Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tunisian Crochet

I recently received a little surprise gift from my dear friend Riki. It's a size 10 Tunisian or afghan crochet hook :

Always wanted to try this out so I managed to get hold of a tutorial and crochet this little swatch:

It's not as difficult as I thought it would be and the large size hook makes crocheting real fast. I like the texture and it looks good for my first swatch, don't you think? This will be a beautiful stitch  for cowls and wraps.

Friday, August 17, 2012

My dream MY PASSION!

Yay! My sweater is finally finished! I did not name it DreamPassion. I like this name better! The sleeves, front and back body were blocked before seaming with mattress stitch. Yes, my favourite stitch for seams. I did not seam it on the machine because I just like to sit back, relax and enjoy seaming. I used to hate seaming but since I've learnt to machine knit, this is the most exciting part for me!

Didn't realize that stripes can be very pretty until I knitted this sweater. Looks like more projects in stripes will be coming up! I still have some Dark Byzantium yarns left. Don't know if I should unravel the sleeves and make it longer?

Monday, August 13, 2012

DreamPassion Sweater WIP

I have knitted the back piece of my DreamPassion sweater yesterday and it looks like this:

This is the right side.

..and this is the wrong side. I prefer the wrong side because I like the tuck stitch yoke. I should have turn my work over before knitting the yoke. Anyway, the yoke and raglan sleeves will not look nice because of the vertical lines. So I have changed to stripes for the yoke and knit only 1 inch of the tuck stitch just before shaping the raglan sleeves. It looks like this :

Do you think it will be nice??

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What's On My Mind Now?

So sorry that I have neglected my blog again. Being so busy with machine knitting and latest craze is amigurumi. Just can't stopped making those cute and adorable amigurumi. Most of the them were gifted to friends, nephew and niece. Oops..sorry, got carried away ...I am suppose to tell you what's on my mind at the moment! I was looking at these odd balls and thought maybe I can turn them into something useful like a top or even sweater ... AND definitely knit it on my Silver Reed 280....

Top: Berry, Falkland British Merino Sock
Bottom Left : Aqua, Dancing Toes 
Bottom Right: Dark Byzantium, 2 Ply Sock

Oh I forgot to mention that these are my own hand dyed yarns. Since I am using my own yarns, I will name this project DreamPassion.  I think the combination of colours will be nice! What do you think?