Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Butterfly Fairy

..... wishes you
A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lauri's Second Stage Performance

Time flies very fast. It's end of the year already. Like last year, Lauri was performing in the school annual concert. If you click on the link, you can see how different they were compare with now.

Fiori was busy reading the program

Friday, December 18, 2009

No-Seaming Crocheted Flower Pattern for Sale

Crocheted Flower

Like the name, this crocheted flower required no seaming at all. You work in continues motion. Perfect for stash busting or last minute gift. It only takes less than 1 hour to make. This lovely flower is perfect for a brooch, bracelet, hair pin, hair crunchy, etc. Your imagination is the limit.
This pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and photo tutorials but no chart.

Material: DK weight yarn
Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
Finished Size Diameter: 10 cm or 4 inch
Level: Easy
Yarn requirement: 1 ball or skein can make about 3 pcs.
Notion: button (optional).
Other Posts and photos about this project: Here

How To Buy:Pattern is a full colour, 4 pages in PDF. Complete with step by step photo tutorials.
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

USD 1.75,-
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Handmade Gift Ideas

When people know that you are good in knitting and crocheting, they expect you give something handmade to them. They don't know how much times and efforts that goes into handmade stuffs. Sometimes they even think that handmade stuffs is given because it is cheaper than buying in the store. This is one of the reasons why I don’t give people my handmade stuffs. I only make things for people than really appreciate my creation.

Anyway, yesterday I created this gorgeous crocheted flower that can be made in less than an hour, so it's perfect for gift as well. This flower required no seaming at all. I used my leftover yarn from my Orchid top and the button is a button from my old dress. The result is about 4" or 10 cm in diameter. I plan to make this for necklace, belt, and pin as well. Yesterday, when I wore this as a bracelet, a lot of people complimented it.

Crocheted Flower as Bracelet

Crocheted Flower in Hair

Crocheted Flower

Pattern: No-Seaming Crocheted Flower
Source: Here
Materials: Elann Sonata. Color: Victorian Grape
Qty: 1 ball to make 2 or 3 pcs
Needles: Clover Hook size 3.5 (E)
Start Date: 14 December 2009
Finish Date: 14 December 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Want to Play too.....

Said Fiori to her sister. She could not wait to play the drum and tried hard to get down from her stroller. Nowadays, Fiori always copy whatever Lauri did.

Friday, December 04, 2009

My Knitting Needles

I love Addi knitting needle. I can only enjoy knitting if my needle is Addi. Of course I haven’t tried other needles, but why waste my money to buy other needles since I love the one that I have (unless it’s free, of course). Here were the sizes of Addi needles that I had: Lace addi 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 mm and for Addi Turbo 3.25 (2 pcs), 3.5, 3.75 mm.

If you notice, the biggest size that I had is 4.00 mm and it’s Addi Lace. Thus, all these time when I knit to use size 4.00 mm, I had to use my lace needle, although I was not knitting lace project, but I was not complaining, until recently.

Recently I started new knitting project (Sage New Version). This time I am knitting with worsted weight yarn that split a lot and knitting with sharp point needles (Addi lace is sharper) was not a good idea. So, I decided to buy bigger sizes of Addi Turbo from ebay. After hunting around for a week, finally I found a seller that selling 6 pairs of Addi turbo (you can choose the size of your needle and the length of the cord) for total USD30.98 and this is including shipping cost! I bought sizes 4.00, 4.50, 5.00, 5.50, 6.00 and 6.50 mm with 32” cable. I got my needles already and very satisfied. I know that buying from ebay means I don’t have the lifetime warranty. But, what is the chance you break your Addi?

To tell you the truth, I was tempted to buy Addi Click Interchangeable needles. But, beside the expensive price, I was also afraid that I got the set that doesn’t have the perfect connection (I read that some people experienced sponteneous click off while knitting using Addi click). Where should I return it? Not to mention the shipping cost and the hazzle that I have to go through. Sooooo, to be in the safe side, just “normal” Addi for me. I normally work 1 project at a time anyway.