Purple Knit

I love purple, anything with purple... 最近迷上編織瘋狂的織,織,織... 阿亮說過,"凡走過必留下痕跡",別忘了在我的comments box留下您的痕跡喔!

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January 20, 2008

Pineapple scarf 鳳梨花長圍巾

Yarn/線材: Rowan 4 ply cotton (100% cotton, 170m/50gm) #129 Aegean - 2.5 balls
Hook/針號: Japanese #3/0 (2.3mm)
Pattern/圖樣: Courtesy of Sheep House
Size/尺寸: width(寬) 20cm, length(長) 151cm

I decided to make this scarf all because of Margaret's FO! Just loved her Pineapple scarf, especially the variegated color, love it! I didn't want to spend more money to buy yarns (I really really need to be on yarn diet!), these 2 balls of Rowan's 4 ply cotton were the leftover from my Orangina, 2 balls...really couldn't make anything except maybe a scarf. I like long scarf, but I wasn't sure how far I can go with these 2 balls of yarns, so I use the food scale to measure how much yarn is needed for each pineapple pattern repeat, each repeat uses about 9gm. The original finish size is 194cm long, my yarns are not gonna be enough to make that long, probably not even enough to make the tassels. So I asked my sister to buy one ball of the same yarn from her LYS, of course not the same dye lot; but maybe it would be close enough to finish the scarf.... After I got the yarn, the new ball of yarn is brighter, so I decided to use it for the border and the tassels. Another project done!!! I'm proud of myself!!

又完成一條圍巾囉! 會鉤這條是因為看到瑪格的成品, 她用段染線鉤出來的圍巾, 美的呢!! 所以去我的屯積線線堆找出這組線, 是以前織衣服剩的, 就剩兩球, 大概也只能拿來鉤圍巾吧! 因為不確定兩球夠鉤多長, 我就拿出電子磅秤來量看看每一個花樣會用掉多少線, 這招不錯呢(從那兒學來滴)! 這樣子就不怕鉤到花樣的一半才發現線不夠, 會吐血咧! 我知道妹家附近的毛線店有賣這線, 我也知道是不可能買到同缸號的線, 但是兩球真的是不夠啦, 多一球, 若顏色有色差就拿來鉤緣編跟流蘇也好啊! 結果, 真的兩球就夠圍巾的主體, 新線色差蠻多的就決定用在緣編跟流蘇. 又消掉一組線了, 給自己拍拍手!!

January 19, 2008

ネツト編みのやわらかボレロ 鎖針地獄

Yarn/線材: Filatura Di Crosa Brilla (42% Cotton, 58% Viscose) #406 pink - 5.5 balls
Hook/針號: Japanese crochet hook #6 (3.5mm)
Pattern/圖樣: Joey編織の屋 群編會10月份活動
Duration/製作日期: 11/9/07~1/9/08

When I saw Joey posted the Oct. 06 KAL projects, my first choice was the first crochet top, I immediately joined the KAL, not thinking that I just had a newborn baby...where would I find the time to crochet??? Oh well, I love that top too much, I'll find the time even if it will take me 6 months to do it! I did several swatches using different yarns different crochet hooks, nothing worked to my liking, I just couldn't find "the right yarn" that would give me the right feeling. Then I saw most fellow bloggers made the third bolero, some of them turned out real nice; I especially like the one prattflora made (Thanks her for providing the border pattern!), and I found this Brilla in my stash, perfect fot this bolero! This bolero really wasn't hard, it just between taking care a 4 year old and a newborn baby, I can't really crochet all I want, that's why it took this long! But at least it's finished now, yeah!!!

距離上次參加群編會已經有好幾個月了, 一方面是懷孕後期超懶超累大概無法在期限內完成作品, 不敢喊有; 一方面也是因為打好以後短期內也不能穿. 本來還很慶幸Joey大大這幾期挑的衣衣都難度太高, 自知能力不夠, 所以可以只在旁邊看看大家的作品, 結果10月份就來個百變造型秀...我最愛這種可以換穿式的衣衣了, 二話不說馬上就去報名, 決定不睡覺也要鉤第一件上下顛倒穿. 誰知道試了好幾組線, 也用了不同的鉤針, 就是找不到我要的感覺. 後來是看到了阿福的華麗版鎖針地獄, 好美喔! 當下變節, 找了這組線, 動手鉤起鎖針地獄. 阿福的部落格裡有很詳細的說明她如何改編, 我也就照作啦. 後來再去請問她花邊的鉤法, 她也非常幫忙的把圖樣po上, 真的很謝謝她呢! 其實這件鉤起來一點也不難, 只是要在照顧兩個小孩之間找空閒時間來鉤真是很難呢! 還好終於完成囉!! 又可以去喊有囉! 一月份的斗篷很美呢....

January 18, 2008

Neck warmer

Yarn/線材:Rowan Silk Wool (50% Silk, 50% Merino wool) Silver - 2 balls , 1.5 yards of 1" Hana silk ribbon
Hook/針號: Clover crochet lite D (3.0mm) 
Duration/製作日期: 1/4~1/5/08

I made this for my cousin Catherine, she lives in Taipei Taiwan, she is always so helpful whenever I need something done, a very clever girl! This was an easy project, the original design uses a crochet chain to tie the neck warmer, but I like the idea of luxury ribbon - Hana silk ribbon. I found this ribbon at LYS, a lovely grey-purple-ish ribbon. I think it's perfect with this neck warmer!! I hope she likes it! This is the way the book shows, I like it with the ribbon tied on the side...
會織這條領圍是為了謝謝小表妹的幫忙, 她住在台北, 要什麼都買的到, 真的也不知道送她什麼好. 翻了幾本書, 覺得這個領圍我還能勝任, 還好織起來蠻快的. 本來是用書上建議的鎖針帶子來綁的, 但是看看送人實在有點單調, 就去附近毛線店找了條高級緞帶(Hana silk ribbon)來搭, 這樣滿意多了! 希望她也會喜歡呢! 我喜歡緞帶綁在側面的方式...

This one is the original.

下面這張是原版的照片, 有像嗎?!

January 01, 2008

Floweral scarf 花朵圍巾

Yarn/線材: Rowan Kidsilk Haze + Hand painted rayon yarn from Mystical Creation Yarn (eBay)
Hook/針號: Boye size F (3.75mm)
Pattern/圖樣: 秋冬 ボレロ ショール ケープ


This was one of the "little" projects I've been working on. I made this for mom as Christmas present. It's always so hard to find mom a present, she basically has everything already, she likes to knit/crochet, but she is always always busy taking care everybody, she has no time for that. So, how about I make one for her? But then, what do I make? Scarf? Sweater? I don't have time to make a sweater for her, and her taste is way up there...can't do! Okay, scarf it is. I combine one strand of Rowan's kidsilk haze and one strand of the rayon yarn I bought from eBay seller Mystical-Creation-Yarn. I like this little project, I'll probably find time to make one for myself.

最近迷上織小物, 沒時間織衣服嘛! 這條小領巾是給媽咪的聖誕禮物, 每次到了送禮的季節, 最頭痛的就是媽咪的禮物. 基本上她啥都不缺, 我知道她也很喜歡編織, 可是她永遠忙著照顧家裡的每個人, 忙的很呢! 所以想想就送樣自己作的編物吧! 但是送什麼呢? 衣服花太多時間, 她的品味又高高在上, 還是送條小圍巾吧! 這條鉤起來也很快, 我拉了兩股線, 一股毛海, 一股是我在網拍(eBay)買來的線, 搭起來還不錯看呢! 我想我會找時間再鉤一條給自己, 那一球毛海我才用掉3分之1, 夠我再鉤兩條呢! 用線超省! 我喜歡!!