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WOW! Threads and Yarns! March 15, 2007

Filed under: Fiber — riabeef @ 5:00 pm

(This post is one month late!)

i went back to another carft store where i usually go to (a.k.a. a bigger tailoring/accessories shop, 2 story bldg. ). the sales man told me that in one week the new yarns and threads will arrive. and so it came! but im only able to come back after 2 weeks.

new-cotton-threadsi had never seen as many yarns/threads personally in my life before except from photos of course. but its just 3 short shelves.  and i guess some people will have the same stash. but for me they are a lot! the new threads came are 100% cotton, in 50 grams. its thicker than size 10 and looks double the size of size 10. the labels says: “nature cotton”, soft feather, high class knitting yarn. and the suggested hook to be used is 2.5mm-3.5mm. i lurrve them, ive been wanting a thicker thread. and now they are at hand reach.

blue-yarnthis is called baby yarn. 10% polyamid and 90% acrylic. its says brush yarn and hand wash only.

brush yarnsthis variegated yarn from taiwan (mind you this is the first time i saw personally a variegated yarn!) only says on the lable that its 100% acrylic and wash with special care. this also mentioned “brush yarn”.

half of it came from taiwan while the rest are from germany.  there are bunch of white yarns that says on the label its “superwash”. thats all i can recognize since the other half’s label are written in german language, but those yarn looks a bit thinner from the yarns i have showed here.

i wanted to buy a lot of yarns at least each of its kind, but dont want to buy something i dont have any idea what i will do with it. i even want to buy the superwash but they are all in color white. honestly i really wanted to hoard but, practicality strikes me… im thankful! 


ok ok after 1 week i went back and bought some more yarms… i only bought one of its kind because im not that much into yarns, just wanted to try them. here are the pics, i also included the label for you to see. and guess what? i even took a pic of the shelves full of yarn with my camera fone and once i figure out to transfer it to the pc then it will be here.

(pics are cliackable)


hariri yarnthis yarn can be found easily in this part of the world i think this is from china.

hibiscus yarnhibiscus-label


Swaps and Surprise March 13, 2007

Filed under: exchange,gathering threads,threads — riabeef @ 8:19 am

i wonder why everytime im expecting my puffies in the mail from swaps, no matter when they send it, i will always receive them all at the same time???

i joined the valentine surprise exchange last feb in the gathering threads its a crazy busy group with heavy posting as well. there are a lot of crochet a long and special projects going on maybe thats the reason why very very few are interested in an exchange. so theres only 2 people exchanging in this said exchange. me and my partner, Judy B. i received them last Feb 28

and here are the pics of what she sent me:

val surprise 22 potholders and a knitted and crochet placemat . i love the texture of the potholders and the variegated color of the edgings.

Val surprise 12 skeins of rug yarns and the label also shows a pattern, a flavored tea, charm candy, patterns, a cute crocss stith kit.

and this is my val-surpriseto my partner .  i made for her a heart motif out of thread and the first time i bravely tried to put together those squares with the flat braid method.  she likes keychains thats why im so glad to find that bear holding a heart in the last minute.

coaster exchangei received also my puffy for the coaster exchange in  atmyhouse. my partner sent me 2 flower coaster in white and pink, and surprisingly it matches the doily i received from another partner last november.

unexpectedly, another member from UK, also in that group sent me threads that she won from ebay. i did a private swap with her before and how sweet of her to remember me. she even included a postcard from their place.

threads from judy20grms of size 40 threads


Playing February 14, 2007

Filed under: barbie clothes — riabeef @ 3:19 pm

these past few days im into crocheting barbie clothes. its the CAL in the crochetville that urged me to dug the my ‘old’ barbie and clothed her literally. then i found out that the new barbies has a better body figure … a realistic body figure i must say (thanx to a ville member also -shell). because if the old  barbies will be a real human being with that body measurement, she will not be able to stand on her own. thats a fact actually.

anyway back to crocehting clothes, not so long ago, when i was younger, i made barbie clothes with scrap fabrics from my mom’s stuff. i even kept a notebook of my ‘sketches’. and now that i have a 3 yr old daughter…im back to playing again. its fun!

i dont want to start a big project that i cant finish quick, so i start with a small one and move to a bigger one after i finished it. i always like to crochet wearables, but im chicken. im scared to big projects….somebody from the ville had advised that if one is afraid to do wearable pattern try it out to smaller a model. tadah! barbie!

one day, when i have the will power ill try it out — the real wearables but for the meantime crocheting doll clothes gives me 50% fulfillment of that dream.

the blue green jacket pattern is from mrs. who’s shrug schematics at crochetville. the red dress isnt finished yet, i still want to do something more to it and that gold thread is  supposed to be a shawl but i become contented with a stole.   

(the pics are clickable)

Shrug-backshrug-backred2red1pink dress

i still have some barbie clothes wips…


Great Finds! February 3, 2007

Filed under: threads — riabeef @ 4:17 pm

a new craft store— FOUND!

its actually a tailoring shop selling all sorts of ribbons, beads, sewing threads, fabrics and alas! crochet threads and yarns. although i saw a few regular acrylic yarns only.

they only have the 10 grams,  size 8 threads in colored and variegateds.uhmm yummy! they have the red heart brand with colors only of black and white. i cant believe that im standing in front front of this seems to be a big book shelf with all these threads in it in small boxes.

i cant decide on what color to choose…

there i am…choosing.. thinking… thinking… choosing.. thinking again

and finally i told myself “just buy something now and you can come back again” LOLZ!

so i went home with these:

10 grams thread

found that metallic thread there also, its 25 grams only. it says 64% rayon and 34% metallic yarn. i wanted to try it with the black thread.

whats the weird part?

when i reached home and while admiring my newly owned threads … i remember that i need a RED thread.  and i didnt buy any RED thread!!!!

so i need to come back this week! its a MUST! lolz.


Not Once But Twice!

Filed under: Crochetville,RAOK — riabeef @ 3:06 pm

i received my very first crochetville gifts called as RAOK last Feb. 1.  what a great way to start my February!

its Random Acts of Kindness.

im quite new at the ville and was soooo surprised to received gifts from somebody there…

and yeah! i have 2 gifts came at the same time! the fairy godmother visited me TWICE!

 im really…really…OVERWHELMED!

honestly, i had never seen such big skeins of yarns and Hooks!

to this very generous lady from from tennessee and an unknown fairy, thank you from the bottom of my heart!



Cross Stitch Floss January 30, 2007

Filed under: Fiber — riabeef @ 11:29 am

in my every visit to the local shop where i find some threads, i will always wonder why not used cross stitch flosses, which will come in a vast variety of colors….so one day finally i bought some to try it out.

cross stitch floss

the color is fuschia pink but its metallic. first i thought of using one strand or few strands only to combine with another thread but since its soo long and it will be very difficult to separate each so i decided to use them as they are.

here is what i came up with, both with red heart navy blue thread size 8:

one is a scrunchy, i used it on the last row.  while trying to make the pic lighter the color of the metallic thread changed into red!  (sent to my exchange partner)

the other one in the mobile fone case, i held both together (with my mobile fone inside, coz its mine) lolz.

Scrunchy -threadCellfone case


Blogging Accident! January 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — riabeef @ 7:05 pm

while trying to organize my 4 posts in this blog… i accidentally deleted my first post.

that says how serious i am now to crocheting and therefore i needed a blog to talk about it.

arrrghh! anyway on to the next post.