Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ribbon-tied wool vest

Pattern: "Ribbon-tied wool vest" from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft 4-ply in cream 433 - less than 2 balls
Needles: US 2, 3 Addi's circulars

I've had this baby knits book in my library since last February. It's good to finally knit something from it. I want to give this to my friend's baby girl whose almost three months.

I love the eyelet and ribbon detail.

After grafting the shoulder seams, I didn't think the ridge from the three needle bind off was that attractive. But this technique is actually quite suitable for a baby garment with a simple design like this one, because it does allow the piece to lie flatter and seems to be a more comfortable fit with a less bulky seam.

Friday, March 16, 2007

China - Part II (Hong Kong)

Bank of China Tower

After spending five exciting days in Beijing, I was back in Hong Kong just in time for the Chinese new year holiday. I enjoyed spending time with a lot of my relatives, it was a very pleasant family reunion.

Hong Kong's cityscape is beautiful and vibrant. Too bad I couldn't get a good shot because of the fog. I feel a little embarrassed posting these...

View of HK's cityscape on top of Victoria Peak

The next day, I took a ride on one of these...

to visit the Big Buddha in Lantau Island.

Tian Tan Buddha

I did make time to go to at least one LYS!

I bought some 4-ply yarn for a pair of socks, a pink chibi, and a pair of circular Addi's.

I almost couldn't believe the cost of the Addi's. It was 30 HKD, that's less than 4.00 USD!!! Four dollars! Not that I needed another pair of 3mm, I just couldn't let myself leave the store without buying one at this price. $4.00??!