Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Been back for a week and still feel like I just got back yesterday. I wish I could blame it on jetlag, but really, Singapore is only 3 hours behind Sydney. So I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the weather. It feels like I brought winter back with me. i don't know where it came from, thugh, since Singapore does not have a wintr. The weather has turnd cold all of a sudden, and instead of hot and dry, it's now wet and cold!

It's funny how much I miss my colleagues who were in the pre-sales suite with me i Singapore. (The pre-sales suite was a part of the pre-sales symposium held by my company in Singapore, and the aim of it was to introduce our internal tools to the pre-sales folks) Who would have thought that being stuck together in one room for 6 days wold draw us so close. They were seriously some of the loveliest people I have met - such positive attitudes!

I did manage to get away for the weekend. I went home to Malaysia for the weekend and guess what! The jewellery fair was held at the Mandarin Oriental that weekend. Let's just say I went a little nuts buying up little cheapy stuff. I bought 4 pairs of loose pearls (3 pairs of freshwater ones and one pair of dark grey South Sea ones) which I will turn into earrings. I also bought two pairs of diamond loop earrings, two pairs of pearl earrngs (yes, I am into pearls at the moment) and some pearl pendants and earrngs for presents. Oh, and lets not forget my silver bracelets - two of them. I also bought what I described to my mother as "a garden for my fingers". They are a flower ring (made of crystal and mother of pearl pieces) and a butterfly ring made of mother of pearl pieces. Hmm... I just realised that I didn't buy anything for my next. Oh well.. next time.

Ok, enough about my jewellery purchases.. soon it will sound as if I have a bigger jewellery stash than yarn stash! We simply can't have that, now, can we?

On the knitting front, what have I done?

I got tired of crocheting squares for the second Nouveau shawl, so I turned it into a scarf. I'll have to take pictures and show you. It's lovely! I am glad that I decided to stop when I did. I now have a shawl AND a scarf. YAY!

Did I mention my feather and fan scarf? Well, it's done, and I really think I will not wear it. Not my colours at all. I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I'll probably try to sell it.

I started a new project on the weekend. I decided to make a jumper with ribbed sleeves from 1000 sweaters. I thought I'd use the yarn I bought from an Ebay vendor last year. Well, guess what.. I don't have enough. I started with the sleeves. I definitely have enough for the sleeves and then some. So the plan now is to have the brown/black sleeves and a black body. I may use the brown/black yarn for the collar. I hope it doesnt look too bad. I've posted on Knitters Review to see whether any of teh other members have any extra balls of this yarn so that I can complete the jumper in it. I'm not holding my breath though. I guess I still have time to track down some of this yarn. I am just about to finish the first sleeve. I still ave another to go. Maybe in that time someone will contact me to say they will sell me their extra balls of yarn.

And I was so proud of myself too.. not having bought yarn since the begining of Feb. Maybe I shuld just come to terms with not having any of this yarn left. Maybe I should just knit the body in black. maybe...

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