Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Knitting - A Little Hat & Flower

Knitting is one way of getting rid of stress if you can tolerate the swirling movement of the knitting needle. I love knitting - well love looking at all those beautiful pattern and design anyway as i had not one iota of knowledge on how to knit.

Thats will another one of those items on my agenda of things to do and master! ;)
I've registered for some fantastic website which offered free pattern and i am going to include it here, sort of like my diaries of weekly knitting pattern!
Well it will make it easier for me to search thru for it from my own blog right?
See...genius! Lol...

So today pattern is A Little Hat and Flower.

A Little Hat

Yarn: scraps of Lamb's Pride worsted
Needles: US size 10.5 circulars and dpns. Switch to dpns whenever it becomes necessary.Cast on 224, and join.

Round 1: K2tog
Round 2: k2tog

Total 56 stitches remain
Knit until hat measures about 3.25" including ruffle.

Decrease for the crown as follows:
Decrease round 1: (k2tog, k5) repeat to end.
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: (k2tog, k4) repeat to end.
Round 4: Knit
Round 5: (k2 tog, k3) repeat to end.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: (k2tog, k2) repeat to end.
Round 8: Knit
Round 9: (k2tog, k1) repeat to end.
Round 10: Knit
Round 11: K2 tog

Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull to close.
Make 2 flowers using this free pattern from Sarah's Yarn Box. Make 1 starting with a 6-stitch cast on and 1 starting with a 4-stitch cast on. Sew them onto hat. Weave in all ends.

From larissmix.typepad.com


Flower Pin

Size 6 Needles
Worsted Weight Yarn in two colors (Very Small Amount)
Darning Needle
Pin Back (Like a safety pin, but with a flat side)

Cast on 6 Stitches
Row 1: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 2: Knit across
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 4: Knit across
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 6: Knit across
Bind off all stitches.
Shape into rose and seam up.

Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: K across
Row 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K2, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 4: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K4, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K6, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 6: K across
Row 7: K across
Row 8: K across
Row 9: K across
Row 10: K across

Row 11: K across
Row 12: K across
Row 13: K across
Row 14: K across
Row 15: K across
Row 16: K2 Tog, K6, K2 Tog
Row 17: K2 Tog, K4, K2 Tog
Row 18: K2 Tog, K2, K2 Tog
Row 19: K2 Tog, K2 Tog
Row 20: K across

Bind off
Using excess yarn and darning needle, sew flower to center of leaf. Weave in loose ends.
Depending on your pin back you can either sew or hot glue it to your flower.

From yarnbox.blogspot.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

Accesories Design - 010109

Start last January, i've been learning to make acessories jewellery using the Swarovsky Crystal.
It's a one year course, twice a month class. No doubt it's a bit pricey but it is interesting and fun. The course were held at the Epal Kraftangan Centre at KotaRaya.

The induction class was held last November 2008, where we were given a crystal kit (for those who sign-up and paid full tuition of RM 388/year). However we have to pay for the monthly jewellery pack where prices were varied depending on the pattern.

I've done some and have been able to improvised a few on my own. I will upload their photos soon...well i hope so! :)



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jahitan Manik - 191008

Dah hampir seminggu officially 'graduated' dari Bengkel Jahitan Manik.
Ianya menyeronokkan dan menambah pengetahuan kita yang kurang sikit bab-bab menjahit manik dipakaian. Walaupun secara zahirnya memang dah pandai jahit tapi dari segi teknikalnya kurang. Cikgu yang mengajar tu pun kira sabar gak la masa mengajar kami yang sedikit slow, tapi bila dah few hours alhamdulillah bab kata Cikgu - tangan dah lembut so bila dah ke tengahari dah laju jugak la jahitannya.

Kebanyakan corak yang dibuat adalah untuk 'Edging' dan ada juga beberapa jenis 'Floral', seronoknye bukan main bila dah paham cara menjahitnya. So sekarang tengah practice menjahit manik kat baju-baju anak buah. Bila dah perfect jahitannya barulah boleh mengambil upah. Bila dah siap buat baju-baju anak buah tu nanti, gambarnya kita akan post kan disini.