Weekends are usually not productive for me knitting wise as these are precious parenting days. Saturday, Ji Yuan was out with her Daddy for a playgroup and I had some time to work on the Sampler Afghan while Chung Yi slept.
These yarns that I've been waiting for to finish the afghan arrived, along came some lovely Jo Sharp Silkroad sample cards too. I was eager to see what the finished blanket will look like, so I lay down the squares on the floor and started to arrange them. I managed to assemble two rows together but it is indeed going to be a tedious process. I'm also half way through a new square in Tilting Ladders that Cindy recommended. It is an interesting pattern incorporating both cables and openwork. I took pictures of some the squares but the colours came out terrible but haven't got time to figure what went wrong.
Today, we brought Ji Yuan for her roller-blading lesson in Mong Kok. For those unfamiliar with HK, Mong Kok, which literally means busy corner, is quite the centre for buying anything under the sky. While she is having her lesson, we went shopping. Wai Lung, my husband, went looking for a MP3 player while I went after the yarn stores. I wanted to find some all seasons cotton but was out of luck. I did find a store that sells the discontinued Rowan Designer DK and I bought this book at a reasonably good price compared to ordering online, and it made my day.