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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).

I didnt remember how it happened, but last weekend I found myself ogling pictures of knitted and crochet blankets.

now you must know by now that i am a little bit here and there in hobby front. and please know that i started to play with yarn and crochet needles since i was 13. i only learnt to knit in 2010, when i was in my short visit to my friend’s place in dxb.

so anyhow, i have always wanted to knit or crochet myself a nice blanket. so the last weekend stumbled upon the images kinda ignite my so called desire (haha).

last few days i went to Spotlight after work and guess what… they are having yarn sale for 50% off. so what do you think happened?

IMG-20160105-WA0016_wmย  yeah… this happened.

and i began my Granny Squares blanket journey that very night.

IMG_20160105_234711_wmย my first granny square with 4 colours.

its ุฅู† ุดุงุก ุงู„ู„ู‡ will be a cream bordered blanket. now i am going to do this as my “mood blanket” project. it means:

  1. i will crochet a square each day, selecting 3 color combinations according to my mood that particular day.
  2. if i skipped a day, i will have to make it up the next day. by 31st December 2016, I should have 366 squares and will use up the 1st Jan 2017 public holiday to join them.
  3. to hold myself accountable for this project and keep me motivated, i am going to post my progress every weekend.

since i did not start on 1st Jan, i have some catching up to do, so i will show the first result soon as i catches up.

hopefully ill get to show you the finished project, something like this one:

Eerste-deken1ย (picture from Google Image).

ogle first ๐Ÿ™‚

 

the journey

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