Been busy stitchin'

Uhm, hi?

I know, I know, I made promises of updating soon. You see, my hands are literally full with knitting needles and yarn. The uber long blog hiatus brought out the ehem creative side of me and resulted into something that made me so darn proud. Presenting my very first knitted garment.

Confection Baby Shrug

Name: Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner
Made for: Una, fit for 18 months
Where to buy: free knitting pattern online. You have to be a member of Ravelry to access the pattern page.
Needle size: 3.75 mm Addi Circular Knitting Needles 32"
Yarn: Monaco No. 8 6 Ply - Undyed/Natural color

Confection Baby Shrug

Warning: Knitting talk ahead
As a self taught knitter this project presented a lot of obstacles for me. I tend to have problems deciding which cast on method to use. I'm pretty sure it's because of my ignorance and not knowing which works best with certain projects. With that decision made, I was then again faced with another problem: seams. The pattern required seaming the sleeves and newbie knitter + seaming = problems. I hated seaming with crochet projects and still hated it with knitting. Guess, some things never change, huh? Lastly, I need a good eye in picking up stitches. It's kind of easy with crochet since you can easily differentiate each stitch but with knitted projects, ugh!

Despite all of the above mentioned difficulties, I made sure to finish the shrug and so giddy when I was putting it on Una. She wore it to bed without me washing it first. I'm just hoping that it would still look the same after washing. Crossing my fingers on that one.

Anyway, I've been thinking of moving my handmade projects to a different blog since I am starting fresh with these projects again for I have lost my previous works with Typhoon Ondoy. Can't decide yet what to name said future blog, in the meantime allow me to share some of works here.


Gadgets for the mom

Hello there! It's been so long since I last posted here. Nothing new here, just trying to wean Una from breastfeeding. It's a slow process but we're getting there. The reason I've been neglecting this blog for the past month is that I got addicted into reading urban fantasy books. GoodReads is a great site where one can read book reviews from real book lovers. Vampire is the recent theme for my book list. 

Do you have an account there or any other book related website?

Another thing that's keeping this mom busy is my new Nintendo DS Lite. I have to thank DK for that. Imagine my shock when I woke up one morning with the box of DS Lite beside my pillow. Let's just say I am one happy mommah! 

I don't have that much games yet, God forbid, DS games will be my downfall for their prices!

Our recent purchase would be our wireless mouse. It's our 4th mouse, let's hope that this will last longer than the other ones we had. Our first mouse was an A4Tech USB retractable mouse, Una had a lot of fun playing with the pulley of that mouse. Same with the other two that we bought this time in CD-R King, on the cheaper side (only P180 for retractable mouse) but both had short life span. Hopefully with this new one, we will have our money's worth because it is quite expensive for my taste.

 You must agree, it's really cute, yes?