Sunday, February 24, 2008


I am currently using 2 different cameras. One, which I've been using for a few years now - a Sony Cybershot and my new one, a Canon D60. I've been taking most of my current pictures with my new toy. It's great for close ups of my knitting and it writes so quickly that I can take loads of the kids (without them realising!) I suddenly remembered that I have taken pictures with my Sony and I need to download them. So here are a few pics.

First up, this is pic of special dish that we had for Chinese New Year. It's called Yi sang and is made up of raw fish (salmon), grated carrots and daikon, and loads of pickled veggies and a yummy sauce. Everyone gets involved in mixing it all up and eating. Yum!

I also finally finished one of my long term WIPs. This is Flicca, design by Anna Bell. I started this project almost a year ago in March 2007. I finally finished it last week. I don't know why this took so long to finish because it was quite an easy knit, I like the design and it would have come in so useful during the cold winter months!

Pattern notes:
Pattern : Flicca by Anna Bell
Yarn : Rowan Polar in Chocolate Truffle, 8 balls
Needle size : 8mm
Modifications : I used 8mm needles instead of 7mm as recommended in the pattern. I made the smallest size instead of the next size up. I cast on a lot less stitches for the sleeves. Apart from that, I don't really remember! Oops!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai

It's a good thing Chinese New Year is celebrated over 15 days, otherwise this post would have been long overdue. Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Henry Moore at Kew gardens

When my sister was here, we took her to Kew Gardens (one of my favourite places to visit). The weather was cold but bright and really condusive for a nice long walk. After a picnic and a play in Climbers and Creepers (the children's play area), we set off.

I had for gotten that they were showing Henry Moore's sculptures around the Gardens. And by some luck, I'd taken my camera along. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to see all the sculptures, there was much complaining from the children after what must have felt like a marathon for their little legs!!

Anyway, here are some of my pics.

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