Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
- Any regular pants that used to fit you, except now they're tight on the waist. To try it out you can use old pants you don't really like or pants from thrift store etc.
- 2inch wide elastic
- a rectangular piece of stretchy fabric about 5 inch wide x 17inch long (this was what i used. the length would depend on your pants size). you can use scrap from an old t-shirt maybe.
Here's what we're aiming to do. When worn, the stretchy rectangular tab on the front will rest just under your belly. I personally find it very comfortable.
Next just fold your piece of stretchy fabric once, lengthwise and place your elastic inside the fold.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Also the first time Adam went to Eid prayers. We all went to Central Mosque, they have 5 imams at different timings, we went for the one at 9am. Daddy said Adam was really well-behaved during prayers. Then he had a short nap during the khutbah. Khutbah was in both Arabic and English. It was also my first time praying Eid in mosque...normally in Malaysia I stayed at home.. and in Sheffield I prayed with the girls only at one of the houses, not at the mosque..After prayers we went to Regents Park near the mosque for photos..here we are..Eid in Autumn..
(jgn terkejut pakai baju raya tahun lepas...hehe..takpelah org London tak penah tgk kan..baju Adam dah singkat, so proving that he did grow afterall..hehe..songkok dia pulak dah tak muat terus...)
Adam dah sebulan tak pegi park during Ramadhan..so dia gian sgt nak main ngan birds and ducks..susah nak amik gamba dia...pak ngah dia yg layan dia main birds..
In the morning we had breakfast of rendang ayam with nasi impit and serunding..simple je masak sbb we were already invited to few houses..then later we went to visit friends' houses...
Lps guests semua dah dtg and mkn2...kitorg kuar beraya lagi...sampailah mlm lagi..
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here's a couple photos of the knitting project I was doing for Baby. I finished it thursday before Eid. What do you think?
I'm really happy with the result. But quite sad that the project is over...i think the knitting process is the best part...oh wait, the best part would be when i get to see Baby in it! I quickly got more yarn before Eid to start another knitting project...this time for Adam! Its a much more complicated pattern so i think it'll take more than 4 days like the shrug but i can quickly make Adam wear it as soon as im finished...hehe...
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Semoga hari raya kita semua diberkati...insyaAllah...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Unfortunately for me I'm still very much a newbie in knitting so i don't really know what yarn to get, which needles..so i just browsed around, marvelling at the beautiful colours..I saw people knitting from the thinnest yarns making spiderwebs of lovely lace, to the hugest yarns with needles as big as logs (seriously, two three people had to help lifting and knitting up with the big needles)
I already made a start on one of the projects in the book, something for Baby..i'm really excited! The big miracle is that Adam LETS ME KNIT! i say it's a miracle because normally he won't let me do anything - no cleaning, no sewing, no checking out the laptop, even no reading - when he's awake. He wants my full attention..I only get to do my own things when he's asleep. But suddenly, with knitting, i have his blessing! hehehe...he's kind of scared of the pointy needles actually..hehe..so he doesn't try to get too close or to rip off the yarns..so i get to knit while at the same time i can watch and talk to Adam..oh, heaven....Thank you Adam!!!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Taraaa! hehe...i'm quite thrilled that I managed to finish it. It's basically just 2 rectangles of the same stitches over and over...but it was really good practice. I've learned a few more things while making it and now i feel more comfortable holding the needles and that makes knitting quicker..
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I got this shirt from Mamas and Papas (awesome store!) and it's the most comfortable shirt ever. The lower front is actually 2 overlapping layer that drapes well over the pregnant belly and leaves a lot of room to grow into.
I found some cheap cotton knit material (t-shirt fabric) from the market at 1 pound per meter. So i bought 2 meters and drafted the pattern from the above shirt. I changed a few things..position the sash a bit higher, make long sleeves instead of short...
Friday, September 4, 2009
I was rather nervous about meeting these new people..but i didn't need to be. They were very nice people..the meet up was kinda like a casual gathering..everybody brought their own project and shared with everybody else..
There were 2 other people who are complete beginners like me, one of them a man. We've been told earlier the suggested needles and yarn to bring. One of the ladies, Trisha, taught me how to start casting and doing the knit stitch. So we started knitting while conversations and coffee flow around the table. Another lady, Betty, who i was told is the expert in the group taught me more about knitting and how to proceed next..
I really enjoyed myself. considering the fact that to enter a knitting class would've costed me 100+ pounds...this was great bargain! not only did i learn knitting for free..i get to meet these great people too..they hold these meetings every 2 weeks...
ok i only ended up with a small section of knitting done..hehe...but knitting is meant to be slow and relaxing...yes...i felt very calm just knitting away slowly....hopefully i'll get to learn more..
p/s: by the time i got home (around 9 pm) Adam hardly realised i was missing! haha...Daddy said he was very well behaved...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
another bag i sew..this time it's a much bigger one. Big enough to fit A4 documents.
i'm really enjoying sewing again..i'm just using the fabrics i already have on hand..scraps or fabric i bought but never used..