Friday, December 25, 2009

My earlier projects

My first attempt to knit in the round using circular needles. A basic all-knit hat for Arwen. Started on the decrease too soon, it ended having the hat a bit shallow for Arwen's head. Nevermind, it was my first attempt anyway.
.Back view
Azrai's simple cabled vest

My Quick Christmas Project

My old wristlet pouch of over two years is looking rather 'tired'and worn out so I decided to make a new one. And since it's Christmas holiday, Azrai is at home to help with Arwen so I get some 'ME' time with my faithful sewing machine.
I was 'feeling' my way throughout the making of my new wristlet pouch so there was no measurements or pattern. And at the end of the day, this is what I made; TADA!!!! The outside view.

The inside of the pouch.
The inside of the pouch with pockets for a handphone, pen and small stuff.
The outside pocket for small change or cards, etc
Something nifty that can be a carry all for all small items moms cannot leave home without. It's also practical enough as a purse where you can throw it in the diaper bag and fish it out when you need your stuff without much hassle. I take it with me when I go to the supermarket, fetch Danial from daycare to going to the mamak shop for breakfast. I'd have my IC and driver's license and set to go.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A vest for Zizi

I made this vest for Zizi for his 2nd birthday which was a day before Isabel's. I didn't follow any pattern per say, just guesswork. I hope both moms can send me pictures of their adorable tots in their vest and shrug for me to post it here. No royalty for modelling for Aunty Rozi I'm afraid :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Baby Shrug

I made this baby shrug for Isabel for her 2nd birthday. I got the pattern from The Shizknit. It's simple enough for an intermediate knitter like me to follow and I finished it in no time. I used my KnitPro wood circular needles 5mm and 2 balls of Austermann Bambou Soft yarn which Azrai brought back for me from Germany. I just love to work with the yarn, so soft and light. Should have asked Azrai to get more of it. I followed the instructions quite closely and seamed the sleeves. It gave me an idea to totally knit this seamlessly, knitting all round for the sleeves as well with the 'magic loop' technique. I'm knitting my own shrug based on this pattern with my circular needles and already made one sleeve seamless. It could just work. Will post the project soon when I finish it.

As for Isabel, Happy Birthday sweetie pie! I hope you love what Aunty Rozi made for you and get a lot of wear from it.