Monday, December 03, 2007

My Broken White Vest progress

So far I only finished until this row....

...sigh... still long way to go...

We went to the beach last saturday, it's in Port Dickson. We went there with our neighbour, they are Indonesian as well. And you know, since we, mbak Teti and I have the same hobby, which is knitting and crochet, we won't miss doing crochet anytime anywhere...

So here we are, while the children have fun in the sun - with their father - we have fun too...

.......... crochet.... yeaaaa....

Monday, November 05, 2007

Crochet Cable

Just got this used magazine and there is a topic about how to make crochet cable.

I tried to follow the instruction and here is the result.

Wanna do it ? try this site : cable

The magazine is Crochet Today dec06/jan07 edition.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mambo Shawl

Finished one of my WIP today, you can sneak a look my other WIP here.

This shawl is for my friend Asteria Sylvester who will move to London next month.
Hope it will make her warm during the next winter, and hope that everytime she wear it she will remember our friendship, and please if you see anything about knitting do remember me...he..he..he...
This shawl is made of 2 balls of mambo yarn from Bandung Indonesia. I though I have 3 balls of this colour, but when I was about to finished it I just know that I only have 2 balls. The finished size is only 110cm, too short actually....
I use 7mm AERO needle.
Well, so long Ester, may God with you always, wish you all the best....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Purple Sling Bag

I finished this purple sling bag last two weeks.

Use 1 ball of purple balinese cotton yarn and hook no. 4

I'll give this bag to my friend's daughter for her birthday gift, I hope she'll like it.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Broken White Vest

Got this Japanese book from Kinokuniya, got these on sale yarn, and very keen of this vest...

So I start to make this lovely vest....

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Idul Fitri 1428 H

Happy Eid Mubarak
TaqobalaLlahu minna wa minkum
Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri
Ma'afkan lahir dan batin

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fence Rail Cushion cover

I made this two cushion cover to change the old one.
It is a simple pattern, fence rail. The finish size is 16" x 16".

These are what you need to make it :

Material :

Fabric : 6 different colour for the fence rail block, cut two : 1 1/2" x 26"
Gold for the border :
cut four : 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
cut four : 2 1/2" x 16 1/2 "
Gold for the back side :
cut two : 10" x 16 1/2"
cut two : 12 1/2" x 16 1/2 "
4 button

How to sew ?

Arrange six colour of fabric and sew strips together, then cut the sets apart every 6 1/2" as shown in the picture above. Do the same for another strips.
*Picture taken from Diana McClun and Laura Nownes book : Quilts! quilts! Quilts!

See the picture above for the block sew order.
* Picture taken from Diana McClun and Laura Nownes book : Quilts!Quilts!Quilts!

Joint the border for each block

Sew the back side, make it overlap, make the button hole and sew the button.
Joint the front side and the back side.

You may quilt the block but in this cushion I did not do it because I was so lazy to do it...

forgive me...*sigh..*

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

La petite cake

It was Thata -- again...!! -- who encouraged me to make this tiny winy cute yummy little cake.
I got the pattern from Norma Lynn Cake Sachets, she has many free pattern about this.

This is one of them

Sundae Oh La La Cheesecake


With pastel yellow, form an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc, join. (12)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc) around, join. (18)
Rnd 4: ch 1, (1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc) around, join. (24)
Rnd 5: ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc) around, join. (36)
Rnd 6: ch 1, (1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc) around, join. (48)
Rnd 7: ch 1, sc around, join.
Rnd 8: ch 1, sc around in bk lps, join.
Rnds 9-14: ch 1, sc around. Join with brownat the end of rnd 14.
Rnd 15: ch 1, sc around, join.
Rnd 16: ch 1, sc around in bk lps, join. Fasten off.

Chocolate Syrup

With dark brown, form an adjustable ring.
Follow rnds 1-5 of cake.
From here, it is free form, off the round, and returning for a sl st.
Here is one variation: ch 13, hdc across, skip next sc, sl st in next sc. Sl st in next 3 sc. Ch 14, dc across, sl st in 3rd sc. Sl st in next 2 sc. Ch 11 (sc, sc, hdc in remaining) across, sl st in 2nd sc. Sl st in next 4. Ch 10 sc across, sl st in next sc. Sl st in next sc. Ch 9, dc across, sl st in 3rd sc. Sl st in next 3 sc. Ch 11 (sl st, sl st, sc, sc, hdc in remaining), sl st in 2nd sc. Sl st in next 4 sc. Ch 13, dc across, sl st in 3rd sc. Sl st in last 3 sc. Fasten off.

Whip Cream

With white, form an adjustable ring.
Follow rnds 1-3 of cake. Ch 1, turn. 4 sc in each ft lp around. Fasten off.


With red, form an adjustable ring.Rnd 1: ch 3, 6 dc in ring, join.Rnd 2: ch 3, dc dec around, join. Fasten off.


With tan, ch 12. Working in rows, use sc throughout, sc tog on the sides. Fasten off when there is 1 sc left.

Happy 'baking'.....

Gold star hat for Yuni's baby

I finished this hat a couple days ago...

This hat is for Yuni's baby, I hope Yuni will like it.

The pattern is same as the purple hat I made for Icha. But since this hat is for a baby boy I have no idea what should I put in it ?

As I didn't have enough time I decided to stitch a simple felt gold star in it.

I don't remember what kind of yarn I used. No more brand or description of this yarn.
Oh well ... congratulation Yuni... and welcome to the club :)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Bag for mbak Andry

Mbak Andry will leave KL this September. She has to follow her husband who has been transfered to Pertamina Jakarta again. Sure I am gonna miss her. She's not only friend to me, she also my cooking teacher. She is very kind and cheerful lady, she is the one who can make you laugh...

Above is the square, I got the pattern from Japanese book which is I can not understand a single word, but thank God there is a picture pattern.

I use 1 ball of gold rayon cotton from Thata's colection, and hook no 2.

I hope mbak Andry will like it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Old Treasure

Back to Jakarta means looking for my old treasure.
I found these patchwork folded in my wardrobe, untouch for years...


Paper Tole

These are my old paper tole.
I made this in 2003, and they are still hang in my house in Jakarta.
I think I have another but I don't know, couldn't find them.
But at least I still have these two...

Purple hat for El Rika

My sister got a baby girl, her name is El Rika Zahra, we call her icha.
She is a cute chubby baby.

I made this purple hat for her, and it's fit her nicely.
Be a good girl Icha, Bu Dhe will make another project for you .....

I am back

I am back .....

After about 4 weeks without internet finally I back again.

The first week in Bojonegoro, a small town in East Java, I found that my sister's computer was no longer has an internet connection. Perhaps you know the reason....

And for almost two weeks in Pangkal Pinang, I was so busy preparing my son's party. Yeah... we have a 'syukuran' party for his sircumcition. There, again... I couldn't connect internet.

And a week in Jakarta was for the kids, almost everyday we went to Ancol, well... as long as they happy...

It's a regret that I can not participate in SP 11, it's OK I will wait for the SP12 next January.

Now, back in KL, it's time to knit again.... my yarns are waiting, I miss them, I miss my needle and my stash, I'll start knitting and quilting again.

See U soon....

Monday, July 23, 2007

I hang my needle for a while....

Hello you there.....

I don't do either knitting or crochet these days for these two books.
Have you received the latest copy of Harry Potter book ?
Well I am not that young anymore but I am the Harry Potter fans all the time.
I still enjoy and courius for the story, this wizarding world are always amaze me... he..he..he..
Here is the article I received last Friday from the Lion Brand :

Knitting Needles and Broomsticks

Some of us in the knitting world will wait to read the new Harry Potter book. We will turn the heel and Kitchener the toe. We will finish those socks. And wait for the moment when our offspring finish reading the very last page and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows becomes ours.
We knitters are good at waiting
Some of us will throw frugality to the wind and buy our own copy. We will join the race. To be in the know. Devouring the book of the moment. The book everyone in the world is talking about.
And we who have followed Harry Potter’s development from the scruffy young outcast of 4 Privet Drive to the hope of the wizarding world, well, we really want to know what will happen next to Harry, our Harry. My goodness, we’re knitters. We care about him. We totally understand Molly Weasley knitting for Harry. Wouldn’t any of us worth our stash find a way to make something warm and comforting for such a noble orphan?
However we acquire the book, once we began to read it and put ourselves in to the hands of the ultimate story teller, we know where we will be. Inside the world of magic and danger. Many of us will be so involved in the story that we may not even knit while we read. Right. Admit it. You can be honest with me.
And while we are engrossed in what we have been told is the very final book of the series, our knitting antennae will be up. We’ll be looking for the moments when our universe, the knitting universe, collides unexpectedly with the wizarding world. It has happened in all of the Harry Potter books. I think the knitting references in the Potter books are a kind of wink to us, the corps of needle-wielding armchair adventurers. An acknowledgment of our world.
In the last book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Albus Dumbledore, the esteemed headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry excuses himself to visit the ‘loo.’
He’s in there a very long time and when he returns his host asks Dumbledore if he had an upset stomach.
Do you remember his reply?
“No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,” said Dumbledore. “I do love knitting patterns…”
Of course. We Harry Potter readers knew that Dumbledore was fond of thick wool socks, but how thrilling for those of us who knit to learn that the most venerable and noble wizard of all times shared our delight in knitting patterns.
Mrs. Weasley and Hagrid are knitters. Hermione knit for house elves. But Dumbledore loving knitting patterns was, well to this knitter, almost magical. It was so good to know that about Albus. Before he lost his final battle. We who knit and read will miss him forever.
What will there be for us Muggle knitters in this new Harry Potter?
A great read. And perhaps something more. Another glimpse of charmed knitters in enchanted places.
What makes the Harry Potter books so wonderful is what takes us by surprise. What will there be for us is surely something wildly original. And as long as needles are clicking in the wizarding world, we may feel certain that the forces of good and light will win.
Oh... I do enjoy reading it, today I just past chapter fourteen, I still do not know why Snape killed Dumbledore. Professor Snape is one of my favorite caracter in this story, I don't beleive he could kill Dumbledore. I just thing that he is a double agent, He was just joint the dark Lord to destroy him.
We'll see ... I 'll tell you how's the end of the story when I finish it.
Now, about the other book, Friday Night Knitting Club....
It's the book about the knitting club in the yarn shop in New York and the story about the member of the club.
I haven't finished it yet, not as excited as reading Harry Potter book.
Bye now... Hermione is waiting.....

Cable Sun Glasses Case - book Project

This is another project I made for the book project.

As a beginner I made a small and simple cable case for my sun glasses.
It's only knit and purl and the cable stitch.

And I add a running stitch to the left and right of the cable for combination.

I use local Malaysian wool yarn which for me it is not good. And rayon cotton from Surabaya for the running stitch.

Pink Doily - for book project

Finnaly I finished this doily for book project with my friends.

But gosh.... why is it so hard to make a pattern from it. We use to make the project from the pattern, but since this is for the book which must be my own creation so I just do it, but when the time to write the pattern come .... o..o... it's so difficult.....
Well I hope I can finish the pattern tomorrow, and send the to Fitri.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Knitting - according to Aqiel

This evening Aqiel made a comic about knitting.

The picture above said :

Ibu's vevorite sudjet is niting ---- Ibu's favorite subject is knitting.....

It said :

" aku ngapain yaaa....??? " ----- what should I do ?
Leter.... " Aku tahu.... niting...!!! ---- Later... I know...knitting....!!
Tapi saya tidak punya ----- but I don't have one

"Beli saja " ---- I will buy..

There is B B in the building, he means Bukit Bintang, he knows I usually buy my yarn and knitting stuff there.

Well, thank you Aqiel....

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Finger knitting

Last few days my friends in Dinamic crochet milis talked about finger knitting.

Since my brother in law and his family were here I couldn't try it. So this evening when I checked my e-mail I was so courious.

I tried to do it with Lenny's instruction and using yarn from Yenny.

Wow... amazing.... it works....!!!

Thank you friends for this new 'ilmu'.

Flower brooch for friend

Mbak Haryati, a friend of mine will move to Saudi Arabia this week. I really want to give her one of my handmade. I planned to make a cable bag for her, but the time is too short, for me a week is not enough to make a bag ...*sigh...*

So I make these brooches for her. She wear jilbab so I hope it will fit with the jilbab.

Selamat jalan mbak Har, mudah mudahan ditempat yang baru mendapatkan yang lebih baik, sukses selalu.

I am gonna miss you.....

Monday, July 02, 2007

Pineapple bag

Finally I can finish this bag. I plan to send the pattern for our book project, but seems need a bit correction.
I use orange cotton thread and bali blend one skein each.
Hook Tulip no 2 and a pair of wood handle - Surabaya product.

There are 3 part in this bag, bottom, pineapple and upper part.

And I put cotton fabric inside.