~ scarf WIP + English ~

18 June 2006

i’m taking a looooong break from the neverending blanket project, and started that making that scarf above. the old man at the yarn store laughed at me when i brought the yarn balls to the counter. i go to that particular yarn store almost once a week to buy the dark green yarn for the blanket, and he always said, “what? no finish yet? why took so long!”, in strong Singlish accent. i think, this time he noticed that i bought different yarn…

“hey! new colors, ah! finish your old project?”, he asked, still in such strong Singlish accent.

“excuse me?”

“new colors! finish your old project?”, pointing at the balls of yarn.


“you finish your old project, ah?”

“naah, that one is still a long way to go. i’m taking a break and would like to make a scarf for a gift”, i said, still unsure if i was hearing the right thing.

ari told me that my spoken English is deteriorating. i forget words, i substitute present participles with “already” and i keep making stupid grammar mistakes. i thought i’m catching up Singlish, but the old man had to repeat what he was saying three times… even then, i barely understand what he was saying.

~ comment (4) ~

hehehe.. kayaknya singlishnya udah hampir mantap.

btw, ceritanya menghibur banget. sampe diapalin sama penjualnya yah thal? ;p

kutu | 18 June 2006 - 05:30 | reply

iya tuh, dulu seminggu sekali kesitu… hihihi.

thalia | 19 June 2006 - 03:54 | reply

I have a never ending blanket project too, but you are doing soooo much better than me! I started mine at the beginning of the year and I have done…7 granny squares!

I love the look of the scarf. Is it a particular pattern?

Noo | 20 June 2006 - 01:59 | reply

yay for neverending blanket! hee hee.

yep, i found the pattern on a forum. i couldn’t understand the language used on the forum. i think it was scanned from a japanese book. if you’re interested on the pattern, i can email it to you.

thalia | 20 June 2006 - 03:30 | reply