Today marks the One Year Anniversary at knitxpressions! Woo hoo! And this day is made extra special by kfklever, Jackie of knittingwithheart, and *Wisher* over at Pretty Little Things In A Box for their nomination of my blog for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Thank you SO much for this Sweetness! I’ll be posting more about this award very soon.
Also, don’t forget that there’s 1 WEEK left to the closing of entries for knitxpression’s first Giveaway! Here’s a quick reminder of what I’m giving away:
4 lovely balls of yarn
Any 2 of these 3 necklaces, knitted especially for you. Images extracted from TSC Yarns.
This Giveaway is open to all, no matter what country you’re in. Just follow the 4 simple steps stated in ‘knitxpressions Celebrates May!‘ to take part! I look forward to seeing your entries and till my next post, Happy Weekend everyone!
I made this little pair of red booties because I was feeling quite down over the weekend. It was meant to perk me up, but it didn’t make me glow with happiness from the inside like I thought it would.
It did however make me wonder if Dorothy Gale, after returning from the Land of Oz and say she gives birth to a little daughter when she’s grown up and married, would like to have this little pair of booties for her baby’s sweet little feet?
Booties modified based on the pattern designed by Lynne Watterson.
The sweetie knit heart knitted based on the pattern by knittingwithheart.
Welcome to the month of MAY!
As I mentioned last week, this month is special because 18 May marks knitxpressions’s 1st anniversary! WHOO~~ How time flies! It doesn’t feel like a year has passed already….
Anyway, to celebrate this occasion, I’ve given this blog a makeover. Hopefully it looks much more lively and refreshing now And of course, I did mention a GIVEAWAY *wink wink* It’s knitxpressions’s very first and it’s not extremely fancy but I hope you like what I’m giving away. First up:
some yarn to give away…
18 May 2012.
This is the date that marks the birth of knitxpressions. With the month of May coming up, I’d like to celebrate this blog’s one year anniversary with all my wonderful readers by running my first ever Giveaway!
Like most other Giveaways, there’ll be a few small tasks you’ll have to complete in order to take part. They won’t be tough…you won’t have to climb onto a top of a mountain and shout ‘Eureka’ or anything like that. But I won’t stop you if you feel you really want to do so!
As for what I’m going to give away, well I have a few things in mind but to keep things in suspense, I’ll have everything finalised and disclosed when I’m back from holidays next week
So till my next post, keep those knitting fingers going and have a lovely lovely TUESDAY!
Thus far through my knitting journey, I’ve only ventured in what I deem as the ‘baby pool’. I say that because all my knitted items have been projects where precise measurements were not an absolute requirement.
Having just passed the two years mark (and still counting) since I picked up knitting, I think it’s time I venture into deeper water. From this point on, I shall start challenging myself and my knitting skills by picking out projects that contain techniques that I have yet to try. Of course I’ll still allow myself the occasional quick and easy knits, but there’s going to be more intermediate to advanced projects than before.
I’m very lucky to have an aunty who fully supports my knitting enterprise, if it can be called that! =p She has so loved the Easy Breezy Scarf that she would like me to make a top for her, so voilà! I already have my first challenge! Now I consider this as going into the very deep end of the pool when I only know how to tread water, but sometimes being put in situations like this is the best way to learn since it’s swim or sink. Continue reading
So…………………I made something for myself. FINALLY.
Mr Hubby and I will be off to New Zealand for the next couple of weeks. Since the southern hemisphere is cooling down (much too fast to my liking in fact), I figured I’ll make myself a holiday gift, just like I did for my bestie. And because I’m my bestie’s bestie, of course I had to use the same yarn as I did for her Falling Leaves Scarf :p
But the question remained – what shall I make???
I didn’t want another scarf or shawl as I have plenty of those. Besides, I really wanted to have a go at making something I haven’t yet attempted. Seeing as my track knit record isn’t that varied to date, I wasn’t short of options in that respect at all!
After surfing around the net for ideas, I decided on making a cowl – something that’s not overly challenging, quick enough to knit and will give my neck that extra bit of warmth when it becomes a tad too cool for my liking. The pattern I chose was Heritage Trellis Lace Cowl by Betty Balcomb and it looks like this: