For the good news: I've been RAOK'ed!
Like I mentioned, Siow Chin's sent me a ball of very interesting yarn. It's called Tabby Tail by Richmore. She's finger crocheted a fabulous scarf with it on her blog, go see it (Jan 17 entry)! Mom's laughing when I explained to her the meaning of the yarn name.
From the comments:
Thanks to Mona and Siow Chin for your concern regarding my allergy. I don't think I am quite affected by pollen (in China, I was perfectly ok tissue-less most of the time) so I would really like to think that my body's telling me to take an away holiday like what Siow Chin says! (grin)
And to Laura, please contact me when you arrive Singapore and we'll meet ya?
Now, onto my projects:
Lady Saffron is taking her time
Now that the front and back pieces are done, I am going to progress with the sleeves. I *do* know why many knitters are so not into tiny gauges of 7 sts to an inch.
Mariah is doing a closet dance
I was really tempted to purchase some yarn from Knitpicks to make Mariah. But I got held back by the amount of yarn that's rapidly invading the house. Hubby's getting *concerned* but he's not showing it. (note to self: Have RESTRAINT!)
Yeah, and I recalled that I have another 6 unused skeins of Super Butterfly Cotton of the similar colour for Fairisle/cabled sweater. Remember this? I am really surprised, looking back at the archives that it's a WIP sitting around for about 2 mths! I really need to fix it.
The Butterfly cotton as I recall will be off in gauge as opposed to what's required for Mariah, so I think I'll just do upsize knitting? (note to self: Check Butterfly gauge and see if upsizing will work!)
I'll say I start on her after CNY.
Hello Kitty KAL
I've gotten the pattern. Again, just need to read and check gauge before I start knitting.
With all these new projects plus those in various stages of WIP, one will think that I need to morph into an octopus so that I can work on various projects simultaneously.