Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lauri and Fiori: Which one is which?

These photos were taken by the hospital directly after the baby being clean up. One was Lauri's. Taken almost 4 years ago. The other one was Fiori's. Taken on 21 May 2008. Don't you think they look alike?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I Thinks It's The Time To Go To The Hospital

I got contraction every 5 minutes now. So, time to go to the hospital. Wish me luck and see you in next post with new baby :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Conversation between me and Lauri after watching Air Bud 2:

Lauri: Mama, I want puppy
Me: You have puppy in the room
Lauri: Where? Where? Lets go to the room!
So we went to the room and I showed her the puppy soft toys that she has:

Lauri: No, not this one
Me: What is wrong with this one?
Lauri: This one is different. This one can not talk.

The following week, the father brought back this:

It’s a male labrador. His name is Muffy. It’s lauri job to feed him everyday.

Lauri's Progress

After went to Kindy since January 2008 until today, Lauri is improving a lot. She is now able to draw something with a theme. Her favorite is to draw an ocean complete with the boat, a fisher wearing hat and holding fishing rod. Under the water she also drew several fishes, crabs, and octopuses. Another favorite is she drew herself attending a party.

Her favorite subject is Mathematics (counting objects and write down the number), and her least favorite subject is Bahasa Melayu.

However, her teacher complaining to me that she can not pay attention very long. She was always dreaming and did not pay attention to the teacher. The result, she could not keep up with the rest of the class and I have to teach her at home. Sigh!

I am hoping that this is because she is too young (although some of her classmate are even younger than her), and later on she can control her daydreaming.

Me, myself is a dreamer. I always like to daydream and full of imagination. However, I remember that in school I always managed to pay attention and controlled my mind not to wander too much. But probably because I started school not as young as Lauri.

Tomorrow is the starting of Lauri’s half semester exam. Hopefully she can do it well.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Baby Booties

Look what I got from Mimi! Very cute Baby Booties.

I must tell you that it is cuter in real person than in photo. I could not take a nicer photo because my tummy is too big already, so I could not bend down or kneel down properly to get nice angle.
It is made using a very fine thread and the stitches are very even. It’s a very delicate and cute baby booties.

By the way, this booties is her own design. If you are interested to buy the pattern, you can buy the pattern in PDF file in her Etsy shop.

Thanks Mimi!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Picot Bind Off Using Crochet Hook Tutorial

My Favorite bind off is a picot bind off using crochet hook. I used it in my Sunshine Top, Empire Top, and also in Lauri Dress. I like it because it makes a very flexible edging.

I am not sure whether there is tutorial about it, but the one I know is in Knitty Fall 2006 using knitting needle. When I tried, I don't really like the result. It flares too much. Thus I used my own method using crochet hook. Use the smallest hook possible and the tighter the better.

Step 1: Slip 1 stitch purlwise from left needle to the right hook

Step 2: Take working yarn with hook and pull it through both stitches

Step 3: Result

Step 4: Make 2 chains

Step 5: Insert the hook to the same stitch (that you slip in step 2), take working yarn with hook and pull through both stitches

Step 6: You just made 1 picot. Repeat from Step 1.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Green Baby Blanket

I forgot to blog about this FO. This is another baby blanket. I am so addicted to make blanket after I finish my version of Babette blanket that I decided to make another one.
This project is started and finished before I made the Simple Cable Cardigan.

Pattern: Green Baby Blanket (90 cm x 90 cm)
Source: Lets Knit Series
Materials: Bendigo Wollen Mills 4 Ply Cotton. Color: Lime 883. Dye Lot # 008. Qty: 2 x 200 gram
Needles: Tulip Hook no 7 or 4 mm
Total Cost: USD 18.20
Start Date: 1 February 2008
Finish Date: 22 February 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lauri Knit Dress

I got this Elann Sonata yellow color. But it’s only 5 balls. I don’t think it’s enough to make something for me. Thus I decided to make a dress for Lauri. Just a simple dress with 2 pockets for the details.

What do you think? Anybody interested to test the pattern? I haven’t finished write it yet. Probably next week.