Finally, I am able to post as I am home alone! With my kids off from school, CNY and a last minute trip, knitting and bloging also got their little break. Not that I wanted one from them...
Thanks for the comments about my FOs from the previous post, it always make my day shining as I receive the nice messages! I had the chance to wear my colourway sweater for the CNY even though it was considerably a warm evening. As for the taupe sweater, I run out of yarn ( yes, it happens to me very often) and that was a good excuse to put aside for a while. I should work on it very soon as I am almost done. Just need to finish the top 1/4 of a sleeve cap.
I just came back from a vacation from Singapore Friday evening. My boys wanted so much to visit it again and DH though it was a good idea for us to have a break. I am not used to go abroad without DH but Singapore is very convenient and safe for us. I even let the boys by themselves for hours while I shopped ( bad mom?). Well, I had to let them shop their sporting goods in exchange of my free time. Talking about shopping, I did it until I dropped because I wanted to stop by in all the places I missed at Orchard road and my foot got swollen every consecutive night. Imagine 10 hours of walking per day, even the most comfortable shoes would hurt!
The best part of my trip was that I had the chance to meet Erin! I had so much fun spending the day with her. She is just a nice and sincere lady. Even we had only exchanged emails, our encounter was just like we were old friends. There were just so much to talk and know about each other and of course, knitting ideas to exchange and wips to show ( yes, we both had ours in our bag) . We went to two LYS , Arab Street, Tanglin mall and finished at Takashimaya. She must had been very tired after a day of shopping with me! Even my boys were so lucky, they got CNY red pocket ( ang pow) from her. Thank you Erin for the wonderful time!
Now let me share my yarn purchase with you,
On the left is Filatura Di Crosa Millefili Fine ( 100% cotton) in mauve and off white. In the middle section is the Japanese yarn Egypt-Super ( 100% cotton) in pale pink and light lilac. From the right top is Filatura Di Crosa, Ramie (70% Ramie and 30% wool) ( it was an unusual sale according to Erin). On the bottom right is Rowan 4 ply soft ( 100% merino wool) in lilac.
Have you notice the tendency of colors here? So lilac , isn't it? Somehow, when I was selecting the colors nothing but the palette of lilac was appealing to me!
I also want to show my precious finding of Swarovski buttons,
I have been thinking about them and not knowing where they were available. But now, here they are, in my possession ! :) They are so pretty but unfortunately it's hard to photograph them because of the shining reflection. My favorite are the white transparent ones with iridescent effect.
And to convince you that I am really into the purple - lilac shade, some more yarn that I bought last month ,
On the left is a Japanese yarn that looks similar to the Noro Silk Garden. Mine is also a mix of silk and wool. It feels a bit rough but the color is so nice. I've yet to find a suitable design for it . On the right is just merino wool. I think I have plenty of lilac shade to indulge for the next few years! :D
Yesterday, I got to be an year older! Just a numeric feeling this year, not feeling so old!;) My sis had surprised me with this package that she put together from her trip to Europe.
And sure it made my day! It's all my favorite things !
There are the yarns, perfumes, bath salts, chocolate, tea ( green tea with mango!) and also some knitting magazines!
And last I will show a scarf in progress. It took me two hours of plane time to decide what design to knit. It's hard, at last moment I found that I didn't had a good project to take along to the trip. Once I was settled, I was so contented because it made the flight more enjoyable! I had no problems with the security, even my metal crochet needle was ok! :)