Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Make up, books or yarn?

I loaded Rhianna (my goddaughter) into the backpack and we went bye bye today. We were finally able to get over to the yarn store by the Baptist Church.

I think that store is now my favorite. It was mostly just a yarn store. They did have some lingerie but not as much as most of the others. There was a wide range of colors and they prices were great.

The stores name is Lana Gatto (the bag features a photo of a cat)
The address is Piazza S. Lorenzo In Lucina, 38 and the phone number is 06-6876547

I also went to Anglo American Bookstore and The Lion Book Shop and Cafe. Both places specialize in English books. Each store had one knitting book and The Lion Book Shop had a book on thread crochet. I didn't spend any of my precious euros there.

I also found the MAC store here in Rome. I am running low on foundation but I can always order something from the internet store. I didn't spend my precious euros there either.

What did I spend my precious euros on?
Yarn! I have to make the skull beanie for my oldest sons birthday. He will be 19 in August!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

This is my first ever sock. I love this toe-up sock. I modified this pattern to make my christmas stockings.

You can find the pattern here:

As soon as I get home from my time here in Italy I will post photos of what I have made here.

I have completed:
a black christmas stocking for my almost 19 year old son.
my goddaughter's christmas stocking.
a new scarf for me.

The yarns I have found here are very soft and great to work with. My favorite is 42% cotton and 58% viscose. If feels very luxurious to the touch.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I am still here in Rome. I decided I would go to Rome Baptist Church today. Not only was a I blessed with a wonderful church service in english... but, a few doors down from the church is a yarn store. Isn't God good!


Monday, July 03, 2006

Is there something unusal about a woman knitting or crocheting in public.?

Older women look at me and smile. Small children just stare.

I just feel peaceful and content knowing that I am contributing to the beauty in this world!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Is taking pictures in a church any more holy than crocheting?

I have no problems whipping out my camera to photograph something. Even when I have been told "no photos" I still find a way to sneak one in. I got four great photos in St Clare's Basilica yesterday after being yelled at!

It took me a lot of courage to get out my needle and work on my god-daughter's christmas stocking in St Francis's Basilica today. I think I did a row before I felt like I was being stared at for having the gall to crochet in a church! It was nice and cool in there. It was tranquil and I felt like crocheting!