Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Header, New Mugs.......

My daughter informed me yesterday that Starbucks had these really cool mugs with a knitted texture, and my reaction was 'Get'em'. Is this a new product this year? I don't remember seeing them last year, anyways they're really nice. My new blog header was my DH and my breakfast this morning.

I've got a bit of startitis happening with knitting projects right now and on top of it all I got the sewing bug. My latest project waiting for me upstairs......

I recently paid a visit to Fabricland, which is the only material store in Edmonton, and I couldn't stop mushing this embossed Cuddlelucouis fleece. This stuff is so soft and all I could think of is what a nice housecoat this would make. So when I found out that it was 40% off I was sold.

Actually the same day I decided to go to one of my lys (River City Yarns) and use my birthday gift certificate I got in September.

Four balls of Noro Silk Garden as required to make the Noro striped scarf I saw Yarn Harlot posted about here. There was a limited supply of Noro, at River City Yarns, but I'm quite happy with these two colours
#47, and 269.

The rest of the gift certificate went to four skeins of Cascade Yarns The Heathers, 100% Peruvian Highland Merino Wool, Col. No. 4010, 100 gr., 220 yards.

Last but not least another skein of sock yarn by Arequipa. Made by Estelle Yarns. 65% Superwash Wool, 20% Alpaca, 15% Nylon. Col. No. 201. 400 meters/100 grams.

I'm loving these colours. I have no plans for them, but that's most of the fun dreaming about this craft/obsession.

Have a great day!


~ Phyllis ~ said...

Hi Charlene,
Nice new header. I love those mugs. I want one too. lol I'll have to see if we have them in Huntsville.
Looks like you are going to be very busy.

Jody said...

Yes your header is fantastic...I have seen those mugs all over blogland. Looks like Starbucks is on to something. I have sewn bathrobes in terry before but I think the fleece is way better. Geez Charlene I don't have time to sew anymore....why do you have to show that stuff haha!

LadyLungDoc said...

Awesome mugs - I will have to mosey on down to my local Starbucks to see if they have any left.

Mae said...

There is a Starbucks right across the street from me and now I'm tempted to go run across the street in a panic and grab them all before they sell out. haha. It's a shame I have mugs coming out my butt and can not justify buying yet another one!!!

Oh man, if you like that stained glass you should see the one above my main window (right next to the door... I have a small apartment), it's huge and glorious. The wall, rafters, original hardwood floor and stained glass were the reasons I snatched this place off the market without hesitation!!!

Val said...

Yes, winters the time for sewing! Just remembered a stash of flannelette I got in Victoria last spring for grandchildrens p.j.s
There arent many places to get fabric, I thought Ed. would have more choices, but I shouldnt be surprised. Love the yarns too!
Havent had a chance to see the mugs on the new header (its still downloading, darn- our dial=up has been so slow lately).