Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Presents from the Philippines

Today at work I got some presents ... and all girls like getting presents. One of the lovely booksellers at my store, Marvelyn just returned from a month long trip to visit her mom in the Phillippines. Knowing that I am a knitter she bought me a bag full of this lovely yarn. It is called Carmencita and it is distributed by Coats (jp coats) in Manila Bay. It is an acrylic yarn but oh so soft and cushy. There are about 12 small skeins of blue, pink, red and lilac and white variated yarn. Each is only about 35 meters, so I dont think I can make a big project with them but they will make some nice and warm booties for the winter season.




I have been so frustrated lately by a washcloth...a stinking washcloth. It is one of the pretty ones from the new Mason Dixon Knitting book. I have been planning on a set of these dishcloths as a house warming gift for a friend and it is getting the best of me. I am so pissed about it, so I put it down, so I will start the towel for now and then I will get back to them again

Has anyone made them yet ?

I have just learned that the Lion and the Lamb in NYC has lost their lease and is going out of business, this means major sale !!! I believe it starts on 5/9 and last only for days, 50-70% off of everything in their store. HOT DAMN !

3 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm very jealous of your yarn. I still haven't even seen Mason Dixon knitting yet so I've got no advice whatsoever on the washcloth. Sorry. Bring it to poker night...

Ingileif said...

Oooo, poker night!! :D

AngeliasKnitting said...

I don't have that book yet, either. Love the yarn though!