You must be wondering why I have not blogged for so long. Well, to cut long story short, I was not feeling well for almost a month. I lost 80% hearing in my right ear somewhere in late January this year. You may think that loosing hearing on one side is not a big problem since I still have my left ear. It is not that simple because there was this very disturbing loud noise I hear on my right ear. So I actually can hardly hear. I couldn't eat or sleep and lost a lot of weight. Doctor couldn't explain the reason for the sudden loss of hearing. Life was totally upside down and I felt so helpless and lost. Didn't know how to live the rest of my life. I was hospitalised twice and I all I can do was to pray hard. One day, I heard my phone ringing so I automatically used my right ear to hear. I could hear my husband talking to me! My hearing is back, thank God!
I am back with my knitting again and have completed these projects:
My first project is Liesl.
This is Duet by Linda Wilgus from Knitty.com. Yarn and buttons are gifted by Nikki and Karin. Thank you ladies! :)
My own design that I call Sonata after the name of yarn which is Elann's Sonata Pink Pearly. At first I thought that lace weight yarn would be perfect for the flounces, but I found out that dk weight work as well too.Love how it turned out!:)
This is an earlier project that I designed myself too. Saw this beautiful cable stitch pattern from a stitch library and simply fell in love with it. The name is of course none other than Cables, Cables, Cables which explains it all! Yarn used is Rowan 4 ply soft in Bright Rose and buttons are made from key rings.
This is a pretty and cute hat for Candy's niece called Lacy Girly. Modified to add bow instead of ribbon which I feel is more practical for a new born baby.
And, my latest design is Autumn Leaves knitted from my spindle spun and hand dyed yarn. This is a simple and easy knit that will bring out the beauty of hand dyed yarns. I love the wavy effect of the scarf. If you like it, these are the instructions:
Yarn weight : Fingering
Yardage : 245 - 248 metres
Gauge : 7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Needle : 3.5 mm
Cast on 28 stitches.
Knit 3 rows.
Row 1 : Sl 1, knit 1,* k2tog, yo*; repeat * * 3 more times, knit 8, repeat * * 4 times, knit 2.
Row 2 : Sl 1, knit 1, purl to the last two stitches, knit 2.
Rows 3 to 12, repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 13 : Knit 10, *yo, skp*, repeat * * 3 more times, knit 10.
Row 14 : Sl 1, knit 1, purl to the last two stitches, knit 2.
Rows 15 to 24, repeat rows 13 and 14.
Repeat Rows 1 to 24 till end of scarf but when you come to the last row of scarf, do not repeat last row of pattern.
Knit 3 rows and bind off.
Wet block and gift it to someone you love! :)