Saturday, October 21, 2006

Pandan Leaf Cardigan

Actually this so-called Pandan Leaf Cardigan is Sirdar Pattern 8523. I decided to name it Pandan Leaf cos the colour so remind me of pandan cake everytime when I am knitting it and the leaf pattern on the sleeve also contribute to the dumb name I coined up for this cardigan.

I finished this cardigan ages ago but I only sew on the buttons like 1 hour ago cos I gotta hand it over to the future owner tomorrow. I don't even have enough time to try the buttonhole stitch to reinforce the buttonhole. What a waste! I promise not to procrastinate the next time round *cross my fingers*. Here she is .....

Pattern: Sirdar Pattern 8523
Yarn : Sirdar Breeze ( 4 balls for 38" bust )
Needle Size : 4mm and 3.3mm for ribbing

My cambridge jacket is only up to the left front and I'm gonna bring it along on my trip. It's pretty dumb to bring along a garment to knit but I don't know how to knit a sock yet. And it's a pretty long trip......4 weeks. I jus hope I don't balloon into a fatso after I come back. Dun miss me too much and I will try to post pics of the beautiful Jiu Zai Gou, cute pandas, majestic Great Wall and Forbidden Palace for all of you.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lazy ole me

Geez. Didn't realise I didn't blog for so long. My Fiery Bolero is completed dunno how many weeks ago but I still haven't weave in the ends. I should kill myself for my laziness. On my needles now is the Lace and Bobble Jacket for my mum. I omitted the bobbles from the body cos the sight of bobbles on any adult garments makes me nauseous and giddy.

But I couldn't resist swatching the Cascade 220 for the Cambridge Jacket. I can't say I like this yarn but they do have a lot of nice colours. I like this colour, its gray with specks of blue and red on it.

As I was reading the pattern for the Cambridge Jacket, I thought my eyes was playing tricks on me. The gauge required by the pattern was 19.5 st per 10cm on 5.5mm needles but the ball band's gauge was 18 st per 10cm on 5mm needles. I quickly did a search whether this pattern comes with an errata or not. But after reading several blogs, I realise most people have to downsize to 4.5mm to get the gauge. *Heave a sigh of relief*

I guess the designer of this pattern must be a really tight knitter.