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as mentioned in my previous post, ย i am dedicating April and early May for my (in shaa Allah) final paper for my FLMI designation under LOMA. like usual, LOMA is all fun when it is very near to the exam date, and for my case, on 13th May. this week i took two days off and spent 2 days an half locked away in libraries. yeah, i spent half a day at my local library, only to be frustrated that it took me so long to find parking space, the library was very warm and their internet server was down. i drove up to KL on Friday morning, spent full 7 hours studying, slept over at Aisyah’s new place and spent Saturday at the same library.

i went back home late on Saturday’s evening and rest, crochet, gardening the whole Sunday. all in all, i’d say its a very productive week so far.

as for my MBC, i am proud to say that i am up-to-date, spent a couple of hours at Aisyah’s crocheting while talking/gossiping/watching a movie with her.

IMG_20160414_230507_wmi also got my self some new yarns (yeay).

more excitingly, i saw a post byย Knit Picksย on Owl Granny Square a few days back

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i think these are just so cute! i googled Repeat Crafter Me’s website and yeay, she have entries on the tutorials.

what do you think happened? haha.. this happened…

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ta-daaa… miscalculation on my part, the owl is not properly aligned with the square. i of course cant find my “normal”button stash. so i just sewn these buttons instead.

i showed the owl to Aisyah and told her about the miscalculation, she said “this is what we called as creativity”. well, ill take that as a good thing then ๐Ÿ™‚

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the owl and April’s squares, i used the new colours already ๐Ÿ™‚

right. going back to work tomorrow, and more study sessions next week.

ill write when i can, in shaa Allah.

wow March came and gone!

how are you guys? long time no see. i know its been a while i didnt update my blog. i blame it on the hot weather (haha) and like usual, the stress and all those activities at work.

but worry not, i am always with yarn and needle whenever i am free, wherever i am.

i took some yarns with me during my last trip to Sumatera too.. and yeap, i finished all my 31 squares for March. wanna see?

i started my pieces for April too, just two, today’s square is still on its way ๐Ÿ™‚

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so i am up to date, Alhamdulillah.

now i guess i could talk a little bit about Medan. as the trip was my fourth orย fifth trip so far, i know i will not be able to say a lot of nice things about it. for me, Medan is the city of traffic, motorbikes and dust.

but amidst all those, i still love the warmth of the people. during the first day we were there, we took a walk early in the morning to buy some “lontong”for breakfast and everyone from each house that we passed will call and ask us to come have tea. of course we politely declined, but thats what happened for the rest of the days we were there.

teh manis (sweetened black tea) is their favorite drink and i just love to see how simple their lives are in the village. ย how they all will wake up for fajr and didnt go back to bed, even small kids! i was a little ashamed when an aunt told me how her son is very lazy, saying he will only wakes up at 9am. gosh, i held my tongue from revealing what time i will wake up during my “lazy day”. hahaha

anyway, here are some photos i managed to snap. it was very warm, i was on vacation, so i was not very much in the mood of playing camera lady ๐Ÿ™‚

right on. its very warm outside. lets cool down and continue to crochet. no little side projects on April. its the month to go study for my last paper for LOMA.

wish me luck!!

It was a better February this year. From my past experiences, my February was always a sad one. So Alhamdulillah for the better month.

So whats up with everyone?

Its very quiet here these days. I done my February stash and they are now safely stored in a box together with January stash.

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And what else i have been doing, apart from daily square for March?

Well… I saw these when browsing the internet last week.

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And so when i went to Spotlight (again) last saturday, i puchased some very while acrylic yarn (they are on sale, a 200gm ball for rm9.99). Its pretty simple to crochet really, i just followed the video tutorial on youtube and here is my  first bear

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Hehehe…i didnt get to buy the correct eyes for it. But i had let Yasmin to take it home with her. Will crochet some more soon.

So anyhow, i am typing this while in the car, my younger bro driving mom and i to airport. Leaving for a short trip to Sumatera. Will blog only when i have wifi, inshaa Allah or when im back home next weekend.

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Hence bye February….bye KL, for now.

Have a great weekend!

Its 22nd Feb and i am typing this while listening to speeches at Pullman Hotel. We are having Chinese New Year celebration during the last day of the festival and my SOCOM team is the backbone.

So i was very busy last week, leaving office late due to the meetings for our event.

Anyhow, i had two days off last weekend to recharge and to look at what i have for my MBC.

Still remember the Maybelle flowers? I made four of them, crochet their squares and toy around with what to do with them.

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And i also thought of making a small bag with these four flowers but i decided not to as i dont need more bags (as if).

As to not to run away from my project, finally i made a decision to try to size the flowers so they could go along with my blanket.

So i crochet the border and here is how ill position the squares roughly

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Hope it will turn out okay once completed.

So thats my update so far. I already have 21 squares as at yesterday for feb (pheww i’m up to date albeit the crazy week).

Right, one picture of the small garden. My pot of plumed cockscomb bloomed (yeay). Here’s a picture ๐Ÿ™‚

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See you all next update. Stay healthy!

yeap. i am all about maybelle this week. i came across this lovely blogย and saw the Maybelle flower she crochet and fell in love. i bookmarked the page and on Tuesday visited it again and picked up my crochet needle, learnt to crochet one flower.

it felt good to know that finally i am “smart”enough to learn a pattern from a written instruction. whole these while i am a youtube learner ๐Ÿ™‚

so this flower is just so pretty that i think i should use more colours. hence after work on Wednesday, i drove to Ampang Point and went to Spotlight. guess what, i was in luck. the yarns are back on sale! not 50% off like last time, but there was RM4 off each skein. wowiee shopping spree (haha)

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some ย new colours yeay!

i was so excited that once i arrived home, i made two more Maybelle flowers that night.

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today i learnt how to make the squares too. well, the size is a little bigger than my old granny square and so i think ill do this as another project. maybe a teapot cosy or cushion cover ๐Ÿ™‚

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all in all, another week of great adventure with the yarns. next week will be back to normal as Chinese New Year week ended. stressing me to think about Monday morning’s traffic (oh my).

oh, before i forgot, here is the week’s squares. i used my new yarns already ๐Ÿ™‚

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and look who came out to model the Maybelles…

stay tuned everyone!

i think i need to put in another rule for my MBC. that is, if its a month end closing week, i can have a lapse in updating the blog. having said that, it was indeed a busy week during the end of Jan. sorry for not updating my progress, and thank you for reminders!

anyhow i was also not feeling well last week, my eczema was bad, but alhamdulillah i went to see my doctor last Monday, gave me a jab and some pills and i am doing better now.

so here is the update so far. January ended and i have 31 squares wrapped in a bag and stored away.

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and i opened February with a change. i now use 2 colors only for a while. i like them all the same.

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the 6 squares of February

so there we have it, the progress of the MBC ๐Ÿ™‚

what else have i done these two weeks? well, i learnt to crochet some coasters. the blue one was my training coaster and the green one is the second try product. gave both of them to a colleague as a birthday gift (handmade gifts are awesome).

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and today i had sometime to look at the my small garden. loving this japanese roses i planted a few months ago in a cracked tea pot given by Noorul.

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new centre piece for the dining table

right. its a long weekend due to chinese new year on Monday. will travel to Ipoh one of the days and the rest of the weekend will be for books and nap catch up sessions.

have a great one all!

i was out with my sisters and their babies last Sunday and hence unable to post an update. and as usual, first day of work means a flat me.

so here is an update for the 24th Jan 2016, on 26th Jan!

i done all my dues for that week and it was a green week themed.

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the green yarn was really comforting!

not just that, i also managed to crochet another pot cozy, using some hemp twine leftover.

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i will ุฅูู† ุดูŽุงุกูŽ ุงูŽู„ู„ู‘ูฐู‡ ย plant some more of the Japanese Roses and a lucky friend will receive this soon. i planted mine and it is now my table deco ๐Ÿ™‚

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yeah, its a green week indeed.

stay tuned folks!

and its the MBC update day!

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nah… i am now in a “too long an afternoon nap”syndrome. its a mistake to lay down at 4 pm.

before i fell asleep tho, i managed to learn to make one solid granny square, guided by, again by YouTube tutorial. Here it is:

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yeah, did not look as good as the sunburstย that i learnt last week. But it will look neat if they are joined. Here is a picture of an pillow cover made using this pattern from google image

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anyhow, i am up to date with my mood blanket, done the 17 squares as today is 17 of Jan.

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long way to go!

p/s: so what have you been working on this weekend?

 

 

Hello there!

As promised, here is the first progress report. this simply means i have done catching up for the first 10 days of 2016.

i made 10 pcs of the squares, really very random colours and like them all!

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the essentials. the small crochet bowl is for yarn tails ๐Ÿ™‚

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the first 10 squares

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up closeย 

i also learnt that one skein of wool (50gms) can only make 10 squares. more shopping to come, then.

right. back to sunday house chores and lets see if i am in a better mood to do one more (i am pretty sure i will crochet more today). i might also learn a few more patterns…maybe the solid square or even sunburst.

p/s: thank you so much for all friends who encouraged this journey. sms, whatsapp, twitter messages encouragements are so welcomed! now i have a friend who will also be challenging herself to finish a few projects this year (weeehoo!). and thank you too my best buddy who is now offered to be my fellow yarn shopper (so blessed).

the journey

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