Love them anyway / Eyelet mesh spring top Pt3

My wellness

I love spending time with people and get along well with most people around me, however, we are all human. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered sometimes including me.

So time to time, I have to remind myself some phrases from the paradoxical commandments which was written by Dr. Kent M. Keith in 1968, and today was one of those days, so here it goes…

“ People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

                                                  Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

                                                                    Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

                                               Succeed anyway.”

Do you have any quotes that’s motivate you to keep moving forwards?

 

My knitting project

I am knitting my spring top and creating the pattern as I knit.

I have just started to incorporate Eyelet mesh stitches at the round 20. It’s requires a bit more concentration as I must increase 8 stitches at every other round and keeping this pattern at the same time.

spring top pt3

It’s a challenge and I like it!

 

What kind of creative projects are you working on?

Any positive suggestions, comments are always welcome and appreciated.

— Love, Ellie —  xx

 

 

 

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Spring top raglan increase Pt2 / my lung health

My wellness

During winter time, I use to stay indoor often either knitting or working on my never ending paper work then one day I realized that my breathing was quite shallow, it’s probably due to sitting down longer period of time every day as a result the intercostal muscles were getting weaker.

So, I’ve got back on my daily brisk walking routine in the month of April and added this simple strengthening exercise.

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  1. )  I lift one arm and lean over to the opposite side creating spaces between each ribs
  2. ) Breathe deeply in to the ribcage to expand the ribs, and exhale

I have been repeating about 5 to 8times a set, and then work on the other side of the ribs.  This simple exercise has been helping my lungs to function better, improved breathing and increased stamina.

Do you have any exercise routine in order to maintain / improve your health?

 

My knitting project

I am working on the raglan increase of my Eyelet mesh spring top, using knit front and back (KFB) method.  It gives nice decorative border design, most of my friends thinks that they are the shoulder seams but that’s not it as I am knitting in one piece.

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Any positive suggestions, comments are always welcome and appreciated.

What kind of creative projects are you working on?

I would love to improve some skills together with you.

Love, Ellie xx

 

joining the chest parts / for my bone density

My wellness

I have been spending more time sitting down and knitting these days.

I must continue to set some time aside 4 – 5 days a week of 30 minutes of brisk walking plus 10 minutes of muscle training together with stretching exercises.

I am brisk walking in order to work on my heart muscles mainly and to increase blood flow.

Also, to increase my bone density, walking is a weight-bearing exercise, the pull of a muscle against a bone will stress the bone and stimulates the tissue growth and renewal.

I am 53 years old, determine to stay healthy and active!

 

My knitting projects

I am creating my own customized pattern as I knit this v neck pullover from top down.

v neck chest

 

I have joined the chest parts, and knitted in 2 x 1 ribs few more rounds and tried on.

I am happy with this outcome so far, and will continue to increase at the shoulder areas, knit 6cm more before joining the armpit.

 

Any positive suggestions, comments are always welcome and appreciated.

What kind of creative projects are you working on?

I would love to improve knitting and crocheting skills together with you.

— Love, Ellie —  xx

 

 

My eyelet mesh spring top pt1 – casting on

I was about to go out for my brisk walking, then started to rain….

So I am spending a few minutes to update my blog.

My husband and I went to Carrefour yesterday and purchased few months worth of household essentials, canned foods, pasta, rice etc…

This way, it will save our day to day time in next few months.

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And we had light lunch at the café bar in Carrefour, how convenient is that.

 

My knitting project

I am thinking to knit a simple spring top using eyelet mesh stitches. I want the back of my neck part to be about 18cm long, and the each shoulder parts width to be about 14cm.

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So I have casted on 72 stitches in total, 28 stitches at the back of my neck, and 21 stitches each for my shoulder width, and 1 stitch each to start the front part.

I am going to create my own custom-made pattern as I knit, it’s an exciting process.

Eyelet mesh stitch in the round

 

Any positive suggestions, comments are always welcome and appreciated.

What kind of creative projects are you working on?

I would love to improve knitting and crocheting skills together with you.

— Love, Ellie —  xx

 

 

Eyelet mesh stitch in the round

My wellness

I have just changed my workout time to fit in to the morning schedule when I have no fitness classes.

I have done brisk walking and some stretches this morning so now I am ready to start my day as I feel so much better every after the workout.

 

My knitting project

It took me awhile to figure out this Eyelet cross mesh stitch to knit in the round,

it is coming out beautifully now.

eyelet mesh stitch

 

Cast on multiple of 4 stitches

Round 1:  * K2tog, yo2, skpo (sl1,k1,psso)*

Round 2: * k1, p1, k2*

Round 3 : * Yo, skpo, k2tog, yo*

Round 4 :* k3,P1*

Repeat R1-R4

Any positive suggestions, comments are always welcome and appreciated.

What kind of creative projects are you working on?
I would love to improve knitting and crocheting skills together with you.

— Love, Ellie — xx

 

Neater 2 x 1 rib stitches

I am working on several knitting and crocheting projects at the same time according to how I feel so each one’s progress is quiet slow and I like it this way.

One of my recent knit is v neck pullover top down in one piece creating the pattern as I knit.

I am using ‘two by one rib stitch’.

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I am going to join the chest part soon and adjust the number of stitches so that it will be  exactly a multiple of 3 stitches.

It’s a bit tricky as I have to increase 2 stitches at each seam parts every other row and keeping the pattern at the same time.

Neater 2 x 1 rib stitches : multiple of 3 stitches

Row 1 (RS) : * Knit 2, purl 1 through the back loop *

Row 2 (WS) : * Knit 1 through the back loop, purl 2 *  

repeat row 1 and 2

I’m using the back loop method for this knit to come out neater.

Any positive comments, suggestions are always welcome and appreciated.

What kind of creative projects are you working on?

I would love to improve knitting and crocheting skills together with you.

— Love, Ellie —  xx

Roasted mushroom with broccoli

My youngest daughter is visiting us for about a week.

She’s going back to England tomorrow. I want my children (youngest one is 22) to eat plenty of vegetable at all time so I have cooked roasted mushrooms with some broccolis for lunch today, together with salmon cooked with garlic.

  • Cut some mushrooms in halves, place them in the oven tray
  • Chop up some garlic and sprinkle over the mushrooms, sprinkle some salt, black pepper, red chili pepper, and splash some vinegar, soy sauce and olive oil. Add some broccoli stems, mix them well and cook them in the oven for about 15 minutes, 190 degree.
  • Then add some florets of the broccoli mix them well, place the florets upside down.

 

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  • Place them in the oven again for about 15 more minutes. They are so tasty !

 

I am working on my V neck top down pullover in one piece without a pattern for the first time, I am creating the pattern as I knit. I hope to work on it this afternoon a bit more.

 

Any positive comments, suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Let me know what kind of projects you are working on. I love to improve knitting and crocheting skills together with you.   — Love, Ellie —  xx