Monday, 27 June 2016

Of Sewing, Knitting and Crocheting

Hi, everyone! 

It's Monday again! Hope nobody is feeling blue today. I am feeling cheerful because I am working on a rainbow sock with Knitpicks Felici and the colors are just so cheerful they make me smile! I just finished my dad's socks yesterday. This makes the 7th pair this year! 


Yesterday's lighting suck so my photos look a little grainy. :( This sock pattern is Casual Business sock by Tanis Lavallee. I really like this one and it is so easy to make. I am going to make another pair for my boyfriend. The yarn is from Malabrigo Sock, 806 Impressionist Sky.  


And I took a lovely photo of my new Diving In shawl. It is knitted with Knitpicks Stroll yarn, Electric Blue, Dove Heather and Wonderland Heather. I used about one skein each. I love the picot edging the best, even though it took a long while to finish it. 


On to crocheting... I've also completed a cute cupid by Laylala. It is actually a part of the Christmas ensemble, but if it is knitted with pink yarns, It becomes a cute cupid! I really enjoy Laylala's designs, especially this cute cupid. It is palm size, and made with 3.25mm needles and 4 Seasons Marvel 8 Ply Acrylic Yarn. I am trying to finish up my Acrylic Yarn so that I can stash my new Schachenmayr Catania Yarn in the drawer. 


I used a pink Copic marker for the cheeks. It was the fastest one I could grab. ;) I finally got some proper eyes from Etsy SnacksiesHandicraft. The seller is from Singapore so I don't need to wait weeks before I finish the cupid. 


Finished an Ipad Cover for my mini too! I wanted to learn color stranding with crocheting but it turns out much more difficult than color stranding in knitting. I was never good with juggling multiple yarns with my fingers to begin with and for crocheting, it just fell apart so easily. But the skill will come to me in time.. I think I'll just wait a while more. 

I knitted this with Patons Cotton Blend 8Ply. The color looks like a Flamingo Pink, and I added a stripe of white in it. I also sewed a wooden tag so that it'll look more professional. I got them from Etsy MemorableLand a while ago and I intended for it to be used in little pouches that I will sell.


And... My order from FurlsCrochet finally came! I am sooooo happy to get these! This is in Tulipwood 3.5mm and Blackwood 3.25mm. Aren't they beautiful? Aren't they precious? They make me want to crochet all the time! Other than waiting for them to be completed, the shipping is quick because Furls used USPS, which takes about 8days instead of the usual 2 weeks to arrive. 


I used the 15% newbie discount that they give to encourage your first purchase, which obviously works! They also include a skein of black yarn but I don't think I'll be using that, truthfully. 


I also did some sewing too! I was looking at knitting project bags on Etsy when I found a free Japanese Knot Bag pattern online by IndigoBird. So I immediately dug into my stash of cloths and whipped out my sewing thread and needles and made two. Actually, I made three, but the second one flunk, the first one looks sloppy, and the third one finally looks presentable in public! 


It is really handy! I can even hang it on the side of my chair and knit from the bag. All I need now is more cloth and I'll be happy with half a dozen knot bags! 

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That's all I did over the last two weeks. I even cleaned out my room and vacuumed the floor yesterday because of the yarn fibres, loose threads and dust that are gathering up. My bags of yarn is beginning to pile up again and I've just ordered a huge pile of Knitpicks Felici because I really love the self-striping yarns. The good thing is, this year, I am almost knitting as fast as I buy... Almost. 

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great week ahead! 

Cheers, 
Jennifer


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