Yes, I am still around & so sorry for not blogging for such a long time (almost 3 months). I just can't believe that such a long time had passed but so many things had happened that I have lost track of time.
I was away in Singapore & Phuket during Dec & Jan. Then school started in Feb & it was crazy getting back to routine plus I was working almost every day. The summer here in Perth this year was really hot & humid & by the end of the day, I was just too tired to do anything but I knitted.
I have finished a few projects, so here are 2 of them .....
..... Vixen Shawl, knitted in Kauni. I needed an easy project for the holidays & Vixen was a relaxing knit & the shape is interesting. The only problem with this shawl is the yarn. I will never use Kauni again as it's a very coarse yarn & not nice to knit with. Even after blocking, the yarn is still not soft enough to wear next to the skin. I chose this yarn just for the colors.
While I was in Singapore, my Mum requested for a vest. I found this free pattern which I made a few changes to & knitted it in the round from the bottom up. It was a quick knit as it's all in 1 piece including the bands. I knitted the vest in Bendigo 8ply cotton & it turned out great. My Mum loves the vest & I love it too - if only I have the time to knit one for myself.
There are a few more projects that I have finished & I will share them with you in my next post. I am in the process of finalising the details to a new shawl design. I promise to post more regularly.