Thursday, October 4, 2018

Show Me Your Point Turners

Hey guys,

You know my biggest problem with point turners? I lose them. Well, they're not lost. They're somewhere in my messy sewing area. So frequently, when I need my point turner, I've had to resort to using whatever I have on hand - knitting needle, chopstitck, pencil, finger - you name it, I've used it.

I think the reason I wasn't so careful with my point turners was I never found any of them that good.

This is a store bought point turner. It costs under SGD5. It's okaaay. It even has a U-shape thingy for sewing over hump. But we don't need that because we can make our own hump helper, right?

The bone folder is more useful for making creases. The tweezer is surprisingly good for points but sometimes it's too good and makes a hole. Anyway, I use the tweezer like a third hand when I'm sewing at the sewing machine. You know when you want to place your finger very close to the needle but you're afraid the needle will go through your finger? That's when my tweezer becomes my third hand.

Early this year I was at Art Friend and I saw this pottery tool and I thought it would make a fantastic point turner. I was so right! The point was a bit too sharp so I used sand paper to round it and now it's perfect!

This is interfaced thick cotton canvas and I could get a not too bad point.

The best part? This pottery tool costs one Singapore dollar. I'm guarding it with my life now.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What September Made

Dear friends,

Is it October already? I couldn't tell because the scorching heat in September is exactly the same in October. We are being fried alive in Singapore. Send cool breeze.

I didn't plan it this way but September turned out to be a knitting month.

I completed my first lace scarf.

 I started work on another lace scarf. This one is hard and will take ages. I knit it very loosely.

I started on a lace shawl. I regret the choice of yarn and am wondering if I should continue. I've since switched needles because this one keeps annoying me. I have no idea if I can handle this shawl. It's something new to me. I haven't even reached the difficult part yet.

I'm most pleased with my little knitted hats because I got better at dpn.

I was supposed to publish a new bag pattern but I developed editing fatigue.

I got my blood test results (from a free health check) and everything's fine except for high cholesterol. I've had high cholesterol for decades so it's nothing new. It's still not high enough to require medication so I can still fix it. Doctor says to eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise more.

I've been exercising more. I rejoined the free exercise group where I live and have been regularly going for my weekly exercise. I've also started jogging again and I'm back to doing daily pilates at home. The last two weeks, I stopped going swimming to give my skin and hair a break from the chlorine water. But swimming resumes this week. Diet wise, I'm still finding my way.

I'll be knitting less in October. Need to give my arms a break. I'll work on my bag patterns once my I recover from editing fatigue. I'll sew more - I have some ideas. Anyway, see you in October.
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