Dec 17

Flowers Doily
A few days ago I bought this pattern from Mrs. Thata Pang. I never made any doily before so this is my first crocheted doily. When I almost finished, I noticed that my doily only have 7 flowers instead of 8 like in the picture in Thata’s site . It seems I don’t read the pattern carefully.

Anyway, I used the cotton white yarn for the doily and acrylic pink yarn for the flowers. I bought the yarn separately so the size of the yarn is not the same.The white yarn is bigger than the pink one, and it makes me have to modify the pattern for the flower a little bit. I must admit that my work is far from perfect. I cannot find the pink yarn with the same brand as the white one but I cannot wait for the yarn from Indonesia, so I just did it with the different size of yarns.

Well, at least I know how to crochet a flower. I think the flower itself can be used as accessories for other projects.

Dec 10

I want to learn knitting since years ago, and finally I can learn it from my Thai classmate in AUA Khun Scottie. Even she is not around Chiang Mai anymore, I still continue doing the knitting as my new hobby. This is my second knitted scarf, I made this using 1,5 balls of Vincent Spongy yarn (100% Polyester, 75 m, 50 g) which I bought from PINN Shop.
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Dec 02

On the 7th day, we started to learn a little bit about past and future tense. We learned to ask about something that happened yesterday, something that happens today and something that will happen tomorrow by adding the adverbs of time in the sentences.

  • mûawansuun : the day before yesterday
  • mûawanníi : yesterday
  • mûakhuuníi : last night
  • wanníi : today
  • khuunníi : tonight
  • (wan)phrûŋníi : tomorrow
  • khuunphrûŋníi : tomorrow night
  • (wan)maruunníi : day after tomorrow

basically “wan” means day and khuun means night. To say something about the future we don’t have to use “wan”.

We can add the adverb of time to the sentences pattern we learned on previous day. For example, on 6th day, we learned this sentences :
Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where do you like to drink coffee?)
And if we add the adverb of time in the beginning of the sentences, we can have these examples :

  • Wanníi Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where do you like to drink coffee today?)
  • Phrûŋníi Khun cà dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where will you drink coffee tomorrow?)
  • Mûawanníi khun dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where did you drink coffee yesterday?)

Usually, to say something that will happen in the future, we have to add ca that literally means will. We have to understand that Thai language grammar is not the same with English Grammar. Actually, Thai language has less grammar rule compared to English, and not every English grammar can be mapped to Thai Language Grammar (and vice versa).

This is the grammar pattern for the adverb of time :

  1. The activity is happen now : Wanníi + S + Verb + Object
  2. The activity will happen in the future : Phrûŋníi + S + cà + Verb + Object
  3. The activity happened in the past : Mûawanníi + S + Verb + Object

To make a sentence question, just add the adverb of time in the beginning of the sentences.

New words we learned on day 7 :

  • khàyciaw : scramble egg
  • khaydaaw : sunny side egg
  • khâawphat: fried rice
  • khanŏmpang : bread
  • kàp : with
  • lɛ́ : and
  • tɛ̀ɛ : or

Anyway, I admit, I became less consistent to write my day by day class. I will try to finish what I already started. Just be patient, ok!