Tuesday, September 30, 2008

something to blog [brag] about

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So here goes...

I'm now on round 37 of Lyra by Herbert Niebling I took this shot when I was on round 33...

sorry if the photo is a bit hazy. Visit the Frog Pond 4x before I reached this stage, the last two frog pond visit were caused by my cats.

First, I left my work on the bed, and attend something in the kitchen, when I returned I found Sweetie nibbling on my needle, all the stitches were off the needles then.

Second, Both of them were playing, and they were chasing each other, Brando jumped in front of me [was knitting then] and as he landed he dragged the work with him and all my needles were all over the floor...so I have no choice but it ripped again.



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I'm now is making a shrug but will post all about it on my next blog, with proper photo, anyway there is nothing much else to yet, as I'm still on row 26 of the back part of the shrug which is purely stockinette stitch.

Here are some photos of the bandits


Brando - so tired...
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Sweeties - am I cute or am I cute?
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Friday, September 12, 2008

i need (a) HERO(es)

oh boy my favorite tv series will be aired on Sept. 22, 2008, I can't wait to see what's going to happen to Nathan, Claire and my favorite Hiro, - and of course, same with the rest of the HEROES character.....

I mentioned on my previous post that I am reluctant to knit the infamous Lyra by Herbet Neibling.

I'm using DMC Babylo 20wt Ecru...I had a hard time on casting-on, I prided myself as a self-taught person when it comes to needlecraft, most of the time i.e., but I guess I haven't encountered this type...


I first did the crochet in a ring cast-on long tail cast-on, next is german long tail cast on, but I was not successful, so confused and frustrated. I almost give up and I was already thinking of putting away the pattern and thread but a hero came - Dixie - she didn't stop asking my progress on knitting, and eventually she walk me through per round via Google Talk...yup she is now one of my
favorite Hero. PostSmile!I also learned from her that's it's okay to knit the first few round on a straight needle, and she even shared her technique, using a wooden toothpick, it work for me. What I did was I tried the crochet in a ring cast-on again and then spread the stitches on the toothpick, this time all the stitches stays in place, unlike before where all of them slipped off my aluminum dpns. Now I am on round 7 there isn't anything much to see so no photos yet.

What else, let see, I finished knitting Shifting Sands for hubby.


Materials
Yarn: Vanna's Choice - Taupe
Needle: 4.5mm Addi Turbo Circular
Started: August 08, 2008
Finished: September 03, 2008
Official Entry on Ravelympics

The kids had a school program - Linggo ng Wika , sadly my youngest was not able to participate cause Preschool Dept was reschedule and having a not thinking mom moment, didn't bother to read the school diary, stupid me huh? I was so guilty that day, good thing my youngest was in a very jolly mood that day and didn't had any tantrums.



I am now in the middle of knitting socks (actually I am now on the heel part)it's for my eldest and I am using my own design. I'll post a photo once I'm done.

And of course the latest addition to our family, up another one I adopted a kitten last week. She is almost 2months, she is half Siamese(Mom) and half Persian (Dad), Welcome to our family - SWEETIE!

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Brando - just another photo shoot day! *sigh*




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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

fear

hmmm what's new? not much, am just itching to start knitting the infamous LYRA, but still thinking of diving into it, so go ahead what are you waiting for, you say? well am still praying to all angels Angel Praying 2 to give me enough courage to stick to it, I am scared that i might not be able to finish it, which I hated doing whenever I abandon a project.

Knitting Lyra will be my first knitted doily if ever, internet buddies who have knitted Niebling's work said that once I get to start knitting it, it will be easy, it looks intimidating at first, but I'll get the hang of it eventually. Some were able to finish it in just two weeks! Imagine that, I can't even finish my husband's Shifting Sand scarf, I casted-on last August 8, and am still past half of the length I'm planning to make.

Enough babbling gotta get my needles and finish that scarf... and perhaps after that I might have gathered enough strength to tackle my fear of lace knitting, better look again at my bad fearless knitter badge*



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