Gifts for St. Valentine's Day

Yesterday was St. Valentine's Day, anyone hand-made a gift for your loved one?

I did! I knitted a Cushion Pillow Case that is based on my loved one's design toy, PikkePikke.
My original idea was making a 50x50cm Knitted Cushion case... but at the end the outcome is............ 69x46cm a size of Pillow........@.@ took me so long... so the date of giving out the gift was postponed from Xmas 2011 to Valentine's Day 2012... ehheheeh 2 mths delay.. :P

The eyes of the PikkePikke I was sew them in after I knitted the whole piece. (cos I forgot to buy the Black color yarn at the beginning...wt....)
I finally completed it and gave it to him and he loves it although I am not really happy with it. (I will try to make a cushion size next time.)

The present I got from him... a bear I want, Rilakkuma! (I told him I like this bear a month before! Wahahaha) 
I crocheted 2 roses for him today! :P

love, k


weekend life: Feb 10-12 2012

1. Finally bought a new set of bed linen while I was visiting at Ikea for something else! :P It is very pretty pattern - Purple + Crochet pattern!!!! What's a perfect combination! 

2. Started a new socks project, also my first toe-up socks!!! The Diagonal Lace Socks pattern (from Wendy Johnson) is easy to work with and the yarn is very fine! yeah!!!! 

3. My little garden with some little friends join in! :D

love, k


learn a new stitch: Smock Stitch

I love sitting all day do knitting and love to see after knitting some rows... the pattern will come out! I really enjoy and love this moment!!!! 

Learn a new stitch is one of the excitement of my life! 
Do I overstate about it? hahahah

Like I made a Ribbed Lace Bolero, Lotus Hat, Spring Beret & Angora Lace Scarf
I tried to write out all the lace parts in Charts then it will show how LACE works out! (I am a kind of visual gal, I like to see things in drawing... hahaha)

I will try to create my own lace :) (sure out there still have a lot of nice lace patterns I should try first!)

Today, Feb 9, I tried a new stitch, not a lace, but it is a SMOCK Stitch
It is interesting to see how a basic 2x2 Rib with just a simple twist to make a BIG different! Love it! :D
love, k

Knit-a-long in Jan/Feb 2012

um... after post 2 blogs about my 365 days knitting in Jan.... and now Feb 8 well... yes I am lazy in the way of writing blog BUT I am NOT lazy on knitting. 

There are my works up to now and where I had been & what I had done :P
Remark: today I finished one black color glove,... but some parts are not fit.. so not post here! :(
ohohoh... and today I also bought some new yarns too :P

love, k