After a long while, I have found my knitted accessories to be of some use. On top of that, I am knitting again! I have yarn that I want to use up! YAY. For the first time in years, we had a wave of heavy snow. Now, just in case you live in Canada or… Continue reading Handmade Winter Knits
(Featuring sheet masks and insta-crafting.) Mock exams are a roller-coaster of emotions. Psychology was fine other than that I didn't write enough, and didn't know my arguments well enough to write more. I know full well I am capable of at least two sides of writing for topics I definitely get, but for now I'm… Continue reading Reflection: Mock My Week.
Okay, so when I started writing 'weekly thoughts' it was because the things that happened in my life were far too momentous to put into their own posts. Then all of my personal writing became the weekly thoughts so now I'm trying to switch it back a bit. I guess I am still finding my feet with… Continue reading Must Knit to Quell the Urge to Eat during GBBO…
As previously mentioned here, I took out my cross stitching the day exams finished. Last year, during the family holiday to Vietnam, Twerp and I admired the displayed cross stitching on the wall in the living room. It was of an intricate yellow bloom, was stitched by my aunt, and apparently took her a year… Continue reading Cross-Stitching (for the lack of a better post title)
As of 12:30 yesterday, the summer has started and so has the perpetual boredom, and the bubbling hype leading up to AS results day... I'm not one to laze around doing nothing (!) so I have my own goals set for this summer. This includes a reading list, picking up that new language again, as well… Continue reading SUMMER HAS ARRIVED.
I did a lot of swatching and Rav surfing during my revision breaks. Despite lots of theoretical calculating and mental swatching with my stash, I settled on a simple, free pattern from Purl Soho again. This is the Purse Stitch Scarf inspired by the Open Air Wrap from Purl Soho. I'm knitting it based on a… Continue reading Knitterly Updates #2: Current Project
I started knitting around two years and three months ago. Since then, I have made four and 1/2 cowls, three and 3/4 hats, two lap blankets, two pairs of fingerless mitts, a poncho, one lace shawl, two lacy-design scarves, a tote, a tiny bunny rabbit, and 98% of an improvised tank top. (I think that's everything.) You… Continue reading Gotta Love the Basics
I properly started those fingerless mitts eventually. By 'properly' I mean 'without ripping it out after a row'. Is it just me that detests First Rows? Mine are usually much tighter than the following rows (even though it doesn't affect my end products at all). I'm not usually into DPNs either, so doing a First Row… Continue reading The Dreaded First Row
I'm having a fling with a pair of fingerless mitts. I've toyed with the idea to agonizing lengths - taking out the Calico and Americana, playing with swatches, winding the Americana, taking measurements. If I'm going this far, it means I'm going to end up committing. I'm so sorry, Saroyawn. But I need a break… Continue reading Fling
So today I am preparing to finish have finished this! (Picture taken before I finished, will update at some point!) A cowl that starts off a bit loose around the neck with decreases and a change in needle size so it hugs the face a bit by the time you've finished casting off. I'm always struggling… Continue reading Finished: Improvised Cowl – Pattern Pending