Big thanks for the warm reception to JY’s Brambling and husband's stripy scarf from both old bloggy friends and new visitors/commenters alike. I would love to reply individually to you all but time seems to be slipping by so quickly. I am now so far behind in my blogging that I have already another 2 FOs and scores of WIPs to show. And I'm missing blog reading too and keeping in touch with you all. How I wish time could be stretched further.
It is amazing the friendships made via this humble little blog. We've now a group of local friends who gather at least once a month to knit together and our chats very often go beyond just knitterly topics. Recently, I've had a delightful few weeks of meeting with crafty friends visiting from round the world.
Lily Chin was here in Hong Kong and via Emy, she 'found' me. I was completely, pleasantly surprised that the world's fastest crocheter who is also a top knit and crochet designer actually wrote me an email! Lily is so nice and easy to talk with that I quickly forgot that she's a celebrity. We went for breakfast and then had a great time yarn shopping at my favourite yarn store, Cheer Wool in Wan Chai.
Tania of Chocolate a Chuva dropped by Hong Kong too, check out the beautiful photos from her blog and Flickr account. We met also Momo (Candlelight Momo) at the MTR station. Unfortunately, we couldn't meet on a weekend and could only managed lunch and some fabric shopping together in Central. How I wish I could take the afternoon off to go shopping with Tania. I would have done that if I weren't in this new job. And thanks to Tania, my girls have a beautiful new softie while I have some lovely yarn made with milk protein to try. Can't wait.
Those eagle-eyed might spot an FO in the above photo. More to come when I organized my photos.
Busy Needles, Anne, came too. This is the second time we met in Hong Kong. And we went for Singaporean lunch in Central. Look at the lovely RYC book she gave me. So many cool designs in there but I really have to not buy yarn for those and concentrate on stash.
Here are the gifts from Tania and Anne.
And then I enjoyed a wonderful evening with Eva and Marjorie who gave me a belated birthday celebration and we caught up with the latest gossip around town. All these would not have happened without this blog.
Knitting wise, this WIP has already become another FO. No decent photos yet though.
And look at the bunch of WIPs that I recently started. So much fun!