'Five moon five day' is actually the silly way my husband likes to refer to the Tuen Ng Festival or commonly known as the Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, which was yesterday. Ji Yuan, our elder one, went with my sister-in-law to watch the dragon boat race at the nearby Shing Mun River. And I went out for a 'business' meeting of my own.
Sometimes one thing leads to another. My friend, who works for a yarn distributor in Hong Kong, has the same wish as I, that is, to own or work in a yarn store one of these days, more for the passion than for the dough. We both have full time jobs but the notion came to us that we could contemplate starting something online. So we met up yesterday to look at some yarn samples for the coming fall/winter season and tried to work out the possibilities. Ideas raced through my mind yesterday and I felt thrilled and energized. Then I saw Margene's invigorating post which made me less afraid of Being Dumb. Maybe it's time to seriously think of putting our thoughts into action.
So what did I work on after the cosmetic purse? I knitted on with Chung Yi's little pink dress and I crochet some more motifs to make the crochet top. Each motif should be an 8cm square. I usually work tight, be it knitting or crocheting, so I deliberately loosened my tension and the first two squares measured 8.5 cm. Each round is made up of 10 squares and my width should come up 2.5 cm wider than that specified which is tolerable given that the finished width is only 40 cm. So I carried on in that gauge and finished up 10 squares and joined them together in a round. Flat, the round measured exactly as I'd expected but there's a bit of a stretch that's just disturbing so I tried in on. Look, humongous.
I just wonder where the stretch came from? All to be ripped. I changed the hook from 4mm to 3mm and made some more squares. Top row are the new ones. I hope it works this time or else I'd be left with short strips of yarn, difficult to be recycled.