my free time for this week are all packed. Busy busy. :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Goong S - Prince Hours

I am having korean drama craze recently. Have been buying korean drama and start to watch them recently. I just finished watching Goong S - Prince Hours which is something similar to the Princess hours. The bears bears in the drama are so cute. The bears are actually display in teddy bear museum in Jeju island. I want to go I want to go. But it would take some time.


The Queen (played by Myung Se Bin) is in her early 30s but still unmarried. Because of this, in a condition where there cannot be a reduction in the number of successors to the throne, the present prince (the 1st successor) suddenly leaves the world and leaves a vacancy in the line of successors.

So they go out to find the secret prince and finally find Lee hoo (played by Se7en), who has been living outside the palace.

Lee hoo is the son of a prince and his mother who died early, had departed with his father and left the palace, hiding the fact that she was already pregnant. He does not know that he possesses royal blood and has lived, working as a delivery boy at a chinese restaurant.

Although usually, he has wang ja byung (?) (prince disease), he had never dream of entering the palace and receiving royal lessons.

Lee hoo, the unbelievable no 1 successor to the throne and the perfect Lee Joon (played by Kang Doo) will bring tension to the drama as they fight over the position.

After Lee Hoo enters the palace, an important place will be the royal academy. It is a place for members of the royal family as well as descendants of wealthy families.

The drama will also be about the romance between the characters.

Meanwhile knitting is still undergoing while watching the drama serials. :p Moving on to watch fantasy couples now. Would update more on knitting soon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A delay post on Cup cakes KAL

This is really long overdue post on cupcakes. I had been busy and lazy to update this post. Sorry gals. Here are the cupcakes that I had received from Yun. Aren't they (yam cupcakes) lovely and looks yummy? *blink blink*Besides that I also received cupcake from regg. Cupcake with chocolate icing my favorite.
Here are the two cupcakes that I had created for Windloop.

Along with the two cupcakes are some simple stitch markers that I had made.
Just cannot get the pixs right.

Btw I found this cute little angel cupcakes from the woman weekly magazine. Seems like cupcakes are in trend now. Yeah Cupcakes!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007


Yes I am still in the process of recovery NOT yet recovered. My ears are still a bit blocked but better that last two weeks especially after those giddiness that I experienced. It was the most terrible ones. The world just seems to spin and I dared not that escalator on my way back.

Luckily I feel better now. But ears still a bit blocked. Hence I try to restrain myself from taking any spicy food and deep fried food. Hope I would recovered soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ears Blocked

Sighz don't know what really happen to my ears. It just got blocked when I woke up yesterday morning.*Maybe my ears are having monday blues*

Had visited the doctor.

Conversation between me and doctor.

Me: My ears are blocked since this morning when i woke up.
Doc: Are they painful?
Me: Sometimes
Doc: Did you had any incident with your ears?
Me: No
Doc: Did you recover from flu?
Me: No
Doc: Did you recover from cough?
Me: No
Doc: Did you recover have fever or feeling giddy?
Me: No
**Perform some check with my ears**
Doc: one of the tubes got blocked. similar to taking planes. As to why it happens, i'm not sure. But you should recover within 2-3 days after taking the medicine.

No conclusion from the doctor. But it still seems to be the same after one day. Understand from Yun that it might happen for quite sometimes. OMG!

*Pray Pray* hopefully my ears would be unblocked soon.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Donuts Craze is over

Yes no more donuts for this post. It is all about Cupcakes now. After browsing thru the internet for cupcakes we (Regg, Yun and windloop) had decided to start at KAL and we are going to exchange our cupcakes end of the month.

Here are my initial attempts. Unsuccessful batches of cupcakes, don't even get to see the base completed. *sigh*

Finally I got it right at least it looks like some out of shape cake now.

Of coz I would improvise my cup cakes before the deadline comes. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Seems to endless

In the previous post, I mentioned that I am working on my hb sweater. I am still working hard on it. Here is the back piece measurement by 26 by 21 inches. It just seems endless to knit men sweaters (this is the second sweater after my bro's one). Now I am working on the left front side. Going to complete the left front soon.
Doesn't it looks BIG.

Here are some of the bargains that I got during the recent spotlight sale. $2 per ball for wool. It is just impossible for me to resist it.

A hint of more wool projects on its way

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Still around

It has been more than half a month since I last blogged. I had been busy with my work extremely busy for the past week. Hopefully things would get better this week.

On the knitting end, I had started to work hard on my hb sweater again. My target to complete it would be end of November. *Die die must complete on time* meanwhile I have to work on some surprise projects and this includes Christmas knitting or rather handicrafts as well. *Busy busy*

Would try to update some pictures and progress soon. ;)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quite some time

It had seems quite some time since I last blogged about my knitting/crocheting process. But I am still into knitting/crocheting just that the progress is very slow. I would try to post something about them soon.
Here is one of my WIPs.

I was nominated by Regg for the Rockin' Girl blogger. This really makes me motivated to update my blog more often. Thanks gal.

Without further delay, I shall nominate 5 other gals whom I enjoy reading their blog. *It is so hard to nominate just 5 gals. There are some many nice blogs out there.*

(1) Earin - My SP9, I enjoy reading her blog on california, her sewing, her pets, her knitting projects and of cos her Friday candy.

(2) Doreen - She has great crocheted FOs.

(3) Doris - She has blog entries on her FOs as well as her lovely bb.

(4) Jennifer - my swap partner, she has great spinning skills.

(5) Mira - her blog is fill with nice yarns and FOs too.

May you had a great time reading their blog!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Thank you gal Thank you

Yes I am crazy about donuts. I love donuts even before the craze is happening in singapore. Especially donuts. I miss out KrispyKreme donuts when I was in HK. But guess what, R bought some back for me. Thank you gal thank you thank you. *Very happy and touched when eating the donut*
The donuts are not as sweet as those from donut factory.

Of course I had more gifts too & some titbits.Thanks you.

A lovely bag and some cute stickers

Friday, August 03, 2007

My little toy

After 1 year plus , I finally decide to go ahead to purchase my little toy - Nintendo DS lite. It is a gift from my hb. Thanks you dear.

Have been pondering over whether to get DS lite or PSP (When we reached the store, it was fully packed the counter was full with people asking for prices or viewing the game console). I decide on DS lite as I like the outlook of it and the games that it had. Love the interaction using the stylus.
Thus I had less time for knitting now. ;)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Needle case

I had created one needle case for my craftster swap partner. It was my first time trying to hand stitch the needle case. Hope she likes it.

Materials used:
- 1 piece of cloths
- ribbons and laces
- thread and needles

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


For once, I felt that my WIPs and stash are in a big mess. Feel so messy. There are too many WIPs. I wish to have ten pairs of hands that can work on all the projects at the same time. I think I had to work out a plan or two to sort them and finish them asap coz my to-cast-on list keeps on growing. I also need to sort out a to-cast-on list which are those that I want or need to do fast.

Beside that my stash (both books and yarns) seems to be messy too. I lost track of the yarns count (think should be ard 350). I need to conduct a stock take soon. Hehe.

I would also have to do some christmas knitting and some christmas handicrafts soon. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Donuts - This is what a lot of singaporeans are crazy about now. It seems that there is a craze on donuts especially those from Donut Factory. The queue is always super long. People are queueing at the store before it actually opens for business *faint*. Finally I got a chance to try the donuts. All thanks to my diligent and hardworking bro...Thanks you.

The donuts taste quite nice. But a bit too sweet. I had this one white chocolate one that has a layer of milk chocolate inside the donut. Nice but a bit too sweet for me. :D

Monday, July 23, 2007

Thanks swap partner

Recently I participate in one of the craftster swap and I receive these from my swap partner. I love them a lot. Thanks gal. Really appreciate the effort that you put in the package. I love them.

The package includes a woolly sheep, a knit notebook, one ball of sock yarns (for my climate here), a skein of yarn that she personally spin it, 2 pouches, 1 ready made magazine and some post cards.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tasks assigned!

Remember some posts back, my mum requested me to do a scarf or shawl for my relatives. But end up there is really a short of time. Hence the request is not fulfilled. However this time round, my mum assigned me another task. The task is to knit/crochet FOUR shawls/scarves for my relatives so that she can give it to them the next time she visit them which is going to be next year around march or april.

So I have a longer more time to knit this time round but more items this time round. So what am I going to knit for them. Hmmm, I had decided on two patterns. One is the black clapotis (yes, I am going to do another one for myself next time), another one is Montego Bay Scarf from IK summer 2007 (I had started a shawl version for myself). For the other 2, do anyone have any suggestions? I wanted something simple and nice.Of coz something that I can do it first. :)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Project Spectrums

Here are the projects for PS for the month of June / July.

The colors themes are red, black and metallics.

Redgina - an orangina in red
Finally I had completed one side of my redgina. It seems to take so long as I am using 2.5mm needles. I really start to wonder is my knitting really that loose. Well I had also cast on the other piece. Hopefully I can completed it before the next quarter.

I casted on this with an intention to have a shawl for evening purpose. However, it turns out to be a bit too small. Maybe because I used 3.25mm needles. So I thinking to complete this and give it out as a gift. It looks more like a scarf now.Coincidentally, the color of this shawl fall into the color theme for project spectrum for June/July.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


It had been a long time since I last make pastry like cookies, cakes etc. It so happened that I came across a chocolate cookies recipe from wokkingmum blog and its clear and short instructions. Hence i decided to buy the ingredients to try it out. Oh ya and I finally bought a weighing machine to make the cookies. Most importantly, the weighing machine shows ounces too. *blink blink*
The cookies taste nice. I love them despite that they were a little black. But I think I left it out to cool down too long. I should keep them in the container earlier.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


I had been a movie craze recently watching movie almost every weekend. Now I am waiting for Harry Potter- one of my favorite movie.

I went to watch the hottest movie
in town - Transformers with hb and r&r last week. Before watching the movie, what was in my mind was that this is going to be any childhood cartoons that movie makers can changing it into a movie. All about robots that all.

However after 2hours +, I totally changed the way i think. The movie is a must watch. The animations is awesome. I am totally amused by how the movie is made. The movie is so fast that at moment I missed some of the scene as a lot of things can be happening at one. At the end of the movie, I was still asking around with the others. Hehehe but I guess I would be watching another time. Maybe would just rent the DVD when the DVD is out. ;)

A highly recommended movie.

My favorite transformers

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Review of summer knitting goals

Below is the list of summer knitting goals that I came out with several posts back. It is time to look at them now. Hopefully I can achieve my goals.

(1) To complete my Diamond Fantasy Shawl - Done. Yeah!!!!

(2) To complete my Bolero - So sad my left front and my right front pieces are of different length. I would need to redo my right front piece.

(3) To finish at least one side of my redgina - Moving toward my goal now. 15" as of yesterday.

(4) To start my clapotis - Yes I started doing clapotis using a black acrylic yarn. I would try to post up some pixs soon.

(5) To complete my socks - Still in freezer.

Seems like my goal I still need to put in some more effort for my goals.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Just in time

I just manage to finish my Diamond Fantasy shawl for my friend's birthday. Before blocking, it looks super small to me despite that I had done 7-8 repeats. It looks bigger after blocking. Hope it fits my friend.

This FO isn't mistake free. It is fill with mistakes. I had tried to rescue them in order to make it better looking.

Yarn used: Zephyr Wool Silk - Ruby
Amount: about 2 oz
Needles size: 3.25 mm

Friday, June 01, 2007

Stuffs from Hong Kong

Friends had been asking me about what stuffs did I bought from Hong Kong. Here they are. *Keekee* Frankly speaking this trip is the most expensive trip in term of the money that I spend on shopping itself. But I enjoy it. *LOL* I will be back.

Unpacking my luggage. It is in a big mess.

Yarns!! A total of 40 balls. Some are gifts. :p

A jaeger pattern book

Addi needles. I love them.

Fashion Magazines

Items from Disneyland. They cost me a bomb over 200SGD

Cute Little Pins

Bracelet for my mum and earrings HB bought for me.

Items from ocean park. Nothing much there to buy.


6 pieces of Tops. 5 for me, 1 for mum.

7 Bags. 6 for me, 1 for MIL

Home Sweet Home

Day 5 : Home Sweet home

For Day 5, there isn't much activities except for my last min shopping and food as well.

This is my fave food that I ate in HongKong. Yes it is japanese sashimi. Given the price the service and the quantity it is definitely worth it. No wonder there was long queue at the shop everyday.
Noodles SGD$2 each
Tim Sum buffet at SGD $9 at Xiao Yang Er restaurant after 2pm