Friday, September 25, 2009

Progress with My Knitting Project

I just started my fifth skein, and knitting the bottom part. Progress was very slow because I really did not have the time to knit, plus somehow I lost my interest to knit. I really hope that I could finish this before August was over, otherwise I could not meet my goal to publish 3 patterns in a year. It was almost finish actually, only a few inches in the bottom, and I could pick up and knit the sleeves. I planned to make long sleeves this time.

Progress on my knitting

I like the pattern on the waist part

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Recently, I bought some fabrics online. I plan to make some pillow cases and curtains. That is why when I received package from US, I thought it was my order arrived. Turn out it was my Knitting calendar. I didn’t buy it. However, since I got my Lauri Dress pattern accepted into their 2010 calendar, I got one copy of the calendar for free. This is my first time to get this calendar ever. Honestly, I really haven’t got the time to really look into the patterns one by one, so I could not tell you which one is my favorite (beside Lauri Dress, off course).

Then a month later, I got the check worth of USD 350,- for my second winner prize (not USD 250,- as I mentioned earlier). I immediately bank in the check and totally forgot to take the picture. So, I guess you have to satisfy with the photo of the envelope.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

To Genting

Two month ago (4 and 5 July) we went to Genting and stay one night in First World Hotel. This is the first outstation trip for Fiori. I was afraid that Fiori would be tired and cranky during the 5 hours drive from Penang to Genting, but it turned out she was quite enjoying the drive and able to sleep about 2 hours in the car.

Lauri posing in the room

We bought 1 day pass for the indoor riding for Lauri, and her favorite ride was “Merry-Go-Round”. She rode it many many times.

Riding Merry-Go-Round

Lauri with her backpack

The Hotel we were staying

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Dahlia as Featured Pattern in Ravelry

In the beginning of this month I got an email from Mary-Heather from Ravelry. Here is what she wrote:

Hi there Lily!
I hope you are well!
Jess and I wanted to write to you because we wanted to feature your beautiful Dahlia Top pattern as the September “Jess’ and MH's Pick,” featured pattern, if you are interested.

This is a free promotional spot that Ravelry uses to highlight indie designers who are distributing patterns on Ravelry, and it appears on the main patterns page when you click on the "crochet" filter or when "knitting + crochet" (the default setting) is selected. The pattern will appear for all of September, not a half-month like the paid Featured Ads.

If you are interested, we will create the image for you using your pretty photo, and put the ad in for you and everything. We think Ravelry users will love the pattern and hope that you would like to highlight it in this spot!

Please let us know what you think! :)

Best regards,


And you know what my response was right? Of course I said YES! I AM INTERESTED. As the result you can see the my Dahlia pattern feature in the crochet pattern section.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Picking Up an Old Quilting Project

Suddenly I am in the mood to finish my old quilting project. I forgot exactly when I started this project, probably 2 or 3 years ago, but suddenly I lost interest and just put it aside and have never touched it until now.