Thursday, June 23, 2005

I have to frog this....

I started to knit a lacy sweater from Loop-d-Loop the other day with raw silk yarn from habu, but it seems to be a bit too big to me... I hate to frog....

Before saying good-bye, here is a close-up photo...

And here is the photo after frogging... too sad...

I just ordered another circular needle (#0) today, and as soon as I get it, I will start again.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Father's Day Gift

Here is the Father's Day Gift to my hubby~

Araucania Nature Wool (100% wool, 100g, color: #11) 2 skeins
habu silk mohair (A-32-9) in chacoal gray, 1.5oz

Interlocking Balloons from scarf style

Close up photo is here:

I used silk mohair to make it a bit more fluffy. It looks a bit heavier thanthe one in the book, but I wanted to try this araucania yarn to see how this subtle variation in color was going to come out. I was happy when my hubby said "I can't wait to wear this!!"

Friday, June 17, 2005

More yarns...

I went to Habu Textile & Downtown Yarn yesterday.They always have such a nice selection!! I can't resist to buy...So, here's what I got this time. I am making a tank top for my little boy with this Euroflax (on the left).Isn't it a nice green? I have one skein of this yarn in silver gray, so I am thinking about making a bit of stripe on the bottom. The rest of the yarns are from Habu, and I am going to make a lace sweater for myself with the yarn in cone (on the right). This is 100% raw silk and feels great for summer! I can't wait to start doing these new projects. I love knitting~~

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Baby Socks done!

I've finished with my first pair of Baby Socks for my sister's coming baby. I used Rowan's Cashcotton (SH904). This yarn has 35% cotton, 25% polyamide,18% angora, 13% viscose and 9% cashmere. Wonderful combination!! Very soft, very cozy, and perfect for baby project. I love the way it looks! It is for newborn baby, and it looks like a real socks!! I got the pattern from IK ( It is called "Better than bootie socks", and it really is better than booties. I can't wait to see my coming niece/nephew to wear them.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Ribbed Shrug Finished!!

Here is the finished ribbed Shrug from IK summer 2005. I used two skeins of Rowan Calmer (in Calm).This yarn stretches a lot, and gets very fluffy, so it is perfect for this type of ribbed pattern. The color is so gentle, almost too gentle for me...This will be very useful in movie theaters, bookstores, malls, restaurants...etc.

I thought I can use this just as a scarf as well like this.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Ribbed Shrug in Progress

Now I am knitting my first shrug ---
The pattern is from here.
I am making Pam Allen's Ribbed Shrug with Rowan's Calmer.
This yarn has a good stretch and I think it is perfect for this design.
The pattern says to knit it in flat and sew the sleeves in the end,
but I decided to work in circle so that I don't have to sew anything.
So far, it looks good ---
the only thing that bothers me is the temperature suddenly went up
and it's close to 90F now... oh my god... it's just too hot to knit!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Another baby stuff... hat!!

The next baby item is a hat. I used DB wool/cotton, and I made up the pattern, and this came out all right. It could be a bit too big for newborn, but they will grow up right away, so it should be no problem!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Another bib

Another bib, originally uploaded by w_design_atelier.

I made another bib, as I love it!!

I used the same yarn as before (Lily's Sugar'n Cream) in different color.

This is sooo cute!!

I really love to make something for baby... They knit up fast, and most of

all, they are so cute!

Baby Kimono

Baby Kimono, originally uploaded by w_design_atelier.

This is from Erika Night's "Simple Knits for Cherished Babies".

I used Lorna's Lace's Shepardsock Yarn in Aslan.

It knitted up very fast, and is gorgeous!

This can be washed in machine, so perfect for baby outfit.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Yarns for my first shrug

Yarns for my first shrug, originally uploaded by w_design_atelier.

I got some yarns from my LYS today: three balls of rowan's calmer in calm

color, and two balls of DB cotton/cashmere.

I have been very interested in rowan's calmer for long time, as so many

knitters are working on it, and looked very nice.

It was a bit difficult to choose the color. I guess rowan's color is more

feminine and soft.

I am making a shrug for the first time with this yarn. let's see how it

turns out...