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Monday, November 8, 2010

Lacy Lace

My baby girl will be due to be borne on 24th November. As a welcome gift to her, I scourged through the books that I borrowed umpteen times from the community library. At last I found something that I like.

It is a tiny mini dress that opens at the back to allow her nappy to pop out. As the original design was made in long sleeves, I modified the pattern to be sleeveless, to make it more suitable in our hot weather.

At first, I wanted to make it into a long skirt, but I abandoned the idea since the yarn that I bought was the last 3 in the store. I regretted my decision in the end as I have too much yarn left in the end. And I could not add to the length of the dress as the whole dress was knitted from bottom to top, and it was knitted as a whole piece. So, no seams at the sides, darling!

Hope my baby girl will like this....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We bought this Ikea clock when we first moved to Kuala Lumpur from Jakarta, and it has been with us for the past 5 years. At last, the biodegradable paper started to disintegrate and we are left with its skeleton.

In order to keep the clock, DH bought a clock cross stitch chart from Beijing in February 2010 for me to stitch and replace the disintegrated clock. I have been putting off the project till early September 2010 when the clock finally fully disintegrated.

The project need a bit of adjusting to fit the clock. Thus, the whole project took two weeks. And voila, we have a brand new clock for our new house.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Breastfeeding Poncho

My baby girl is due to be borne on 24 November 2010. I plan to breastfeed her for as long as possible. Stories of friends breastfeeding for up to 5 years, even some as long as 12 years, are very encouraging. As my first child was breastfed for 1.5 months, and the second baby was breastfed for 11 months, I hope I would have the patience to breastfeed my youngest child for the longest time possible.

Thus, a project to knit my own breastfeeding poncho came to mind. It is a gift to myself to encourage me to breastfeed her. As I have a lot of stash available, I decided to use a yarn from my mom's unwanted blouse.

Unfortunately, halfway through the project, I discovered I ran out of yarn. A disappointing trip to the craft shop confirmed that the yarn has been out of stock and would not be replenished. I had to reduce to length of the poncho, and the end result came out a bit awkward, with one side a lot longer than the other.

In its imperfectness, it still offer the functionality of covering me up when I breastfeed. It is also a reminder to me, no one is perfect but...