Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to make pompoms
1. STEP #1 : Cut 2 cardboard discs, between 1 1/2 in. and 3 in. diameter (depending on desired finished size) with a 1/4 in hole in the center. Cut strand of yarn 4 yd. to 6 yd. long, run double in yarn needle.Wrap yarn through center hole and over edges as shown in diagram.

2. STEP #2 : When hole is well-filled and discs are covered, cut around edges with sharp scissors.

3. STEP #3" Slip a piece of yarn between discs, wrap a time or two and tie. Pull the discs off and fluff up the pom-pons




Tuesday, October 25, 2011

kait jarum dua(knitting stocking stitch)

Knitting: single cast on

single cast on juga dikenali sebagai backward loop cast on. cara cast on ini adalah cara yang paling senang. walaupun begitu agak kalau kita baru belajar mengait agak payah jugak untuk kita mendapatkan kaitan yang sama rata dan tidak senget kalau kita guna kaedah ni.untuk guna cara cast on ni...row pertama kita perlu dilakukan dalam row purl.

Monday, October 17, 2011

mummy's handmade

I overheard my 3rd daughter talking to her imaginary friend. The conversation goes like this( after translation..:-) ) :

fren: Wahhh... you have such a cool dress , where did you buy it?

dotter: My mummy made it for me...

fren: you sure... its beautiful..can your mummy made such a beautiful dress?

dotter: sure my mummy can make many many pretty stuffs...

fren: wah... your mummy best la...

and the conversation goes on.....bla bla ...

i remember those old days when mummy's handmade was the 2nd class item. you will never wear or use your mummy's handmade with pride. i still remember i always hide the pencil case my mum made for me when i was like standard 2 or 3...i would never put it on the table... i would just take out all things that i need and hide it inside my drawer.but nowadays..handmades are treasures and we start to look at it preciously ...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

cool fisherman net thread...

i need to start work now... just to eager to share about thist...but just now on the way to work i crochet a few rows of HDC as the base of a small back that i am currently working on..yep... i feel good upon finishing Alisha's sun dress yesterday...so i start a new one even there are still many WIPs in the row. ...:PPPPPP..


the thread is the fisherman net thread in , color is soft brown...very cool color... normally for fisherman net thread the common color that you can find is white, softbrown or greenish yellow. i bought this thread for other purpose, but last few week i drop by at YIYI craft in queensbay and found they have bunch of very attractive bags using some kind of string looks like rafia , but softer , in cool dark brown color... and guess what it take to finish one bag? 4 or 5 rolls of it and each rolls will cost you RM35 ... so you do the maths... the bags inspired me... and here i am now.. kicking off my new bag with soft brown fisherman thread that cost me less than RM5... i am confident i dont need another roll to finish the bag...one will be enough. so peeps... wait for the end result... need to work now... see ya then...


2nd day progress


i should has finished crochet this if only the thread not finish... hehehe...when i said that i just need one roll to finish it , i just nonsense..looking at this most probaby i will need another 3 or 4 more rolls to finish it, including the handle. i might need more if i change my decision and turn this bag into a sling bag. currently i plan to crochet this into a short handle handbag ( what we call it?) . i plan to go out tonite to se if i can find this thread in stock somewhere. This color is quite rare... dont know whether i can find it or not...and i always regret i did not buy enough at the first time... So this is the 2nd day progress picture.

Alisha's sun dress

This is a stuck 2 month old project. In the beginning i planned to crochet the bodice and knit the skirt but end up i became lazy and decided to sew the skirt.the plan turned out well at first , but i have to forgive my self for sewing it at thewrong side the skirt. I have put so much effort in making sure that right side looks right coz i crochet it in rows. so at the wrong side i just crochet the SC to make sure that The DC row is always at the right side... all the effort gone when i sew it using the wrong side... sob..sob.. its just to late when i notice it and i was just to lazy to open the seam back... so here it goes...hopefully it still looks ok..

Saturday, October 15, 2011

burung hantu kiut

Gambar burung hantu yang kiut ni aku dapat dari satu magazine knitting edisi tahun 1982... bila pegang je pagenya terus berkecai.. hancur berderai... sebelum semuanya hancur menjadi debu aku sempat snap gambar ni...kiut kan? one fine day ( hmmmmm... one fine day? ) aku akan buat burung hantu ni... or sesapa nak try buat kalau dah siap nanti boleh share gambar ye...nampai macam senan je ni... nak kena disep piece per piece..

kait jarum dua : casting on dan casting off

casting on ialah antara langkah awal yang perlu dipelajari oleh pengait2 jarum dua ni... ( somehow term pengait ni mengingatkan aku pada satu cerita seram yang pernah aku dengar satu masa waktu kecik dulu)...:-) so sebelum pandai membuat baju... kasut atau apa2 yg kita nak buat ngan menggunakan jarum dua ni langkah pertama ialah casting on. terdapat beberapa cara casting on ni ..tapi antara yang popular ialah


1. kaeadah long tail. kaedah ni memang kemas dan akan menghasilkan bahagian bawah fabrik yang elastik... contohnya kalau nak buat stokin dan seumpamanya kaedah ni memang sesuai. cuma untuk kaedah longtail ni kena pastikan bahagian benang yang direserve tu akan menckupi untuk cast on sebanyak mana yang dikehendaki.


2. single cast on. ni cara cast yang paling basic.. paling senang tapi tak berapa kemas compare to longtail.


3. cable cast on - Thanks tu Sindar Ery from da'knit yang memperkenalkan aku ngan term ni... tak tahu pun selama ni kaedah ni namanya cam ni. But yang ni among cast on yang aku paling suka guna... very elastic... you tube kat bawah ni aku buat dlm keadaan tergesa2 sementara anak tido dan tak bising... sorry for the low quality video not so good sound... cikgunya pun tergagap2 ..maklum le tak pernah jadi cikgu..:-)


4. memula belajar knit dulu aku ni tak de guru... belajar sendiri je dari buku... maklum le masa tu youtube pun tak de lagi..so dalam terkehel2 sorang diri tu dapat jugak aku mengait beberapa item untuk baby first aku 12 tahun yang lalu. masa duk belek2 buku tu sampai sudah tak paham cammana caranya nak buat double cast on... so aku pun menggunakan kaeadh aku sendiri iaitu aku akan kait loosely rantai dengan jarum crochet , sepanjang mana yang aku kehendaki...kalau terlebih jng susah..bongkar aja..hehehe... pastu aku naikkan loop dari setiap lubang rantai tu dengan menggunakan knitting needles... tarraaaa... dah boleh mengait cam biasa dah...senang betul kaedah ni...banyak tahun jugakla ku mengamalkan kaedah hingga aku belajar kaeadh lain... mcam 2 benda jugak yang siap ngan kaedah ni.

untuk casting off pula ada pelbagai cara juga antaranya;

1. basic cast off

my yarn addiction is getting more severe



this is a common sickness among knitters and croheters... yarn addiction... we tend to buy yarns anytime we stumble with any promotion or discount and end up dunno what to do with that.. this afternoon i have spent RM 47 of my hard earn money to buy sale yarns...sad to say the yarn may exist before was know how to crochet...a very very old stock yarn that they need to let go... but the prices are not that cheap... but i still bought it...i also bought 2 cable needle 4mm and 3 mm just because i still dont have the size ... not because i want to use it... sob..sob.... so total spend out today is RM64... and still dont know what to do with all the item i just bought...

Friday, October 14, 2011

happy crafting peeps..

hi all... its weekend ... for those who are on the paid job over the weekdays.. this is the perfect timing for crafting...do you have any crafty idea today... i am thinking of getting my smallest baby a sun dress... a knitted sun dress... i have a picture in my mind and need to yarn it out...:-) so gals... if you need a good yarn to kick off your brilliant crafty idea... checkout this website : http://deenor.yarnshopping.com i am thinkng of hooking ( or needling) mysef up wth some good 100% cotton yarn... happy crafting dude...

i need a space...(for my yarns)

we are a nomad living between 2 places... the initial idea is we will stay in our apartment on penang island on weekdays as it will be near to everything...school..nursery, babysitter....my workplace ( except my hubby workplace). Then we will be going to our real house on the mainland over the weekend...but the plan doesnt work well.. we r lazy to go back... we went back for a while just to check the house (even its just 10 mins drive ) then come back to our aprtment...and now with the 4 kids in 900 sq ft apartment we are having the space crisis. in the other house 1 have 2 rooms for my stuffs... one is the small bibik room downstair near the kitchen and another one is my sewing room. my runaway bibik use to call it bilik menyulam ibu... and its quite big 15X 15 sqft i guess..... with rack like craft shop...i even have one rack in the storeroom under the stair case to accomodate my crafts thingssss...(its a lot... i have a habit of buying and not using...hehehe). some of it is the leftover stock from my craftstore that doesnt really work well last time... i guess i pick not proper location and not agood biz plan.. its more like a wrong decision i had made to help a dear lifelong-fren who is later not helping me back...**sign*** so i close the store and have tons of craftng items not sold... i pick some of it and bring back to my house. i just lost the zest to sell it online...+ my bz schedule stop me from doing so..my mum said you can sell it in bulk with the cheap price to any craftstore... but i feel sayang with all those thng so that's it.. i just keep it..hehehe in my mums store in my hometown....
i need and advise how to store yarns and crafting items in my small room in the apartment without making mess and disturb my roomate...:-). how you guys store it?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

the sun hat...



i just so fell in love with this easy to do sun hat... this isjust a basic hat what was modified lil bit and looks cool... i cannot help my self makin the second of it... still using the same yarn..peaches and cream and no 8 tulip hook. this one i started will waiting for my car radiator to be fix... just imaging this is the result of 30 mins waiting... superfast...coz the yarn is thick.. and the hook is big...hehehe... now i has to deal with my laziness to pick t back and finish it...:-P . it's just a few round to finish.. Let me share the pattern. Alla Koval the famous crochet designer has done a great job to reincarnate the super duper easy pattern ( i did when i was 12 and first learn to crochet) into a very sophistcated creation.












































peaches and cream...always delicious...

hi gals... i just found that my favorite yarn has the website...it is http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/index.htmn hehehee... silly ...who dont have website this days... currently i just have a few skeins left and i am desperate to have more...and i dont know when my hubby is going to US again... maybe not this year.. so i have to buy it online... but gosh... the price in the website is lots lots more expensive than the price in wallmart. for the cone one my hubby bought it at USD8 but they sell it online at USD11.25 while the skein of 70g my hubby bought at usd1.80 is sell at USD2.80 and sad to say... they just deliver to US and canada only. looks like my dear brother in Rochester has to help me already... but the shipment from US to Malaysia is quite expensive.... i m gonna burn hole in my pocket this month... or may i will buy it next month....kena control budget nih...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the purple booties...

Hi guys... lately i am hook up into crochet until i forgot about my knitting project. this is a very simple knitted booties that i am currently working on and hope to finish by this weekend. Hmmm...aan like others i have a syndrome of finishing one of the two in a pair... i hate knitting and crocheting things that have 2 in a pair... socks.. slippers ..what else..huhu... looks like i have to overcome it if i want to finish this booties.
this is the current work in progress... not so much yet... still not moving for quite sometime...

This booties made up from a verrrrry simple patterns suits the beginner in knitting... and the end result is quite impressive. What you need to have a pair of knitting needles. 3 mm will work out best but mine is slightly bigger...I tried to knit with satay stick but it turns out to be smaller.yet the sticth is neater.. so it means if you want to knit it using satay stick you need to cast on more than 25 sticthes.


yearghhh... i am writing this entrance while running a very high load report that took almost 30 mins to process..and i need to do it today. tomorrow is my judgement day in the week where every wednesday we have a management meeting and i need to share the scrap cost performance..and heck last week was a bad week.. and looks like i am gonna be torn into pieces by the other piranha tomorrow...:-(... oooh... i dont want to talk about this... i am still in the workplace now as i have to wait for my hubby to fecth me up today... my 8 years car is giving problem for the first time and it laid in the workshop now.. i think my car become jealous because now i dont have to spent my monthly wage on it anymore...that why la it start to demand for money...sob..sob..oooh... what i am babling about now....??


ok back to the booties.. that ...uaahhh...feel lazy to write la... will continue at home tonite it i still have some spare energy.. and fuhhhh... the report finally published... see ya at home... wait ar... gonna share with u all the pattern...

Monday, October 10, 2011

the (big) baby Beanie

Last weekend i have manage to complete this baby beanie... complete mean i sew the flower to the beanie while the beanie itself already completed 2 weeks ago... it goes well of my 6 years old daughter's head but im thinking of letting this go to those who want it.Even my baby looks cuter in it...:P
This one is always a model.. she likes to pose and always offer to be the FOC model...




well see ya...opps ...dont forget to shop for yarn at my online store: http://deenor.yarnshopping.com/

Sunday, October 9, 2011

my wip project tracker

waaa... i really need to have this tracker... i hv started so many projects lately and never complete any of it... really i need a tracker. my tracket will be something like this...:-P
Project nameDate start% completestop datestatus
knitted baby booties7-oct-201120%

heheheehe... the status can be vary, it could be anything... it could be abandoned, frogged, recycle or complete...ngeh..ngeh...cool...now i need to just start populating the tracker...**sigh**
by the way peeps...do shopping at my yarnstore... http://deenor.yarnshopping.com/

Friday, October 7, 2011

the poppy sun hat

Hi all,

ini adalah topi terbaru yang aku buat dari benang yang my hubby bawak balik dari US. benang tu seketul banyak giler...100% cotton..jenama peaches ( so far sepanjang karear aku sebagai pengait ni aku tak pernah dengar lagi brand ni). nak kata high quality tu mungkin tak le kot... satu benang rega dia 8 dolar lebih... so kalau diconvert duit kita dalam 25 ringgit kot... tapi memang banyak beb...topi ni sebenarnya aku buat saja2 je... since my baby tak boleh pakai topi... tapi sebab suka buat aku buat juga... tetiba member aku mintak nak beli... susahnya nak tentukan price... tak tahu nk suh dia bayar berapa...dilema ni... tapi topi tu aku dah pun pass kat dia semalam..harap anaknya yang cute miut tu akan bertambah2 kiut lagi lepas pakai topi ni...hihihi...

Bunga ni pula aku kait dari benang biasa je... benang akrilik nona yang tak glamer tu... tapi sebab bunga kurang selesa pun tak rasa sebab tak bersentuh ngan kulit. aku ni kengkadang simpati tengok baby pakai topi benang akrilik ni tengah panas mengelip... nak bagitau mummy panas tak pandai lagi...mummy pulak sebab nak baby tu comel sarung je topi yang cantik even panas betul.. hubby aku mmg pantang kalau aku try letak topi benang akrilik atau kita panggil benang bulu kambing ni atas kepala anak2 dia tengah panas...kalau time sejuk takpe...aku pun sama je la sebenarnya... tahu baby tu akan tak selesa tapi nak letak jugak jugak... hehehe..so topinya dari cotton yang sangat comfortable... cuma bunganya saja dari benang akrilik.
ribbon ni aku beli kat kedai bunga sebab masa pegi cari ribbon tu hari cuti kedai yang aku selalu beli ribbon tu tutup.so kena beli kat kedai bunga... mahal giler amoi tu cas aku...semeter 3 ringgit... nak buat cammana sebab dah suka ribbon ni aku beli juga...

so harapnya korang dapat inspirasi dari topi ni... pattern? ..huhu ni paling malas ni.... nanti aku lukis n post kat sini...sebab aku ni kalau explain pakai word ramai yang tak paham... nak publish kat you tube aku ni malas yang amat nak set my video cam...i got feedback that the video i uploaded using my samsung omnia bunyinya berdesir dan gambarnya blur... sorry yeah..actually i know already... wait arrr.... nanti ada masa akak publish video yang berkhasiat sikit...

pattern ni dibuat menggunakan benang ini. tapi pelbagai jenis benang lagi boleh juga digunakan..

untuk projek topi kiut ni...antara benang yang boleh aku suggest:
http://deenor.yarnshopping.com/sku:fnt2-21480


hati tengah berbunga2 sekarang sebab m,ember yang suh aku buat topi ini untuk puterinya telah membayar extra RM5 untuk topi ni sebab katanya dia puas hati sangat dan ramai puji2 topi ni cantik...tq..tq so much...first time jual hasil crafku...dapat duit extra pulak..happy nyer...
till next time... happy crocheting peeps....










Monday, October 3, 2011

My flower garden



I love gardening, checkout my other website about plant at: http://melur.com/ .And i love to crochet plants too... here are my collection of flowers in my crochet garden : -)

Daffodil


African Violet
Bourgenvilla

I try to look around for a Bourgenvilla pattern but cannot find any.so design my own.. here is the result after a few trial n error..i know the collour is not ro right for a Bourgenvilla  ... :-)

below is the pattern i sketch... just in case i wanna crochet it again in future


Poppy

Iris

Canna

crosandra

hibiscus
Hi gals... how are you?..its has been a while since my last post... biasa la busy ngan raya dan seumpamanya... its not that i have stop crafting only that really dont have time to documented it up... My hubby came bage from US just 2 days before Eid and bring back home the yarns and hooks
i order...
this is one skein of the a lots of  100% cotton yarns... 
and the Afghan hooks that i can never find in Malaysia... all 3 sizes ..
bulk of 100% cotton yarn... just nice for Malaysia Weather...
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