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What do you love to treat yourself ?
Here is my list:
1) some chocolates (I am a chocolate lover! Especially dark chocolates)
2) Some cookies, hm, I love “Felix and Norton COOKIES” , extremely mouthwatering.
3) NEW yarn, no need to emphasis, I never get bored to go to yarn store and shop for new yarns and patterns.
4) Some fresh sashimi and sushi. I remembered when my husband wasn’t around, and my parents were out of town, I cooked something for Erika, and then brought her food to a Japanese restaurant, She ate hers, and I ate my yummy sushi, just PERFECT HAHAHA!
I bought myself some new yarn today in Romni, and also grabbed two books as well.
I’ve got the Norah Gaughan volume 4, because I love the Flower child on the cover page, it’s so pretty. Romni doesn’t have the Berroco Pima, so, I took the Rowan Calmer instead. WOW, this is my first time to try Calmer, it’s really soft, light and elastic to knit, I love it! 🙂
I hope I can finish this top by the end of April.
I didn’t start any project for Erika after the “Fiona”, I thought about the BSJ, or the February jacket, but finally I decided to treat myself something: knit something for myself. 🙂
After knitting the scarf for my husband, I suddenly found that Erika doesn’t have any scarf!!
Oh my GOd, I shouldn’t left her out.
SO, I am going to knit her a little scarf. Since she is tiny, she doesn’t need a long scarf, nor anything too fancy.
I used the stitch pattern from “A treasury of knitting patterns” by Barbara Walker.
THe SLipped Diagonal Rib pattern, it looks simple, but quite stylish if you compare with the usual 1×1, or 2×2 ribs patterns.
I casted on 20 stitches only, and repeat the pattern over and over.
I will try few more repeats tonight and see how it goes.
Slipped Diagonal Rib Pattern:
Row 1 (WS) – K1 , *K3, p1; rep from *, end K1.
Row 2 – K1, *Sl 1 wyib, p3; rep from *, end k1.
Row 3 – K1, *k3, sl1 wyif; rep from *, end K1.
Row 4 – K1, *Drop sl-st to front of work, p2, pick up dropped st and knit it, p1; rep from * , end K1.
Row 5 – K2, *p1, k3; rep from *.
Row 6 – K1, *p2, sl 1 wyib, p1; rep from * , end k1.
Row 7 – K2, *sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from *.
Row 8 – K1, p2, *drop sl-st to front of work, p2, pick up dropped st and knit it, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, end drop sl-st to front of work , p1, pick up dropped st and purl it, k1.
(quite familiar to the ballband washcloth pattern though.)
While I came out from the bathroom this morning, the door bell rang…. I was so surprised ( so did Erika!)
It was a package from Delena (from Knitter’s treasure swap)!!
It’s a very yummy package !!
She did great job on handmade stuffs and also gave me lots of chocolate treats (Godiva!!) and hot chocolate mix. 🙂
The yarn is very yummy and colorful with Misti alpaca and Claudia handpainted yarn!
There are also some knitting and sewing notions that I always lack of (even though I have , I don’t know where i put them… it’s every where in my house I guess.. haha)
One knitting book called “Knit so fine”… and a magazine from Europe! 🙂
Can you believe this?
it’s soooo yummy!!
and she is so generous!!: )
Thanks Delana , I am totally spoiled! 😀
This is a lunch bag that I made this noon.
I like the fabric for this bag, because of it’s country style.
This bag is quite sturdy because the fabric for the lining is quite sturdy with fusible attached to it.
I love this bag’s design because it has a little cover inside the bag, which is for covering your lunch box and fruits.
The ribbon was added by me, I want the bag to be more secure. 🙂
Dear me, I am so busy recently that I really don’t have the time to update my blog.
But, today, I wanted to write something.
A special thanks to Amy, my SP12 secret pal.
She sent me a 2nd package, but somehow, we didn’t know why, and very disappointed that it was lost or something.. I hope one day I will see that package in my mailbox. 🙂
She was so kind to send me another 3rd package with many goodies inside.
Here is the picture, I especially love the mitten book. And just resist myself to start a project with Claudia Painted sock yarn. IT’s gorgeous!
I also love the yarn, it’s my first time to touch the EL silk yarn. Thanks Amy.
And really thanks for sending ERika a new cloth, she is so lucky! 😀 hahahaha
Besides the wedding decoration thing, I also knitted (and finished) a little baby shrug for Erika.
Since her dress (for wedding ceremony) is sleeveless, so, I guess she might be a bit cold in A/C area. The shrug was done, but , not very satisfied, it’s a bit too big for her.
Anyway, my hubby said that it looks good on her. 🙂
No picture yet , as I wanted to add something to it.
I also joined a hand purse swap in Ravelry.
I already started to knit that cable bag , and it’s half done already 🙂
it’s fast to knit a bag if using bigger needles (this is using size 6.5mm) .
My pal loves purple, it’s almost my fav color.
The yarn that I am using is Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran, plum color.