Apr 17

Neck Warmer
My cousin asked me to make a shawl, but I refused and offer her neck warmer instead. I showed her this pattern and she agree to have neck warmer instead of a shawl. Honestly, I’m not sure I can finished another shawl since I’m not in the mood to do the repetition over and over for a (quite) long shawl. Another reason is, lately I realized I’m more into crochetting than knitting. The pattern looks so tempting and I just want to give it a try. The style make the user look fresh and not look like having a cold :P.

For me, crochet is a lot easier than knitting, and when I count some stitch wrong, I can ripped it off easily and continue to follow the pattern again. With knitting, it took me hours to repair 1 wrong count in previous row. Well maybe because I just begin learning how to knit a while ago, or maybe I’m just not so good in knitting.

Anyway, I made this neck warmer using some local yarn that I found here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The yarn is acrylic 100%. Since she requested not to use too much colors, I just use 2 colors instead of 3 colors like suggested in the pattern. I hope this can make her feel warm enough.

Apr 04

Baby dress
This is the first baby dress that I made. I made it with local yarn that I found here in Chiang Mai. I will give this to my niece who is about 4 months old.

For the hat pattern, After using basic increase pattern for making hat, I just use shell stitch instead of double crochet. I had the problem to decide when to start the shell stitch. I don’t know how big is my niece head right now. I hope this hat will fit on her, not too big and not too small.

Another problem is to choose the suitable pattern for the dress. Some cute dress pattern is too difficult for me (at least I thought it’s not easy), some pattern is doesn’t have the right size. Most of the cute free pattern available is for newborn baby. I don’t know how to modify the size of the pattern yet. I changed my mind 3 times before I finally choose to modify a pattern from Cassie’s Creation. I modified the skirt area using shell stitch so it match with the hat.

Actually, this baby dress is not completely finished, I plan to add some accessories to make it more cute.