Knit and Crochet in the New Year 2009

First of all, I would like to greet all of you with Happy New Year 2009.

This year I decided to practice my knit again. If it wasn’t because I wanted to learn how to knit, I don’t think I will find my passion in crocheting. The reason I learn to knit again is because each time I see knit wearable patterns I always want to be able to make it. It just I’m not patient enough to deal with drop stitches and when there’s a miscount in pattern, it’s harder to undo the mistake compared to crochet.

Smock Dishcloth with yarn and needleSmock Dishcloth - WS

Anyway, before new year, we moved to the new unit and I need more dishcloths, coasters and hot pad. So, this is a good reason to try to make them (knit or crochet).

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MultiCounter for Knit and Crochet

MultiCounter on Symbian PhoneThe first time I used a counter while crocheting was when I made the vest. Since I don’t have a real counter, I borrowed my husband’s Ipod Touch so I can use the StitchMinder to write my row count.

Today, he made a multicounter application for my mobile phone. If you’re mobile using Symbian operating system (S603rd edition) and want to use this application, you can download the application from his website.

The good news is, it’s a freeware. Feel free to use it 🙂

Update: Java/MIDP/J2ME version is also available.
I requested my husband to make this application so it can be used on most hand held and today he finished the MultiCounter application for J2ME version. This version already tested on Nokia 7610, Nokia 9300, Sonny Ericsson P990i. This version support for device with touch screen, you can easily increase or decrease the number by touching the screen. For other handheld you can use the right and left keys.

You can download this version from his website and this version is a freeware too 🙂

What’s New

Wow, 2 month no updates. Well, I do have some working in progress projects on my crochet, but I’m also busy with work and Thai course. I will write short update here. I have added some new widgets on my sidebar: Flickr banner, Ravelry button and some links about Thai and Thai Languages.

If you are a Raveler, feel free to visit my profile on Ravelry. If you are not a Raveler you can see more pictures of my finished products and my stash on my husband’s flickr.

Firefox Add-ons

I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox browser since I knew Joe. And even there were time when Firefox always made my Windows crashed on start up when it’s conflicts with my anti virus, or when Firefox still cannot display Google Documents I still prefer this browser compared to others. Okay, this post is not about Firefox itself, but how I use this browser related to my hobby.

firefox add-ons

 

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Knit Challenge: Another Eyelet

Another Eyelet
Yesterday Mrs. Thata gave our group a knitting challenge. She sent a pattern without detailed explanation. There is an abbreviation that I didn’t understand. I thought SKP stands for Slip, Knit and then Purl. But I don’t think that kind of stitch fits with the next row pattern. Then I realized it is Slip Knit and Pass. It’s one of knitting “decreases” technique, I have never used this stitch technique before. If you want to see how to do it just visit KnittingHelp site.

I started right away and finished this afternoon. Actually the complete pattern has more repetition rows than my final result. But since my yarn was almost finished, I didn’t repeat the pattern. I’m glad because I learned another eyelet pattern. Thanks a lot mrs. Thata 🙂