Wednesday, November 25, 2009


After a couple of weeks of sometimes reluctant knitting, I have finally managed to finish CeCe. I had started this in April and lost interest in it during the summer. This turned out to be a tricky pattern for me. I had selected the size with 2 inches of negative ease but it still turned out too loose (four inches!). I think the problem might be that the pattern gives gauge in st st while the cardigan itself is lace. I still love the lace pattern. And though far from perfect it is wearable and finally off the needles :)

Friday, November 13, 2009


After a long break from sock knitting, I finally cast on for a new pair of socks. The slip st pattern, Aquaphobia is very simple and addictive. The yarn (Soft Socks Yarn from Sunshine Yarns) is a gift from a friend. I am enjoying how its colors are lining up in the pattern.I will be entering the pair in the SKA November sockdown.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Spartan Pullover

I finished the spartan pullover yesterday. I used thinner yarn than was called for in the pattern. Consequently I had to adjust to my different gauge. The details can be seen at my ravelry project page. It was a simple and enjoyable knit more so as it turned out perfect. DH is well pleased with it.

In a quick little project, I made this pair of crochet flower clips for my daughter last night. I love this stage when kids are thrilled to have things made for them by their mommy. I wonder how long this lasts.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Even all those all-nighters during the years of medical education could not prepare me for the task of helping a 5-year old with his homework. I have come to discover that it can be equally grueling or worse. It is not that my son is not a enthusiastic learner, there is just so much of everything! The respect I have for all teachers and parents who homeschool grows by the minute.
Also this can be noted down as one of the reasons of the recent slump in my craft and blog activity.