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Hello!

Hello friends, i’m starting to blog here again.

Life have been pretty crazy these past 2 years, with all the hoo hahs that has been happening around me. But it’s okay, I take it in with a stride and that makes me into a stronger person.

I’ve been crazy about amigurumi since a few months back. Here’s one that I’m working on this week. 2016-05-09_20.21.23

 

I’ll be back very soon for more updates! :-)

 

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T’shirt yarn

This I made.

To crochet a sleeping mat.

For my lovely Lab.

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I got some help though, using these tutorials here and and here. Thank yous!!

T’shirts are from Big Aeon, RM7 each. Bought the largest size I could find XL and XXL.

I wanted to use recycled t’shirts but the color wasn’t right, the material wasn’t right (not the jersey type), and they are mostly not plain and with seams on the side.

Each skein is 1 t’shirt.

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Can’t wait to start the rug… or mat…

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This is my 2nd project from my latest yarn haul. A chevron cozy/purse for my 8″ tablet (Samsung Note 8).

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I love the chevron and the combination of colors. Earthy colors catches my attention.

I made the stitches tight, used a 4.0mm hook on a 8ply worsted weight acrylic yarn. I think this yarn actually calls for a 5.0mm hook.

I was inspired by this pattern on Lion Brand’s website, but didn’t actually follow their written pattern. Made it up as I go along. Nevertheless here’s the link to their pattern click here

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I also inserted lining, all for the love of my tablet… scratch proof!

I am happy crocheteer!!!!!

 

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Atardecer Shawl

This is the shawl I made from the Spotlight yarns I bought. Completed in the same weekend I bought the yarn (it was a long weekend, we had Malaysia day on 16 September Tuesday, and I took the Monday off).

It only took less than 1 skein, so I have 4 skeins left. I guess I overestimated and besides I didn’t have a pattern in mind when I bought the yarns.

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The good news is that I have lots of pretty purple yarns to make something else 😉

I’m loving this shawl, and the color’s really pretty.

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Here’s the link to the pattern.

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Yarns at Spotlight

Hello Friends! Hello Blog!

Finally Spotlight is in Malaysia! And finally I got my lazy ass up (and a driver) and arrived there safely. It’s located in my city KL, but in an area I’m not familiar with and on normal days I wouldn’t even think of going to that area. But it’s not too far, just around 30 km from my home.

I was excited to see what sort of yarns they have and how much they cost. Headed straight to the yarn section. Oh no… actually the first thing I did was to apply for membership. That way I can enjoy the member’s discount. I am already a member of Spotlight Singapore, but the card is not valid in Malaysia. After that, my shopping basket got filled up with yarns in no time! That was the only things I bought in Spotlight.

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Overall, I would say the yarns are pretty and there are a variety of selection. I always prefer cotton or cotton blend. They look nice, feels good and is cooling when made into apparels. But I do go for acrylic, as they are much much cheaper. I am particular about the acrylic yarns I choose, as some frays easily or is too rough.

The ones I found in Spotlight is my current favourite. Not only they have sizes, the quality is good. Price is good at the discouted rate (only RM6-7 for a skien of 280m 8ply).

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I hope the discounted price last forever!!!!!! If without discount, I would say it’s a tad bit expensive and I’d be more calculative when throwing skeins after skeins into my shopping basket. Let’s all keep our fingers cross that Spotlight never ever stop giving discounts!!!

This is what I bought last week. My latest treasure.

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1/3 of these belongs to my sister, she wants to make a blanket and a scarf.

For me, I am thinking a shawl, some bags and a blouse (the red yarn, they are cotton+acrylic).

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Well, to date (only after a week) I have completed a shawl, a chevron bag and a chevron purse for my tablet. I will post some photos in my later post. Bye for now.