Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fortunately I still can knit...

Dear friends, thanks for your warm messages and kind regards over the past weeks. I've not been feeling completely well and recently been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Besides frequent clinical visits, check ups and treatments for my symptoms, which is a severe double vision in my case, I had to spend lesser time on my computer... Well, fortunately I still can knit... Actually, my knitting has never been more important to me... especially while waiting endlessly at the clinic :o)

Hot of my needles, we have the Cable-Eight Top from Interweave Knits 2005 Spring.

Using: About 350g of Worsted Cotton from China on 5mm needles
Verdict: Overall, an easy project and very wearable. I got a smaller gauge on my yarn, which is 4 sts per inch instead of 3, so I went on for the largest size. The body seems narrow while knitting up (mine measured 14" and I'm a 36") but the cables will stretch out very nicely once you put it on. Wonder if anyone has done this in the original yarn... and how the bulkier gauge will work out. By the way, I've tried but decided to do away with
the crochet rows on the side seams... have also added a few short rows to lower the front necks... And now contemplating to seam up the side slits as well... ;o)

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Alright, now let's take a look of my WIP baskets...

Baby Jacket for Jasmine - From The Yarn Girl's Guide to Kid Knits
Using: Hand-dyed Wool Slub from China
Status: I just got done with the button bands last night... Need to weave in ends and add buttons. Will show the FOs pics next time.

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Apricot Jacket - Rebecca 27
Creamy/Beige Cottons from the Yarn Stall in Causeway Bay
Status: Finished the back and supposed to be working on the fronts now...

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Diagonal Ribs and Cable Sweater - Rebecca 28
Using: Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky in #505 Green
Status: Little progress on this one since my last post in June...
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By the way, my darling baby Jasmine has turned "1" on Tuesday. Just can't believe a whole year has gone by... it seems like last week when I brought my 4lbs 14oz preemie home...

Switched to Firefox and Blogger's image upload is not *finally* working again... hope this will last long


Siow Chin said...

Happy Birthday, Jasmine! And glad to hear that you're better now, Maryann!

handknit168 said...

Little Jasmine is beautiful and she is wearing your FO. Happy birthday to her.

Mimi said...

Glad to hear that you are recovering and that you can have some relaxing knitting time.
Happy birthday to your little girl!
I like your idea of having a special mini cake for her.
Take care of yourself and rest well.

marjorie said...

Happy Birthday to Jasmine! When are you bringing her to our meetup?

joy said...

Glad to know that you're well enough to knit. :-) Happy birthday to Jasmine!! She looks so happy in her little poncho. :-)

opportunityknits said...

Happy Birthday to Jasmine.
Glad to know you are better and can knit. Your cable 8 looks so gorgeous. Take good care of yourself.

sue said...

I am glad to hear that you are better, and that Jasmine had a wonderful 1st birthday. I love your cable tank top. Glad to see that your blogging again too.

yumyumredbean said...

A gorgeous dress for a gorgeous baby, what a perfect match! And, nice cable top, which looks oh-so nice on you!