I'm Japanese who can't speak English very well, but somehow my husband is Canadian who can't speak Japanese... To improve my English, I try to write about my hobby like knitting and baking in English. I'll use broken English though... please forgive me!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

yarn! yarn! yarn!!

I bought some yarns from Romni Wool. Somehow I chose vivid colour... But my winter coat is dark colour so it'll be no problem.
yarns
I bought the bright blue yarns for perfect pie shawl, but it was thicker than I thought... I tried knitting a bit, I found it wasn't soft enough for me. I haven't knitted with mohair yarn before so I don't know well about it but mohair is like that? I just confuse mohair and angora or something...? Anyways I've decided to change to another yarn. The shawl is pretty big so the colour may be too bright as well, I think.

The purple ball yarns are for ene's scarf. It's much thinner (240m/25g) than the yarn on the book. Though I want to make a little bit smaller size, it'll be too small? My knitting level is just a beginner... gosh, what should I do?

Another skein yarns are for gloves. I've already started knitting as it is...of course it started to get tangled. Then I knew that I have to make ball before knitting. I did it but it took for about 3 hours... But it's done!! I start knitting again!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

philder

I've unraveled the ribbed camisole that I'd been knitting again because it ended up large size... sigh
I'm completely bored this pattern (I knitted too much) so I'll try again some other time.

Anyways I got philder magazine and yarns! I ordered those from knit 'N' tyme last week.
philder
The magzine is in French but it has English translation book so it'll be okay. There are so many beautiful knits in the magazene. I'm enchanted! The pale blue yarns are for baby cardigan. If it ends up smaller size, it'll be for a doll... I have to be careful...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Gee...It's too warm!

I want to buy new knit yarns but it's too warm to go out!
Romni wools, which I usually go to buy yarns, has held a sale so I really want to go there...
So far my knitting plans are
1.ene's scarf from "scarf style"
2.prfect pie shawl from "weekend knitting"
3.herringbone gloves from this sight
4.Lottie from "Rowan junior"

I've been knitting the ribbed camisole, which I unraveled. It's simple pattern so that I'm getting bored, and I'm using bigger size of needles because last time my camisole ended up XS size, but so far the it lookes Larger than midium...I want to try new pattern so that I chose #1,#2. I don,t need worry about the size as well! About #3, I want to use Rowan yarns but it's more expensive than in Japan because of tax. Rowan spun 4ply is used for the gloves. Rowan spun 4ply isn't so expensive and I need only 2 balls so that I made up my mind to buy during the sale on Romni Wools.
#4 is for my friend who is going to have a baby in October. It's a present so I'll make a swatch seriously.

ribbed scarf
This scarf is my favorite. I made it 4 years ago. Yarn is alpaca 100%. It's really soft and warm.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Finally!

I've finished my ribbed camisole. I made M size but it ended up XS size...
I made a swatch with US2 needles but it was smaller than tension from the book so that I used US3 needles. I should have made a swatch again! I can wear the XS size camisole though...it's a bit...too tight fit. Should I give it to my niece? I really like that design and I knitted tight so that she might feel coarse. I'm wavering between leaving and making over. I always make small stuff like glove, scarf. I've made a sweater before but only once! I learned a lots from this camisole. I make a note not to foreget what I learned, what I have to check.
ribbed camisole
1.My stitches are pretty good, but end of row (right side of edge with RC facing)is not good.
2.I don't know how to join seams properly.
3.I'm not sure where to pick up when I make neck band and trim etc.
4.If I try to make over, it may be better to use cicular needle??

I want to make a lovely cardigan in this fall!