Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Hello my dear friends!

It certainly had been time to change my blog for the longest time and I finally got around to it. Hope you enjoy the new look.

Life have been full to the brim. There's been some creativity and craftiness but I hadn't time to take photos and blog. Rather then one big entry, it'll probably be more palatable in small doses. So, here's one update.

Claying Around

Some friends and I decided one day to go for claying lessons. Thus we engineered our foray into clay. That was fun! We were all given a tour and explanation on how it is done and then given basic instructions on how to do a simple bowl. Unfortunately, by the time we remembered we had a camera, our hands were all so full with clay, there was no one left to take pictures. We all had fun building our lopesided clay bowls. After we were done, we left them there for the baking and finishing process to be picked up after 2 weeks. So here's my lopesided clay container.

Branching Out

Miss Branching Out was a gift meant for my Aunt in US. I've been dragging my feet on it for the longest time after I messed up the instructions and sat on my wooden needles during a tense moment in CSI: Miami. Yes, one of my wooden needles broke. I was so upset after I didn't look at it for a long time. (*Yes, I do realize it wasn't Miss Branching Out's fault)

After neglecting it in my WIP pile for so long, I jumped when I realized that my deadline was up. Mom was going to US and I only had a few days left before she does. I was definitely out of time. I had to whip her out, fast. This time round I really enjoyed the pattern better then my first time. Kinda sad when I reached the end of the scarf. But anyway, I barely had time to finish blocking it. I had just enough time to hang it on the laundry pole and snap a hurried picture before mom carried it off to be packed.

I wish I didnt' procrastinated so I could take a better picture. This picture really does not do justice to the color of the yarn. It was a beautiful blue with wisp of gold and red thread running through it so that the color changes subtly every 5 inches or so. But I was very glad it turned out so pretty. Anyway, pretty lil Miss Branching Out is now with my aunty.


opportunityknits said...

Love the new look. Your bowl's got a lovely colour and glaze and the little feet gives it an exotic old worldly feel. And this is your first attempt?
I'm sure your aunt will enjoy the scarf, such a timely gift as the weather turns colder.

Siow Chin said...

Your clay bowl looks really contemporary! I had a go with clay too pre-children and when I brought home my clay bowls, my husband commented that they look like some kind of archaelogical artefact newly unearthed :)

ruth said...

Oooh, I like the change! Different! and good job on whipping out Branching Out so quickly! Where in the US is your aunt at?

Agnes said...

Welcome back! I like the new look ... and I found a sunflower template in the link too. Maybe I would do something tinking to my blog too.

yuvee said...

The claying lesson sounds like lots of fun! I've been wanting to take one for ages ;)
OH anyway I broke my wooden needle once too, but I was trying to stick it up int the socket so I guess it's my fault.

Mimi said...

It's a nice surprise to see you back with a new blog template.
Your clay pot looks very stylish. I used to love to play with clay as much as I like knitting nowadays. Just a bit hard to find a place to collect my clay projects.

Vanessa said...

my goodness it's been awhile girl, welcome back! Wow claying lessons, sounds like fun...have you been to the one in ikano center?

joy said...

Great look for the blog, and I love the cute bowl!

R a i n said...

The clay bowl looks pretty good! It looks varnished and well...quite professional (like the funky stuff you get at Pier Import).

Branching Out looks gorgeous too. Can't see the gold and red in the picture though =(

letti said...

ooo, i LOVE the new look! it is so refreshing!

Kitty Kitty said...

Welcome back, we have missed you. I like the new look and you bowl is adorable.