Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mother-in-law's slippers

I thought of this project when I was thinking of my upcoming trip to Kuala Lumpur. Since it is already year end, the weather has turned rather windy and cold. So I thought it would be best to knit my mother-in-law a pair of slippers to keep her feet warm. She is wheelchair bound and constantly have to prop up her feet on a chair. Her feet are normally cold caused by poor blood circulation. When I tested on her feet, she said "ngam ngam ho" meaning it is a perfect fit in Hokkien. I am so glad that she likes it and fitted perfectly. I like the yarn from Elann Sonata which has good stitch definition and texture.

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Lacy Shell

Yes! Another crochet shell which is such fun to crochet. I am falling in love with crochet again. This top was made for my friend, Alice and was completed within 6 days. I really love the wavy neckline and the lacy effect. The yarn used is Elann Lustrado Coffee Bean. It is a fine gauge cotton with a lovely twist and colour. I may crochet one for myself too...if I have the time.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fong's Tops

These are two projects that I knitted for Fong sometime ago. The first top is the Brown Ribbons which have cables and slip stitch. The pattern was chosen by Fong from a stitch library. At first I was quite reluctant to knit it because it doesn't look very appealing to me. Since it is her choice, I had no say. So I reluctantly finish it while keeping my fingers crossed. It took me more than a month to knit because it was very tedious. When she came to pick up her top that day, her face was beaming. Phew! What a relief. I am so glad that she like it. She just love cables, the more the better.

Started : 1-10-2008
Finished : 10-11-2008
Yarn : Elann Esprit Coffee Bean
Needles : 4.5 mm
Pattern : Stitch dictionary

The second top is the Olive Tunic. Fong specifically mentioned that she want crochetted edgings, so I crochetted the neckline and cap sleeves. It is an easy and fast to knit project knitted in the round on the body. The pattern for the cap sleeves was taken from a stitch dictionary but with slight modifications. It has less rows and stitches to suit the cap sleeves.

Started : 11-11-2008
Finished : 26-11-2008
Yarn : Elann Sonata Olive
Needles : 4.0 mm
Pattern : Stitch dictionary

Hairpin Lace Scarf

I've always wanted to crochet a scarf with the hairpin lace loom that I bought on E-bay several months ago. When I was sick and couldn't fly to Kuching with my son, my sister-in-law took care of him. She also bought my son a shirt and my brother-in-law bought him two books. To thank her, I thought it would be nice to crochet a scarf as a gift for her this Christmas. The yarn is acrylic that has a shiny metalic thread running through it. I think it is lovely. What do you think?

Started : 2-12-2008
Finished : 2-12-2008
Yarn : From my friend, Lobug
Pattern : Chinese book from Popular Bookstore

Crochet Top

This is my crochet top that I did for my friend, Soon. It must have been years since I last crochetted a top. I love the pretty variegated colour of white, pink and purple. It turn out to be a very sweet and breezy top, suitable to be worn in our hot weather here. I bought the crochet thread from Paraguay Hilos. The crochet thread is very cheap and has very good yardage of 1,000 meters a ball. This is also a very quick and easy project which I completed in a week. The pattern is taken from Let's Knit Series Spring & Summer 2007 issue.

I also made a handphone case for Soon.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Free Pattern Books

First of all I would like to apologize for not blogging lately. I was sick since 15th November. At first I had a sore eye and later rashes appeared all over my face and body. I had fever, muscle and joints aches. I couldn't eat or sleep and was very miserable. I was also hospitalised for half a day and did two blood tests. Luckily it was not Dengue fever or Chikungunya but all the symptoms were similar. Doctor says it is viral infection. Today all rashes are gone but still having stiff fingers and can't knit much.

Now I will tell you the good news. is giving away PDF format of two pattern books from a selection of six pattern books. All you have to do is take a twenty minutes survey and you will receive two pattern books of your choice. I personally like the Chunky Urban Weekend and Bamboo Natural Selection. There are also baby and home decoration projects. All are very beautiful projects. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Free Yarns

Yes! More free yarns from You can win $30.00 worth of yarn with the "Caron Connections Subscriber Appreciation Sweeptakes". Just subscribe to the free weekly e-newsletter Caron Connections and you will be entered in a weekly drawing to win the yarn of your choice.

Good luck!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Free Book

I was reading the Forums on and found It is a review of knitting books and magazines written by Deb Boyken. She started knitting in 1987 and has over 3,000 knitting books in her library. She also crochet, embroider, quilt and sew. is having her first contest. If you want to win a knitting book, just log on and leave a comment. It's that simple. Contest will end on 15th November. Hurry! don't miss the chance.

Happy reading!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lavender Cardigan

My Lavender Cardigan is finally posted on This project was left in my cabinet for a long time due to other projects that need to be finished first. Can't even remember when I started this project. I intend to wear it for a wedding dinner. The yarn has a shimmering effect and I love the soft colour of Lavender. Hope that it will be appropriate for the occasion. Initially I thought the neckline will be perfect but it turn out to be too low. So I bought a lacy slip to go with it.

Started : June 2008
Finished : September 2008
Yarn : Katia Luna
Needles : 3.5 mm
Pattern : Keito Dama No. 130
Modification : None

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Yarn

Do you want free yarns? If you do then visit
They are having a promotion. You will get a lot of free yarn of your choice with your first purchase. You need to mention this reference code: bO3c4
in order to get your free yarn. I personally like the mercerized cotton and bamboo yarns. It has very beautiful variegated colours and good yardage too.

Go on and take a look.
Happy shopping!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blue Waves

This is Xin Yee. She is 10 years old and very chubby. Can you see her neck?
Nothing right?:) I told her to take care of her weight. She need to loose some weight. Don't wait until she is as fat as aunty Pat Her mother Low completed the Blue Waves in September 2008. It is meant for Xin Yee's sister but modelled by her. It is a very simple top and quick to knit project. It took her one week to complete. Her sister has received many nice compliments on her new top.

Started : September 2008
Finished : September 2008
Yarn : Elann Sonata
Needles : 4.0 mm
Pattern : 1000 Knitting Patterns Book

Friday, October 10, 2008

First student

Finally, my first student for knitting. Her name is Low and she is my friend.
She started knitting 10 years ago and has lost touch, so she ask me to teach her.
After many weeks of coaching, her first project is complete. This is the result.
Not bad huh?

Started : August 2008
Finished : September 2008
Yarn : Elann Sonata Tarragon, 7 skeins
Needles : 4.0 mm
Pattern : Keito Dama No. 135
Modification: Short Sleeves and neck line

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

knitters in Kluang, Johor

I am looking for bloggers who knit or crochet in my town.