Sunday, May 17, 2009

Handpainted Rovings

I have always loved and fascinated by the beautiful colours that can be created from handpainted rovings. So there I was mixing dye like a mad scientist trying to get just the perfect colour that I want. These are my latest two creations from my kitchen :) I have named my first roving Cotton Candy because it reminded me so much of those fluffy sweet candy. It is 107 gm of BFL that I got from World Of Wool.

Cotton Candy (BFL)

Cotton Candy 107 gm

The second one shown in the photo below is Forest. I love the contrasting and blending colours of orange, brown, green and my favourite lilac. This is 140 gm of 23 mic merino. It is so soft and squishy. My son actually love it very much and squeeze it againt his face. Lol ....that was a lovely sight!

Forest 3

Forest 6

Next, I will be busy spinning these rovings. I hope it will turn out beautifully! :D

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cables & Lace

I always visit my mother-in-law in Kuala Lumpur during the school holidays. As usual,me and my family will shop at MPH Mid Valley Megamall. I love to spend my time browsing knitting books and magazines. Then suddenly, I saw this beautiful wrap cum top from Knit'N Style April 2009 issue. Without hesitating, I grab the magazine and bought it. That is me..sometimes I just buy the magazine because of one pattern that I really love. Do you do that too? :)

To knit a small size top, I will need 7 balls of 50 gms (125 yds) yarn. So there I was going through my drawers of yarn looking for the perfect yarn. Luckily for me I found out that I have just enough yarns for this top. I have 5 balls of 50 gms (178 yds) Katia Swing in green. Incidentally, the green yarn that I have is very close to the one worn by the model :) I didn't swatch it ...lazy I ended up with a slightly shorter width for the strap. You can see that it is not perfect!

Guess that I have learnt my lesson...."ALWAYS SWATCH PAT!"