Monday, October 16, 2006

Fichu Thinking

I was completely swamped at work and just realised I didn't update the pics I took at the last meet-up on the 7th.

Jackie came along with her latest project - an incredible cable and lace afghan.

You have to take a closer look to fully appreciate the enormity of this project.

She's going to tell you more about it when she gets round to updating her blog.

Sally came along with her well fitted Green Gables

Mira and Rain were there too, knitting on some very luxurious looking tape yarn and Doreen popped by a little later.

Everyone agreed that my SKB needs to be sent to the frog pond so it has been chucked into my death bin ever since.

Over at the Knitters Review forum, there was a discussion a couple of weeks ago about a lace fichu pattern selling on ebay.

As far as I can make out a Fichu is a smaller version of a triangular shawl, draped over the shoulders for a decorative purpose more than for warmth, which, to me,makes more sense to me in these tropical climes.

I love knitting lace shawls but I sometimes balk when I think of whether I will ever use the FOs. With a fichu I can pair it up with a simple blouse without looking too OTT. God knows I have too much laceweight that I really need to stashbust.

Anyways have a look at these gorgeous little fichus.

Ethereal Fichu from HeartStrings Fiber Arts

Lace Fichu

Smaller triangular shawls would also work as a fichu

Swallowtail Shawl

Everyone's Favourite Flower Basket Shawl ( my version)

Diamond Fantasy Shawl. Doreen brought hers to show during the meet- up but I didn't get a pic.

Anyone else has any other suggestions?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Grey's Anatomy

I'm hooked on this show.
We're only on season Two in Malaysia and I am just waiting for my set of DVD's of the whole season to arrive so I can have a marathon. In fact it was very much on my brain when I went over to Singapore for a day trip. So I got this gorgeous colour of Jaeger Roma called mineral

If it knits up well I am gonna get more!!

By the way anyone who is going to Golden Dragon in Singapore please take note that it is in People's Park Center and not in People's Park shopping complex. I think I took an hour just walking around looking for it.

I was very much tempted by the Japanese yarn there as well but the price was..... err ...a little scary. They didn't have any RYC Cashsoft DK, only 4 ply and Aran and now thinking back I should have gotten some Aran. But I didn't want to lug too much back with me on the bus to Johore.

I am doing a mini craft challenge together with some of Malaysian stitchers, where we try to finish 5 mini finishes of any craft by year end.

So here is my first

Don't you think the colour difference is so strange? Just by taking a different angles

You can get the pattern here. It's really easy but extremely fiddly - especially when you're doing 320 single crochet into one small space.

I finished mine in about 2 hours so this would make good quick gifts. I might do a couple more for the charity too.