This has been completed for a while but I only just got around to photographing it. Pattern: Annette Size: S (knit at smaller gauge to give about 32″ size) Yarn: slightly less than 5 x Knit Picks Shine Sport in Orchid Needle: 4.0mm Modifications: Started with 4 rows of seed stitch instead of 2. Did […]

Almost Annette

This is Annette from Knitty Summer 2009. It’s almost complete. I just need to sew on the buttons and weave in ends and I’m done! Couldn’t resist taking a few pictures first though. Annnd I’ve begun swatching for my next project! The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy and it came out pretty soft after throwing […]

Razor Cami Update

Since my first razor cami post, I’ve frogged the entire thing and started from scratch by casting on 132 stitches instead of the original 156. Tried it on after a few inches and it definitely fitted much better than the first try. Knitted to 14″ before dividing for armholes and that’s when disaster struck. Somehow […]

Interweave Crochet Lace Skirt

Ever since I abandoned Violet Beauregard, I’ve been wondering what to do with the Shine Sport yarn. I came across Lily Chin’s Lace Skirt when I was surfing Interweave Crochet. Ooh pretty!   Pattern: Interweave Crochet‘s Lace Skirt with Drawstring Waist Yarn: 5 x Knit Picks‘s Shine Sport in Violet Hook: 3.75mm Size: 29¼” Comments: […]

Razor Cami

Yes, yes, another WIP. I started the Razor Cami during the weekend and have knitted about 8″ so far. It’s a pretty mindless knit so I can zone out in front of the TV and just knit and knit. I used the Russian join when joining a new ball of yarn but it seems a […]

Stash Enhancement

2 days ago, I paid a visit to a local yarn distributor and sustained damage amounting to 12 balls of Olympus cotton novia. I’ve no idea what I’m going to knit or crochet with them.   Brand: Olympus Yarn: Cotton Novia Weight: 40g Yardage: 105m Fibers: 100% cotton Needle size: 5-6 (Japanese) Gauge: 22-24 stitches […]

SnB: Violet Beauregard Update

I thought I’ll do a little update on the Violet Beauregard I started two weeks ago. I’ve actually completed the first colour change for the scalloped border but as I’ve mentioned in my failed Sweet Pea Shawl post, I suck at crocheting shells so I frogged the border and tried again. I tightened my tension […]

SnB: Violet Beauregard

I’m beginning to recall what I bought all those Knit Picks yarn for. One of the projects I had in mind was Happy Hooker’s Violet Beauregard skirt. I had some trouble with the first increase round. Basically, I’m pattern-challenged and had an extra dc in my row and couldn’t figure out why. Thank goodness the […]

No Longer a Knit Picks Virgin

That’s right. I’ve popped my Knit Picks cherry. I participated in my first Knit Picks yarn spree organised by Lois and spent enough to bust more than a month’s worth of yarn budget (I’ve a teeny weeny budget). Now that I’m holding the yarn in my hands, I can finally understand what all the fuss […]