Sunday, August 27, 2006

Swallowtail spotted at Desaru

Blocking in progress.

I decided to bring my Swallowtail Shawl along to Desaru to take some pics of her. After one and half hours drive, we finally arrived at The Pulai at Desaru Beach on this very lazy Sunday afternoon. Our room came with a seaview, and we decided to head for the beach after settling down. I think Desaru beach is so much nicer than Port Dickson.

After soaking in the sea on and off for 2 hours, I was getting a bit hungry. Fortunately, we had already book the DIY BBQ Package for dinner. It was kinda cool cos the food was marinated, sauce was prepared and the BBQ pit was even set up for u. All we had to do was just throw the food on the grill and wait for it to cook. The down side was the constant battle between humans and mosquitoes and sandflies.

The next day, after I woke up I brought Swallowtail to the beach to take some pics of her with the sea as the background. It wasn't easy cos I only had 1 pair of hands and I was like trying to hold the shawl still ( it was windy at the beach ) and fiddle with the camera at the same time.

After we checked out , we drove to JB for some shopping and dinner. Then it was home sweet home.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Happy Birthday to me!~~

Today is my birthday and also the lst day of the 7th lunar month. We burnt some offerings for the dead after my lunch so that they can return happily to the nether world.

I had dinner with some friends at Yuki n Yaki at Marina Square. The food ain't say fabulous, but with the right company , even hawker food can taste like 5-star resturants.
My buddies

I would like to thank everybody for their pressies. And look what else I've got

Another update on the Swallowtail Shawl. I can finally cast off and maybe block the shawl tomorrow. I like the nubs (it's so cute) and I can't imagine the shawl without the nubs ! Although the p5tog might sound quite scary but with the help of a good needle , it should be a breeze. More pics coming right up after the blocking .

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Swallow has taken flight

After spending the whole of yesterday doing seaming and weaving in ends, I can say the 'Pandan Leaf' Cardi is completed. I shall go to Chinatown this weekend to get some buttons for it.

I cast on for the Swallowtail shawl after I woke up (I'm more productive in the morning). And now it's in it's 6th repeat, the pattern repeat is quite simple and monotonous. I hope it gets more interesting as it comes to the edging. Here's a sneak of my little butterfly.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Opening Ceremony of my Blog *Drum roll plssssss*

Hi everybody!

Welcome to my humble blog! Today is the 1st day my blog started and actually I started this blog just for the main purpose of joining the Swallowtail KAL. I just came back from a meetup at Jurong East Library with Lois, Kessa and Karyn. I saw lois FFL and is was gorgeous even without blocking. Kessa is working on the sleeves of her AV KALone and Corrine was getting started on her trellis scarf. Meanwhile I'm still working on my fiery bolero. Hope to finish my 'Pandan Leaf' Cardigan by this week

Well , that's all folks! Time to continue with my CSI NY.