Wednesday, October 26, 2011

happy halloween!

finished my almost-three-yr-old's costume a few days ago.
she wanted to be a cat,
specifically one of our cats who has Himalayan like long fur.

 this year, I didn't want to make something super "costumy",
and decided to make little parts to make a whole outfit. 

I knitted the sweater + mittens,

and made the hat and tutu based on the patterns from Oliver + S book.(pics above)

this way, she can wear each item separately(or together) on different occasions!
and that is much more rewording for me to make something for her :)

Happy Halloween!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


for some reason, I don't seem not to be able to fill my head with knitting and knitted items...
my pinterest board is filling up rather quickly with the warm cozy things...
maybe because of the fall air.
yes, fall is here. definitely.
crisp, clear, fall air.

I can't stop thinking about owning a perfect piece of comfortable, warm pullover(or cardigan).
I am not a big fan of a puffy big sweaters, usually, so I don't even own a single pullover.
but I am really digging the ones below. 

newest knitting endeavor

(pic 1234 & 5)

if I could afford paying $$$ for a sweater(am sure it's worth the money),
I would love to own a few.
I am also daydreaming about knitting myself one,
and have been searching a perfect pattern on Ravelry,
but I haven't found a single one there.
I am sure it's not too hard to design your own if you know how to knit different kinds of cables and how to knit a basic sweater,
but I am not quite comfortable with designing my own just yet....

well... there is also another thing,,,
 I am not going to fit in it for the next while anyway as my belly is already HUGE but only keeps getting bigger...

Friday, October 7, 2011

what it turned out to be, instead...

so, I decided to take my very first cardigan for my daughter, which I knitted last march, apart
and make it into something else. 
although it was an emotionally hard decision(sort of) to make, 
the cardigan was very baggy around her neck, 
and I really wanted her to have something I knitted for this fall. 

  I purchased this pattern from Ravelry, my first purchase.
and for some reason, it was $1.20 off, which made myself justify buying the pattern 
with a promise of making more than one of them- maybe for gifts.

so, here it is!
I think I made the right choice! 
it was a super quick project, a piece o' cake.
this vest cardigan is a much better fit on her. I love the color on her, too :)

although I have been in the knitting binge lately and have a bunch of projects lined up,
 it started to drive me crazy as of yesterday...
I was excited to open my yarn order, but one of the yarn colors looked different from what I expected
(I'm sure it happens often when you're online shopping),
and I didn't read one of the patterns well enough that I am actually short on the yarn,
AND the yarn I picked for specific projects didn't seem "right" to me any more....
maybe too much of one thing isn't good.
time for a little break?