Sunday, October 11, 2009


There is a reason that Imelda Marcos had all of those shoes. In Manila, there are 10 shoe stores for every one store of any other kind. I've never seen so many pairs of shoes in one place. Ever. Not even in Nordstrom's.

Manila is full of fabric stores

Anyone in the US knows that fabric stores are now few and far between. I spent the morning walking around in a shopping mall in Makati City, Manila (Glorietta 1 through 5) and found fabric store after fabric store. All of them were full of people buying fabric - not quilting fabric, mind you, but real sewing fabric.

I was with friends and didn't go into any of them except the one pictured here. The fabrics were so lovely and the dresses so elaborate that I went in to ask if I might take a photo of the front of the shop.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Why Ely? Why not!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It bit me.

There I was. Happily knitting along on Clapotis, heading for the home stretch and feeling pretty smug about how it was going. And then I realized. I’d been dropping stitches on the right side of the scarf, but not on the left. And why? Because I thought I was smarter than the instructions and didn’t bother to read them.

I ripped back about 12” of knitting and then stuffed it all in a bag. I can’t bear to look at it right now.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Charleston Part 3

We had coffee (beautifully presented) at a friendly restaurant - Toast.

Charleston Part 2

The historic area of Charleston has a wonderful yarn shop: Knit. We had a good browse around the shop and met the schnauzers in residence. Everyone at the shop was welcoming and helpful.

Two of us bought Interlacements "Rick Rack" and we are both making Clapotis.

Charleston Part 1

Spent a weekend in Charleston, SC with my college roommates. We had a wonderful time. Knitting was done in transit (we probably looked like the Madames Defarge in the back of the plane) and it was much discussed while we were all together.
Made these for my friends in honor of the event. These are knit from Sweet Georgia's Silk Lamb in Indigo and Red. Lovely stuff and so soft.The pattern is Rose's Wristwarmers (from the Doomsday episode of Dr. Who). Thanks to the recipients for their elegant modeling work.