Thursday, April 19, 2007

My First Attempt

An idea to do a bag for my friend suddenly strikes me one day in Jan. Hence I flipped through the pattern books and ask around for ideas.

Finally I decided to buy some wool yarns from sportlight to knit.

My first knitted and self-designed bag

The cable

The seed sts border

Matching Lining

Monday, April 16, 2007

He can do it too....

I am supposed to complete this orange tree for chinese new year. However it had been delayed till now. More over, it is not done by me. It is done by Hb. Think he is really quite talented in handicrafts. Hmm... maybe i should be training him to knit too. LOL!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Long time

It's a long time since I last posted any FOs. But I am not lazy. I am still knitting.Here are some of the FOs that I completed.

Spring Fling from knitty
This is the first FO in year 2007. I started knitted this last yr. It was the first KAL with my pal but we end up distracted by our project along the way.
Yarn : Knitpick Shine Sport (Cloud)
No. of balls : 7.5
Needles size:3.5mm
Time taken: Too long

Spring fling

Close up of the stitches

Handphone pouch
To start off Project Spectrum April/May (pink, yellow & green), I had knitted this cute little handphone for my hb in green with brown.It turned out to be too big. Hence it is used for his palm instead.
Yarn : Sportlight acrylic
No. of balls : - (used only a bit of the yarn)Time taken: 3 days

Saturday, April 07, 2007

A day full of new experience

Day 2 of Hong Kong Trip
We had our breakfast at the famous Serenade restaurant- one of the restaurant in Maxim's group.

Our main iternary of the day was to visit the Big Buddha at Lantau Island.
Instead of taking MTR (their MRT system) directly, we decided to take Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island first then transfer to MTR to Tung Chung station (it is one of the last MTR - super far).

star ferry - One of the cheaper mode of transfer from kowloon to hongkong island cost less than $1.

The star logo on the seat

View from the ferry

My infamous yellow shoes that I wore only when I got overseas hehehe.

After 1 hour plus of traveling, we finally reach Tung Chung skyrail terminal. We were going to take the 30mins cable car ride. Yeah!

The different kind of packages they offer. We just get the most basic one which is the return tickets for the cable car.

Look at the queue. It took us 45mins to an hour before we can board the cable car.

The cable car can hold up to 15 or 17 people.

Views from the cable car

After 20mins of traveling, we managed to see the big Buddha from far.

A nearer view

The must try vegetarian food and Dou hua.

After we visiting and praying, we went back to Hong Kong island - Causeway bay.Of coz, I requested to visit yarn shop again. The paris cotton. I bought some stuff from there too. (I would show what I get from hk after day 5) :)

hb looking at the super long menu of Xu liu Shan

Electric tram.

Yes we took the electric tram without knowing where it is heading to. We just board it. It is cheap too less than a dollar SGD irregardless of how many long is the journey.

It was a day full of new experiences with different kind of transportation, land, sea and air. :)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Shopping Day

Day 1 of Hong Kong Trip

Our flight was 6.40am. This time round we decided to try out JetStar. By the time we reached Changi airport was already 5+am and yes we overslept abit as my planned time was to reach airport 4.45am earliest to get good seats. Too bad there wasn't anymore door seats for us. We had to squeeze into a very small allocated space for 3hours plus. Luckily the seat were leather seat so not that bad after all. No food and drink allowed in the plane as it is a budget airline they expected you to buy from them. Well, we had our burger king breakfast before we board the plane and for drink, i did brought along with me a bottle of mineral water. *grin*

After 3 hours, finally we reached Hong Kong.

Besides the transfer bus send us to our hotel. It went to Hollywood hotel to pick up some passengers.

On our way to the hotel....

The hotel that we stayed throughout the journey was Kimberly Hotel. Erm I forget to take pixs of the hotel.

Our first stop of the whole trip : Wong Tai Sin Temple. It is a famous temple in Hong Kong and there is a lot of people praying. We decided to go there to take a look and pray pray.

Second stop is to Fa Yuen street to look for my yarn shop. I even printed out the map. Hb was shocked when he saw it. Before we managed to find the yarn shop, we found something tempted.

Yes, steamed milk. One of the must eat item in our list. It is delicious. *dripping saliva now*

Shopping time

Shots hb took when i m happily shopping

Frankly speaking I don't really feel hungry at all. It was hb that kept on asking me to eat. My friend advise me only go into the restaurant when you see people eating. Hence we found this decent looking shop and had porridge for dinner.

Supper - Smelly bean curd.Hb decided to buy and try despite that it was smelly and it cost SGD$1+ not cheap at all. I try a small bite. Really smelly but once it is in your mouth it taste nice. Verdict: Worth trying!