Friday, November 30, 2007

Little knitting and more crochet

First of all, I need to thank you all for expressing concerns about my family in the fire event in San Diego. Fortunately, they were all fine and back to their normal lives now. In addition, I also felted very cared from those who had sent me good health wishes in words or vibes. You know in hard times, caring words are always so healing! Thank you so much!

I've been away for a while because I was feeling a little down with all the unlucky events that have been hitting me for a while, one after the other. The health issues took a good share of the blame. So far it's been under control and I'll just need some routine exams every 6 months or so. I decided then that I needed to live my life more beautifully. With that in mind, I filled the house with flowers and plants and developed an interested again in decoration and entertaining at home. Things that I have not done for a while.

And the beginning of a new craft emerged with a tea party. It's interesting that it all started with a crystal lilac three tier cake stand that I bought. Followed by a new set of tea set. Except that there was no matching tea pot available. I had to match up with a plain white one, that at least falls in the same style of the cups and saucers. Next,I felt the urge to complement the boldness of the pot with some light lilac pot warmers. Check the 50's style hat and matching dress pot holders. I think they are so cute. Truly, I feel that I am back to my little girl days. It's like playing with little dolls' clothing.


Another pot holder or mat in a shape of tea pot. By the way, no delicious cake available for photo today. So I openned some rice cracks that a friend brought from Japan. They were the best I had so far.

And more pot holders will be added to my new collection in the near future. I've never really liked crochet all these years. But now, I have to say that I am really addicted to it.The patterns are from a Japanese book, titled as pot holders. I acquired this book in Spring of 2005 but didn't had enough crochet skills to make them. I am actually very surprised that I was able to make them by my own with my limited crochet skills.

The hat has an inner crochet part that is round and flat. I added some cotton balls to make the center shape pop up. The little dress bottom and sleeves parts were crocheted in round.
For the tea pot I made it double layer to add some thickness to it.

As for knitting content, I was knitting some accessories last month.


In the photo above, I am enjoying a beautiful view at the coffee bar in Yilan, north east of the island. Savoring a yummy cake and fruit tea and concentrated in a scarf project seen in this photo below.
Sorry for the blurred image. The page is too shinning to avoid the glare.
Below is the Large rectangle stole from Victorian Lace Today. Started in my flight back from my summer escapade to Singapore. It's taking me forever to knit with the thin yarn, though the knitted fabric is divine to touch.

Hope to back again soon!

7 comments:

Knitnerd said...

Good luck, enjoy life, and happy knitting and crochet!

Laura.Y said...

U take care of urself now. Those potholders are cute. Come back soon.

opportunityknits said...

I'm so glad you've taken up crochet. Now there's one more thing we have in common :) The potholders are very cute, they match your new tea set! Your scarf and shawl projects are looking good too :)

Maryann said...

Oh, those tea set are very cute!And I'm glad your health issue is at least under control. Take good care, Mimi, and hope to hear more from you soon :o)

Jan said...

What fun! Hope you are feeling better.

Jan said...

Back again! I was going to email you but I have lost your email address when my hard drive crashed. I like having a dummy to try things on. It really comes in handy when you need to see what it looks like from all angles plus you can pin things together on her! She does take up a lot of space so I tend to decorate her so she looks more like art and less like a "dummy". With your decorating style I'm sure you could do much better than me at dressing her up!

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