Sunday, 29 March 2015

Cushion cover and basket

I finished crocheting my mini granny squares cushion cover two weeks ago but I have been procrastinating about posting pictures of it.

64 mini squares
Joining the squares by sc the outer loops from the wrong side
Wrong side view while joining squares 
Front view

Back of cushion cover

I decided to create a big granny square for the back cover using the 8 existing colours from the mini squares and it turned out to be satisfactory. For the edging, I tried to keep it simple. First I did a sc into every space of the dc around the edges. Then, I joined the front and back cover by sc the inner loop of the sc of both pieces.

The button loops are created by doing a ch 2 and skipping one sc from the previous round, and then continue with your sc around the edges.

My home-made cushion covers

I have also made a basket for Milena for storing her toys. This was a quick project and it took me less than a day to make it.

Milena started attending peuterschool since 2 weeks ago. Since last Thursday, she is down with viral infection from school and is still feeling miserable and cranky. As for me, I am still having difficulties adjusting to the change in my sleeping hours. I have to get up at 6 a.m. to prepare for her school. Milena doesn't cry when I have to leave her, even on her first day of school. She doesn't look like she has enjoyed school when I pick her up. You just can't tell much from her face. Once she has reached home, she's back to her normal self.

This week, I am rather emotional. Our father of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away on 23 March at 3.18am, at the age of 91. I have always had deep respect for Lee Kuan Yew since I was a child.  Without him, Singapore would not have survived. It was him who led us from a third-world country to one of the most prosperous nations in the world. His passing has a big impact on me and our fellow Singaporeans. Rest in peace, father of Singapore. Your legacy and spirit will continue. You will always be in our heart.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Knitted DROPS top with lace pattern and round yoke

Have been feeling rather down and uninspired these days. I feel kind of lost in my direction. Looking after your child without your family around is really tough, especially when your child is beginning to become really hyperactive and when you have to deal with her tantrums all the time. Past few days I had a series of breakdowns. I miss the old days when I was single and carefree. I had so much energy and drive in pursuing what I wanted to do and learn. Now, the only free time I have is in the evening. My brains are already quite dead in the evenings. I can hardly push myself to learn anything except to knit/crochet.

I'm done with my lace pattern summer blouse. Blogged about this project on 13 November. Somehow, I don't know why but I paused this project for a while. I have to say that this is one of the easiest knit projects for me so far. Definitely easier than knitting a sweater. I'm using DROPS PARIS, color code 61: LIGHT PEACH. The yarn is made of 100% cotton and has a non-glossy surface. It's super soft and comfortable. 

For this project, 8 balls of yarn (50g each) were needed instead of the indicated 350g in the pattern instructions for size S. 

I'm currently trying to finish up a new cushion cover using my 100% acrylic yarn from zeeman. I'm trying to clear up some of the leftover yarn as they seem to be accumulating overtime. Will blog about it soon. zzzzzz.