Sunday, March 18, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
At first, I folded the front flap as shown on the model and tried it on. I was not satisfied with the fact that you could see the wrong side of the neckline hem.
So I flipped the front flap. Aha! This time the wrong side was completely hidden. Then I washed the pullover with "Soap". That stuff smelled so good.
Now it's dried, and I can't wait to wear it home this weekend.
I am also very happy about the nicely finished details. I hope you like my pullover, too!
Monday, March 12, 2007
It's just fantastic that every weekend I go home, I see yummy stuff on the table! Sometimes it's my favourite Dim Sum, and often, I have knitty goodies. Three weeks ago I received the Phildar 40% off back issues with English translations, and last weekend I got the Keito Dama magazines. I spent the whole night browse through them, although I don't understand any Japanese.
The more the better! Last Saturday was Knitomatic's big sale day. Of course I didn't miss it! I got magazines at $2 each, and books at $10, and some yarns.
Did I say "the more the better"? Right after the Knitomatic big sale, on Sunday afternoon after lunch I walked to Lettuce Knit and got these gorgeous SweetGeorgia sock yarns and Fleece Artist Seewool. They are just too beautiful to resist.
P.S About two years ago I developed a good habit of keeping all the purching receipts into a Ziploc. Usually after one or two months I would pull them out and count how much I've spent on daily utilities as well as knitty goodies. Every time I do this, I scream: evil local yarn stores! Alas, it is just too dangerous to have many LYS around the UT St. George Campus: Romni Wools, Lettuce Knit, Knitomatic, and AlterKnit, to name a few.
Strange! I don't blame myself, I blame the local yarns stores! But I gotta have my own yarn store someday lol...
Knitting Part is over, let's proceed to the "Pipe Inpsection Machine" section. He's Kathy, Ran and me's baby. He is a boy and we are all his mothers. He also has a father, which happens to be kathy's laptop. Ever since he's born, we all feel the pressure of being mothers. He's always sick. We need to take good care for him. We spend a great deal of time nurture him everyweek. He is very handsome though. Here he is.
Kathy and me with our baby.
Our baby's body. I designed and made it. So proud of myself. You know, before this project I'd never touched a drill press.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
And here is my pullover in progress. I estimated that I would get three skeins of Drops Alpaca left. hmm... I am not sure whether it's because pattern instructions always list more yarn than required for "just in case"... I always have yarn leftovers for every project that I knit. Strange.