Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Hobby! ... when I get to it

Today I went to a store called Bits and Bobs, which is a charity that recycles craft materials. Most of their stock is donated from companies, but it looks like a lot of it could come from estate sales too (lots of very random old things). J and I were pondering over the fabrics for a while because we'd like to cover our ugly old sofa but we couldn't decide on anything, and then suddenly I found this:

I am really excited. I've wanted to learn bobbin lace ever since I saw a woman demonstrate it at the LA county fair five or so years ago.

I also went to K1 Yarns, a LYS in the city centre's old town and bought a replacement set of DPs (I broke my second #0 needle yesterday). The yarns were nice, though on the expensive side, or maybe I just gravitated to the expensive stuff? They had lots of Manos del Uruguay and some yarn from British sheeps that I'll definitely go back for one of these days. They also sold cups of tea! How British.


  1. Have you been to McAree Bros on Howe Street in the New Town? It has a much wider range of yarns and their prices are very good. K1 is beautiful but it's a yarn boutique, really, not a good all round LYS.

  2. No I haven't been there, thanks for pointing that out.

  3. I look forward to seeing you try, and upload pictures:), of your new hobby!