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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Again....

Last week I went to Kuala Lumpur to meet customer. I wore the new white cardigan. Again, I forgot to take picture. So, I decided to take the cardigan itself without me.

I started this on end of January 2006 and finished it on end of June. I used up 5 balls of white DMC Tradition 100% cotton size 10. Actually I bought 4 balls from ebay, then realized that it was not enough. At that time (March) I have finished everything: front part, back part, and two sleeves, even already joined together. Only needed to finish the edging part. It's so frustrating. Then I ordered another 2 balls from the same seller. Since my sister in law is planning to come back to Malaysia on April, I asked to be delivered in her US address. In the end she only came on May. I had to wait for 2 months.

Anyway, I am happy with the result. It fit me nicely

Another news is that now I am learning how to knit. I finally decided to learn because I could not stand looking so many nice free design on the internet.

The first piece I am knitting is for my baby. The reason is because it will be small enough for me to finish it quickly.

Up Date on 5 Sept 06:

Finally I manage to take photo of myself wearing the cardigan.

This is the original photo on the Japanese mag:


This is how it looks like on me:

10 comments:

opportunityknits said...

Lily, your cardigan is so beautiful. Glad to hear you are learning to knit, I am sure you will do very well too.

prettyknit said...

hi, I love you cardigan, which japanese book that the pattern from?

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Susan said...

It's beautiful and fits you perfectly!

Mimi said...

Wow, I love this one! You did such a good job. The japanese designs are amazing!

Judy said...

Hi Lily, I love this lace cardigan. What Japanese magazine did this one come from? I want it!

Lisa said...

You do beautiful work. Absolutely stunning and flattering sweaters. I really don't crochet that much but I do knit and I really must tell you that you have the most beautiful & hip crocheted sweaters I've ever seen. Wow!

sandhyasudhir said...

I was searching for some interesting crochet patterns when I saw your your Dahalia top on the Ravelry page. You do lovely work. You are lucky that you get so many types of threads and yarn where you live.
From which Japanese magazine have you done the white top? It is superb.
Your blog too is lovely.Thank you for sharing your work.

Lily said...

Thanks for the compliment. I don't have much of yarn or thread choice, I normally bought online from US or UK.
Regarding the crochet book, the ISBN of the book is 4-529-03528-x. If you want to know how the book cover looks, follow this link: http://lilygo.blogspot.com/2007/03/japanese-crocheted-book.html.

bhenggay said...

I finally got the same book.... Im working on the cover picture cardigan... all the cardigans here are pretty.....

Although, it's a strictly one size only... Did you adjusted your white cardigan to fit? thanks...

Lily said...

@Bhenggay: Yes, I believe I add about 1 cm on the each of the front and also adjust the hips part a bit as it came out too tight.