Skip to main content

Michael's Haul: knit supplies

Recently, I went to Michael's craft store looking for a thicker set of knitting needles. However, when I was there surrounded by so much prettyful yarn... I just couldn't help myself! So I bought a few that I thought would work well with the needles I was getting. OK, its not THAT much yarn. But it IS SO pretty :)
As with many things, I was not really looking for a specific brand. The way I chose was by looking at the colors I liked then feeling the yarn. If I liked how it felt then it was coming with me! Haha. I think it is important to note that I am not a professional knitter. Im definitely a beginner and mostly know the basics. Its ok, we can learn as we go :)

Without further a dew, here are the items I purchased at my local Michael's store.

Knitting needles
Anodized aluminum needles
Brand: Boye
Size: US 13/9mm
Price: $3.49

Yarn 1
Type of yarn: Wool
Brand: Loops & Threads
90 yards / 82 m
Size: Super bulky, #6
They recommend: you use a US 13/9mm needle size (for knitting and crocheting), hand wash and let flat to dry.
Price: $4.49

Yarn 2
Type of yarn: Acrylic
Brand: Loops & Threads
311 yards / 285 m
Size: Medium, #4
They recommend: you use a US 9/5.5mm needle size (for knitting) and US 6/4mm (for crocheting). Machine wash, warm, gentle; wash with like colors, non-chlorine bleach when needed, tumble dry on low, do not iron.
Price: $3.99

Yarn 3
Type of yarn: Acrylic
Brand: Bernat
311 yards / 285 m
Size: Medium, #4
They recommend: you use a US 11/8mm needle size (for knitting) and US 13/9mm (for crocheting). Machine washable and dryable.
Price: $3.29

Yarn 4

Type of yarn: 82% acrylic, 10% wool, 8% rayon
Brand: Lion Brand
311 yards / 285 m
Size: Super bulky, #6
They recommend: you use a US 13/9mm needle size (for knitting and crocheting). Machine washable and dryable.
Price: $4.49


Until next time!


Popular posts from this blog

5 Traditional Mexican Hats

After my last post about the Ricky Ricardo Straw hat, I became interested in other types of hats worn in different parts of the world. So here are 5 traditional hats worn in Mexico.

1. The Mariachi Hat The Mariachi hat is usually worn by someone that is a part of a Mariachi group. The hat is part of the typical Mariachi outfit. Compared to the charro hat (see below), the mariachi hat is much more elaborate and fancy looking. However, as with many other things, it varies. By the way, check out the details, on those hats! Prettyful.

2. The Charro Hat When I think of a Charro, what comes to mind is a Mariachi singer. However, Charros are usually men that participate in Rodeo Competitions. Also, I noticed that sombreros de charro are usually less decorated than those worn by Mariachi groups. 

3. The Vaquero Hat This is probably one of the most well known Mexican hats because these hats are usually used to depict the cowboy image.  Here's a spanish lesson for ya: Un vaquero = A cowboy

4. Th…

Review: Pizza Hut's Tuscani Pasta - Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Hi there Dear friends,  Today I bring you a food review that I just had to share! I feel I must share this with you because I was pleasantly surprised on how good this was. It's Pizza Hut's Tuscani Pasta in Creamy Chicken Alfredo. I have personally never tried these pastas, so I was skeptical. However, on this particular day  was at Targe and was starving because I had not eaten all morning. Thus, I decided to try this pasta. 
 I am happy to report that, yes, this is very creamy. It also has a good amount of chicken in it, which makes it that more filling. The top is somewhat crusty and when you get past it, its where the sauciness comes to play. The taste of the actual Alfredo sauce is also very flavorful and delicious. 
They say that when you are extremely hungry, everything tastes good. BUT, I can tell you that to me this creamy pasta was very delicious and definitely would recommended. So, if one sad day, you find yourself at Target with an empty stomach, do not hesitate …

The Routine...

As students, we all have that dreaded period where everything seems to pile up with no sign of slowing down. We also all have that friend that just seems to always forget they're a student and who happens drag you down their own stress lane without giving a second thought that you might be stressing too. "Hey, I have my own stressors ok! Calm down and get it together!" Haha. Steering back to course, here is a short story written and inspired by one such friend during our high school years. 
The red velvet curtains open up to a heavily breathing boy with sweat dripping down the sides of his temples:
"Oh, no! No, no, no!" cried Edgar an early morning.
"What happened?" said Rita tilting her head with an i-know-what-you-did kind of look. "Its my homework-- I..." "You didn't do it and its an essay thats due today by 3rd period" Rita said quickly interrupting Edgar. "Ha! Yes." Answered Edgar with a half guilty smile. "I did…