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Day 2

I did a lot on the Second Day.  I visited the Central Market, full of local wares and handicrafts and Petaling Market, with knock offs of every name brand you can think of.  I didn’t buy a thing 😉

central market

I went to Batu Caves

Batu Caves

and climbed all 272 steps to the top

Long way to go

Once inside you go through the cave where you come out in this opening, very cool

Batu Caves

The view on the way back out

view from the top

I saw the Petronas Towers

Petronas tower

Went to the top of the Menara Tower

Menara Tower

I also walked all 6 floors of this huge mall and didn’t buy a thing

There are 6 floors in this mall, I walked them all

On the third day I worked in the morning, but in the afternoon I went back to the markets and shopped 😉

souvenirs

and I’ve done some knitting

Cabling

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Mitt EnvyI have an FO! whoot whoot! Surely that means the Return of the Mojo. Yes I meant to capitalize it, I mean it IS mojo people and it’s back, baby. Yes I called you baby I’m running around here like a basketball player who just scored the winning 3 point shot at the buzzer when we were behind by 2 to win by 1. If we were in a locker room I’d smack you on the butt!

Did that work? Cuz I”m not very sporty, but dang I feel good! LOL

May I present Mitty Envy. I picked up this yarn at one of my LYS when I was searching for yarn for the Surf Hoodie (still waiting on the needles). I HAD to have it. So yummy brown and blue. Of course I don’t knit socks but has that ever stopped me from buying yarn before? Hell no!

Mitt Envy

As I was searching Ravelry for something to make with this (I seriously LOVE ravelry) I came across Mitt Envy. whoo these babies are already in my queue because I read Weeza’s blog because she’s awesome. Sweet. It’s like they were made for each other! This pattern is fabulous this yarn is fabulous. Yarn meet pattern, pattern meet yarn.

Mitt Envy

Now that I know I can make mitts and gloves with sock yarn I’m so excited! Guess what everybody is getting for Xmas? These are staying with me cuz I loves them. 😉

Mitt Envy

Oh and I had to include this picture because look. I took a picture of my hands where they don’t look like man hands! They look a nice and lady like go me. and my hands 😉

Stats

  • Pattern: Mitt Envy
  • Cast on: May 7th
  • Weaving in: May 10th
  • Needles: size 1 dpns
  • Yarn: Claudia Handpainted fingering weight
  • Modifications – I added one extra repeat of the pattern after separating the thumbs


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Guys I have lost my knitting and blogging mojo. I don’t know what it is but since I’ve been back from Italy I have almost no desire to knit, blog, read knitting blogs, whatever. I feel bad about this. I’ve rounded up my WiPs to blog about them in an effort to get my mojo back.

But first! The contest! Contestant names were printed on strips of paper and put in a bowl. The knitting winners was Shannon & the non knitting winner was Jenster. Send me an email with your Snail mail addy and I’ll send off prizes soon. I think I’m gonna go to an out of town yarn shop to get prizes. Jenster – you too, for some reason Idon’t have your address.

Juno ReginaOn to the knitting! Ok seriously remember my yarn diet? uh yeah, I’m ashamed to say I’m not doing well. Granted I’ve curbed the impulse more often than not but there has been some yarn buying! I can’t help it! I seriously need someone to follow me around and kick me in the shins when I want to buy yarn.

On to the WiPs!

Juno Regina went to Italy with me and I knit on it quite a bit, but my focus was on Tuscany so I didn’t finish it. I’m getting close to the end though. Just need to actually work on it! 🙂 It’s beautiful and I know I’ll wear it a lot once it’s complete. The Lorna’s Laces is yummy! I can’t help but remember it arrived while I was staying in a hotel due to The Ice Storm From Hell and how happy it made me!

This is some secret knitting, it’s a gift.

Upside Down Daisy Hat

Melon Pattern Shawl

The Melon Pattern Scarf from Victorian Lace today. Remember it? From waaaaay back when. I love this yarn and the pattern and them together. So why haven’t I been working on it? I have no freaking idea. But I have picked it back up again. Originally I wasn’t going to add the border, but now I think I will, I have enough yarn and I’ve gained confidence in my lace knitting skills. So I’m changing the name from Melon Pattern Scarf to Melon Pattern Shawl. Hopefully it will be big enough to be called a shawl!

Recycled Silk Scarf

This isn’t really even a WiP, I picked up some recycled silk, did a simple knit-every-row-on-too-big-needles scarf and just need to weave in the ends.

Er, yes I bought it recently, yes I know I’m on a yarn diet. It was a sale and it’s black it will go with everything! Ok fine, you’re right I shouldn’t have bought the yarn.

Mitt Envy

Ah these, Mitty Envy from Weezalana. I bought this yarn because I loved the color and had no idea what to do with it, not being a sock knitter you know. Browsing my queue I came across Weeza’s pattern. Perfect they were made for each other. The pattern is great, but apparently I’m not. I’ve already frogged once and have to do so again because I can not read. I am a moron. I should be done with both mitts at this point. Maybe I deserve to have my mojo missing.

Mandarin petitNot a WiP but soon to be, this yarn will be the Apres Surf Hoodie from the new issues of Interweave Knits. I’m just waiting on the needles to get here.

I hope everyone else’s mojo is just fine. I’m off to try to get caught up on my blog reading!

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