Argh ... I had a terrible bout of stomach flu and fever on Friday. I don't why but I seem to get sick easily. Probably I'm not getting enough rest or maybe because I ate too much durian recently. Wai Lung's entire family was here yesterday to celebrate his birthday which is actually on the 18th. His elder sister's family is going to Singapore for holiday next week so we are celebrating in advance. Actually birthday celebrations nowadays are mainly 'cake and candles' events for all the children to sing at the top of their voices and fight to see who get to blow the candles first.
Ji Yuan and her daddy went to the Moscow Circus yesterday afternoon and had a great time. I gave it a miss as I prefer some quiet time at home before the family arrive.
I finished up the 39th square in Optical Illusion pattern and it is now blocking. The pattern was not as easy as it seemed. It has a 30-odd row repeat and I had to follow the chart all the way. The size of my square is too small to capture the pattern well.
I'm going to take a short break from my own sampler to work on the Secret Project. I've already in mind what to knit and am getting excited about it. It'll be in the Gingerbread Castle pattern from one of the Walker treasuries, and will probably be in cream or yellow. Part two of the Secret Project will likely be in Little Hobbyhorse from book 3.
Meanwhile, the Thinking Dress is cruising along nicely. The front is done and the back is almost there. I'll try to finish it for Ji Yuan to wear to school next week after Easter break. What a big difference when you are enjoying the yarn. The ASC is a real joy to knit compared to the cotton chenille.
Today's weather is warm and sunny, perfect for an outing to the beach. We'll go to Sai Kung to catch the breeze.