Saturday, August 25, 2007

Another Dahlia Progress Post

One sleeve is done and another one to go. Then I realized that I didn’t have enough thread to finish this top. I need another 2 balls to be able to make this top tunic length as I plan it. I sent e-mail to Mimi for help. Guess what! She still had 2 balls of thread in the same dye lot. Thanks Mimi! I sent an e-mail a week ago, and what I got in my mail today? Yup, threads from Mimi.

In the meantime, I already started the pattern testing. I managed to write the pattern up to the waist, and thinking that it’s better for me to start the testing, while I am still working on it and still fresh in my mind. Thus by the time I finish this top, hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long before all testing is done, and I can put it on sale and move to another different project.

As usual, I give a lot of flexibility on the pattern. You can use whatever thread or yarn you have and use your favorite hook size. You measure your own gauge. Then using your own measurement and using your own gauge, you just plug in the numbers into my template to get the starting chain. Then from then, just follow the pattern. By doing this, it doesn’t matter how small or how big you are, because you make this top using your own unique measurement.

However, I just realized that not all people like to do calculation. Some people just don’t like to see numbers. So, probably I also need to provide fixed measurement and fixed gauge, just in case.

So far, all my testers have given me valuable inputs. I really appreciate all their efforts and times that they dedicate to test this pattern. You know who you are. I really thank you for that!!! BIG TIME!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I have been awarded

I am awarded as a Rockin' Girl Blogger by Kitman from Knit Your Love and also by Annie. Thanks girls!!

Now, it’s my turn to award 5 other blogger that Rocks.
Here is the list in no particular order:
1. Lindsay from Needles&Pinza. A knitter, crocheter, spinner and also designer.
2. Jade from Bee Knits. She has a lot of nice FOs. Very inspiring.
3. LilyBeth from Confession of A Sociopathic Knitter. Another inspiring knitter. Go see all her excellent FOs
4. Vanessa from Coloursknits. I always drooling looking at her FOs and her Photos in her blog.
5. Svetlana from My Knitting Island. Super fast crocheter and knitter.

If you’re either a guy or your name isn’t on this list, it doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Just grab the badge and tell a girl blogger out there that she rocks!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

My Addi Needles

My favorite knitting needle is Addi Turbo. I don’t really enjoy knitting without my Addi.

If you recall from my previous post, I lost one of my needle. It’s size 3.25 mm (my favorite size). So, I directly ordered the new one online. However, before my order arrived, I found the lost needle. It was hiding between my pile of documents.
Now I have two Addi size 3.25mm. The reason I post today was because I found that both needle are not the same. The new one is more slippery and more pointy (I love it!). I don’t know why this is happen. This is needle from the same brand. I thought they are all the same. Probably it looks the same. However, once you use it, you know the different. I wonder if anybody have the same problem like me.

I tried to take the photo of them side by side. Can you see the different?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Akong and Ama Came to Visit

My Parent was here from 31 July to 7 August. The main purpose was to have medical check up. I was very happy to see my parent again. Lauri also very happy to have 2 additional peoples that spoil her. Every night she came to my parent room and played with them. Asked my father to scratch her. She even wanted to spend the night with my parent and did not want to come when I called her to sleep.

Lauri with her grandparents (from left: Bee Ma, Ama, Akong, and Bee Pa).
I think you can guess who she loves the most. Yup her Akong and Bee-Pa

Now Lauri is sick! I guess she got it from me. I got flu last week. I think it’s because I was too tired. I went to see her pediatrician today. She was very cooperative and willingly do whatever the docter said. Then when we leaving, she said: Bye Bye, I love you! Hahahahaha! Even the docter also laughed.