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August 15, 2008

Today marks the 2nd time I’ve punctured a hole to myself (not counting the one time I punctured myself with a stapler by accident…) !! So now I have 3 holes, other than the other holes that came along as an infant. Ha!!

The first time was on the 2nd April of 1999. Hmmm, if it wasn’t the 1st April… Well I don’t think my memory’s rusty…

Okay besides that, today marks the day I got a decent mobile phone too! I like the colour 😀 Plus I am solemnly giving up on Sam. Not that I have anything against it but it just cannot withstand my accident-proneness and utter clumsiness. As such, it lasted no more than 10 months since the last September, if I do not recall wrongly. And so, I’ve rebounded back on the very nice S.E. It’s not the most recent model, but I still love it! I would have stuck around with my old K750 but its already beaten up on the surface, although it still works fine.

So, the Mum and Sis insisted that I get a new one to replace the vulnerable Sam and stop using my warrior-S.E. And so my upcoming birthday pressie has already come today! It’s a pretty white K660i 😀 This one had better stand all the nasty weathers of my life, just like my K750! Happy.

Had explored today the new pâtisserie outlet at CLink. Sis loves it! I think they taste great too and it makes the price worth the taste. If you can afford it, you should go try it too. They have quite a variety of mouth watering flavours and they’re with the exact original taste that’s claimed.

Then there was plenty of walking around and also encounters with those foreign push-cart sellers. Can’t blame them for walking up to you to convince you to try-and-buy their products but the first was a tad too overwhelming for my Sis. Ha!! The second wasn’t so bad and not so persistent. Looked at toys, walked and walked, CDs, gadgets, dresses, mobile phones!

I think it’s so cool when you have so many lobangs or connections, that even when your shop’s sold out in that model/design, you can get it from others to sell to you. That’s exactly how I got mine. However, their phone pouches are like expired, cos’ mine apparently supposed to be seal clean and unopened, but stained when I finally open the packet =.= Like, duh. Shucks, guess I’ll just knit one for myself…

Then I decided to venture off to my favourite destination for a ball of dark brown yarn to crochet a pot! To complete my biggest darling so far!! Will update on it, if I ever have the time to…

And… I went to Daiso to get some cheap usables. Bumped into Mh! Ha!!! House-husband!!!!!!! Hahaha!

Ok I’m done.



Amigurumi! – Crash Course / Patterns

July 30, 2008

I tried my hand at one mini 5cm tall Amigurumi piece, the bottom wasn’t as desired as my other balls of yarn aren’t with me at the moment… And I still need to find eyes for them!!

Before they’re completed, I ain’t gonna post any pics yet. But here are the patterns I’ve found do-able for a Crochet-greenhorn like yours truly!


  • Grumpies ! –  I made one yesterday with a blue bottom but the blue yarn’s thinner than the top’s white. So it looks kinda funny. I’ll have to wait for my other balls of yarn to get a perfect one. But it’s a start!
  • Noggins – I wanna do this too! But don’t have other colours. Currently I only have a ball of white =.= The rest are in different textures…
    On a side note, their website is selling the eyes!! Those doe eyes! Thinking of getting some…
  • Elephant ! – Since I have a singular colour, I’m trying my hand at the Ele first! Teehee! Still trying to figure out the 8th row…
    On a side note, I love this crafter’s site! Many adorable & memorable patterns. An inspiration for me to start the craft!
  • Owlishly – Found out the site from littlegreen’s. I wonder when I can crochet like that!!

Found a Crash Course Site! Although I’ve had a rough idea of how to start last night, this helps to clarify. The steps are pretty clear and thorough. The site has free patterns too!

Maybe one day I’ll be able to make my own free pattern! Ha!

Guess I’ll add on once I’ve found more adorable stuff to admire 😀

Till then, happy crochet-ing!



July 29, 2008

Yes, I know I’ve not exhausted every inch of my yarn for knitting as of yet not after… The 22nd.

But I can’t help noticing how Crochet does wonders to making cute adorable teeny weeny stuff! I am not kidding.

I went blogsurfing CraftyPants‘ new site and all the subsequent links that follow.  Eventually it was love at first sight! Or maybe an infatuation for now… But seriously, just take a peek!

Yes, I know nuts about Crochet, like how it was with knitting. And so again…

I tried to follow this!

And if the video path is faulty, you can look here. Otherwise, there’s a written version of the Solid Heart pattern.

I tried so hard to get my fingers working, it was hard I tell you. I don’t know why I can’t just hold the yarn in place. And I ended up with…


It didn’t turn out as pretty as I’d thought it would. Well, at least not the edges when I tried to flourish them with the Reverse Single Crochet Edging.

Not bad for a start!

So pleased with myself. Ha!


this makes me sooo hungry…

July 29, 2008


In case the video path gets faulty, look here.



July 29, 2008

Was required to do different kinds of stitches to finish up my knitted pieces as instructed in the pattern. And as usual I find myself all muddled up. Here are my treasured finds…

In the knitting projects I’m currently caught in or have completed…

  1. Back Stitch: Needed for my Beret, Slippers, Fingerless Gloves
    – Basically joining the edges / ends of the knitted rib
  2. Blanket Stitch: Needed for my Bum Bag
    – Creating Button Loop Holes for the front side of the pocket
  3. Slip Stitch: Needed for my Bum Bag
    – Joining 2 knitted pieces to form the bag by sewing folded ends

A side note, I just discovered a Video site with more useful guide-tutorials!


  1. Back Stitch
  2. Blanket Stitch
  3. Slip Stitch 

DIY Shoes?

July 29, 2008

Take a look at this.


Guess What Happened?

July 22, 2008