Wednesday, December 26, 2007

test pattern for a friend

angel_scarf

I volunteer totest the pattern for a friend on Ravelry, and here's the photo..

I used Neveda Yarn Nice.

I think it's a sport/light weight yarn. I like the feel of the yarn it is soft and has a sparkly look...


It is made of viscose, acrylic, and polyester, using 5mm hook.

Neveda Nice
Neveda Nice, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


Sharr, I hope I did justice to your pattern and thank you for sharing it with me.

I'm looking forward to test more of your projects. I really enjoy making this one.


Trellis Scarf_up close
Trellis Scarf_up, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

trellis scarf
trellis scarf, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

first mystery stole


I am in a group called secretofthestoleii and we just started to make swatches but the KAL will officially start on January 2008. So if you are interested, sign up so you can prepare for the KAL.

The project ask for a lace weight yarn, but I don't have access to that kind of yarn here in Saudi, so instead I used Scheepjes Invicta Extra a fingering yarn and 2 mm needle, though I am thinking of using 2.5 so to make it more lacey, and here's the result.

mystery stole_swatch
Smystery stole_swatch, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

I also don't have a blocking wire or whatever you call it for blocking knitted lace, so I used 2mm dpns instead, it may serve the purpose for the meantime, i.e. I will have to think if other ways to use for blocking, I might ask DH to bring to some hardware/electrical store to look for wire. But that's too early to think about, first will need to focus on my project resolution/knitting 7 crochet resolution. I can't wait to start doing the KAL, and I find using chart is more easy than reading written instructions. I'm a chart-instruction person!

So that I can be able to finish the KAL, join other CAL/KAL, and might even test some patterns to some friends. :) Not to mention doing some scouting for crochet and knitting books.

I'll post another project hopefully before the year ends. It's a scarf from Sharr using this yarn, and I test the pattern for her. Though I haven't gotten the chance to ask Sharr if I can post the scarf I made.

Neveda Nice
neveda nice, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

finally it's finished....trellis tunic



Now I can post my very first crochet wearable. It is from Crochet Today Magazine Apr/May issue, which I bought when I was in Manila last May for vacation.

It is in the cover the of said Mag, but I didn't make the whole sleeves, instead I shorten it, and make the skirt a little longer.




Here are the photos,
I am so excited and now I finally able to wear this although it's a bit tighter around the waist..oh well, do more crunches & sit-up please.

Trellis Tunic- back & front
Trellis Tunic- back & front, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

Trellis Tunic_back
Trellis Tunic_back, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


Trellis Tunic_front
Trellis Tunic_front, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


Trellis Tunic_sleeves
Trellis Tunic_sleeves, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

Trellis Tunic_front bodice
Trellis Tunic_front bodice, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.



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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

my new sidebar contents

Notice the new look of my blog.? I changed the template and replaced most of my sidebar but...notice the new progress bars? Those who are already have Ravelry and want one like this, you can ask Casey if he can accommodate you for this access. I was up all night fixing this and didn't make any success, good thing there several Raverlers who were willing to help, special mention to kmunson779, AliceInDilbrtlnd, NightlyKnitter, Lolaj, Casey and Conicuts.

I'm still tweaking it until it meets to my taste...but their help are very useful.

So now on with my photo postings... :)

Posting my latest
Yarn Acquisitions for this month..it got me so excited so decided to take some photos of them...

DSC01249
yarn tree, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


Invicta Extra_Cream
Invicta Extra_Cream, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


Invicta Extra_White
Invicta Extra_White, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


DSC01248
Neveda Nice, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


new acquisition
new acquisition, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Bubble Gum lace hat & some swatches....

angel2
originally uploaded bylifeasastitcher.

I just finished this nice lace cap, pattern from
Knitting Daily the other day, this is also in the Interweave Crochet Winter 2007 issue, I think.

You can finish this pattern in one sitting, it's that easy, the pattern is easy to follow and it really is nice when after you finished and see the spiral pattern as it goes down... the top is a lace motif, and the spiral patterns uses hdc stitches.

I named this Bubble Gum Lace hat, because of the color of my yarn, btw the yarn I used is Red Heart which I bought in Divisoria [Manila, Phil] last May while I was on vacation. I am also thinking of using the other color like the ones on top of the pile, on the same cap...hmmm

red heart yarn
S-Dahlia Top stitches/Neveda Yarn, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.



Actually I was thinking of making a shrug for my two daughters, and while I was on the net looking for a shrug pattern, this caught my eye, and decided to make one for a friend..who doesn't know [yet] that this hat is for her...this will be well, a sort of my panuhol [bribery] so she can buy me some magazines once she go to the States for a month vacation...

It's nice that my daughter agrees to model this hat for me...isn't she a beauty?...My kids just love to pose for me...

Here, she wants me to take her photos as a stolen shot, and she can't keep herself from laughing...she's having a hard time controlling her giggles...

I also made some swatches, for Dahlia Top by Lily Go
(go and check out her blog, she made lots of nice top), I'm making (it's not the knitted one which btw is also lovely, once I'm more confident in my knitting, my next top will be knitted Dhalia).

On th
e 1
st photo below, I used DMC -Senso Microfibre cotton thread, size 3, I think this is a much bigger thread than what Lily used. I used Clover 3.50mm hook, it's a double ended hook, but it has a different size on both ends.

DMC_Dahlia top
DMC-Dahlia Top, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.

For this swatch, I used Neveda Yarn Sirene 2000, it's a fingering yarn, which I think is much closer to the one Lily used on her Dahlia Top, (she used Cannon thread size 5, the one I have is only a size 8 ), guess will have to buy more Cannon this time size 5 when i get back in Manila next year.

But I haven't check the computation for this yarn, I used a Susan Bates (silvalume)3.75mm hook,
I'm not sure yet what hook will I used for this project though.

S-Dahlia Top stitches/Neveda Yarn
S-Dahlia Top stitches/Neveda Yarn, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.


Neveda Yarn Sirene2000, originally uploaded by life as a stitcher.



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