I swear the haze has a lot to do with my tiredness. I have sensitive skin, eyes and nose. So the haze has resulted in my skin having a huge breakout, and my eyes watered more frequently. Not to mention the weariness that sets in.
Other than that, much of the activities are centered around my knitting. I was invited to for a local magazine, Simply Her, that is writing an article about female bloggers in Singapore. It's going to be out in the December issue. The photoshoot session was quite fun as I had a chance to meet up with another blogger that I heard so much about but never met in person till that day.
Silly me, I had brought my camera along but everything happened so fast that I didn't think about flashing my camera until the whole shoot was over! Drats!
Other than that, my own knitting progress has been slow.
The 12 year old that has been previously ripped back to the hip has grown. But be forewarned as I am going to rip it back again. I don't quite like the way it fits so I want to change the shaping again.
I am sure there are knitters out there who would probably frown at my constant knitting and ripping; being sure that there's a much better and foolproof way of calculating all the stitches before commencing (i.e. the scientific way). And I would tend to agree. However, with longer garments like dresses, there is always the issue of gravity so it seems to be that knitting the dress up is closer to reality.
Besides, I am not the Queen of Frogpond for nothing [grin].
Lacey Mo is also coming along well.
This is one project that I haven't quite mastered the charts yet as it's alternating between a few variations. So I can't be having chit-chatting and looking my friend in the eye when I am knitting this piece. It's grown quite a bit now.
My galfriends who knew of my great ambition to make this into a jacket has several observations:
"How are you going to wear it?"
"If you put this lace on, it's almost like wearing nothing!"
"How would you wash it?"
"A jacket seems very challenging. Why don't you convert it into a shawl?"
A SHAWL?! No way! After all that hard work, I would much rather have it pieced together as a complete garment. But I may be speaking too soon. Let's see how this goes.
I also had an instant gratification piece -- a knitted Zigzaging Shanghai Scarf* for an ex-colleague of mine.
She wanted to go to JiuZaiGou in China during early Oct and requested a scarf. She's even offered to pay but this scarf is my gift to her. She's been such a nice pal and office mate in my previous workplace.
True to her niceness, she's also offered to take a photo of her wearing the scarf for my blog. Yay!
PS. Thanks to those who has shown interest in that Bamboo lacey top -- the patterns are all on scraps of paper so hopefully one of these days, I can gather all of them and consolidate into a proper single pattern sheet!
*Bet you are asking where the scarf pattern came from...I designed it during one of my trips to Shanghai.