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Wrist Band with Button Applique

Violet Wrist Band with Buttons

Violet Wrist Band with Buttons


Materials Used for making crocheted wrist band

Materials Used for making crocheted wrist band

  • 8 metal links
  • 1 wire with loop at end
  • buttons
  • Chrochet Thread (texture is like the DMC Thread used for cross stitch).
  • 2 metal bars
  • 1.6 mm crochet hook
  • needle (big)

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August 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Yarn Store III: Bodega @ Rosario, Pasig

I have a multiply account and have been blogging about anything (and of course about yarns and crocheted stuffs) when a fellow multiply user commented on my blog post : Baguio’s Treasures

Comment on Blog

Comment on Blog

So that’s just what we did. One weekend, I asked michael to accompany me to that place without even knowing the name of the store or if it really exists. We took a bus going to Ayala, and we took off at Ortigas Avenue, climbed the pink pedestrian overpass under the MRT, walked at the side of Robinson’s Galleria where jeepneys are abound.

We looked for jeepneys with a sign that says : Rosario.

We passed by the C5 Ortigas Flyover, the rosario bridge and then right after the bridge is a Pedestrian Overpass. We asked the driver to stop the jeepney. From there we climbed the overpass across to go the the other side of the street. There were really lots of ‘bodega’ [Storage Houses] that sell yarns by kilo.

the yarns they are selling are like those we saw in baguio.

Yarns from Rosario

Yarns from Rosario

One fellow blogger, post an article about the yarns she bought from there. 🙂

August 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm 9 comments

Yarn Store II: UP Consumer’s Cooperative Store

I was a UP Dormer. and I literally lived inside the campus. We have two convenient stores: The UP Coop (UP Consumer’s Cooperative Store) and SC (Shopping Center). the two buildings are beside each other, near Kalayaan Residence Hall and beside the Infirmary.

UP Coop

UP Coop

I started crocheting again when I was taking my Master’s Degree. (Mind you i stopped after a semester). I was always in the dormitory and I started fancying crochet (besides accessory making) when I saw a shelf of crochet threads (Monaco) on the mezzanine of Coop.

Monaco Crochet Thread

Monaco Crochet Thread

The yarns are of variegated colors. They also sell crochet hooks. I bought two balls of yarns and a hook and wondered if i can still crochet something. The last time I crocheted was back in highschool. And that was because we had a project.

Soon, i started incorporating crocheted accessories in our mini accessory business. We hit off one bazaar. A lady bought several crocheted earrings and bracelets. My hands sore all throughout the day. Since then it became a habit. Almost an obsession. Specially when I left graduate school after a semester and bummed for one whole month in our home at Bulacan. I just crochet everyday (besides from sketching and writing) It was what I only do.

August 10, 2009 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Yarn Store I: The Hangar Market

I discovered Hangar Market when Mike and I went to Baguio last November 2007 to celebrate our anniversary. It was a five day holiday. And it was our second time to go there.

On the second day of our vacation we decided to visit Wright Park, and see if we could try riding horses (but we did not) instead we just passed by the local shops selling crafts and delicacies. I saw a lady crocheting. It was not that she is crocheting that prompt me to approach her. It was the yarn/thread she was using. It was not the usual yarns (mercerized cotton yarns) that I could easily buy from any department or school supplies stores. It was the same type as those used in their (Baguio) knitted crafts.

I asked her if she could sell me her yarns. But she said that they could be bought from a market place named “Hangar Market” uphill the main city. I plead my boyfriend to accompany there and he obliged. We were able to search the market by just asking the locals (from the Burnham park) to the local market. We climbed overpasses, walked a hundred miles, got lost from the crowded streets and hiked our way. (since the uphill market is literall UP, the street is almost angled 30degrees (or more than that) from the ground) And finally we saw the hangar market.

It was not a friendly sight. The building was old and dark. And the lady who saw us approaching the building immediately warned us to hold onto our bags tightly. For there are many thieves lingering around the place.

Of course, that did not stop me from wanting to go. Inside the building, yarn merchants were waiting. We asked around were we could buy yarns used for crocheting and knitting. Those that have not been made (yet) to anything. And we were told to climb to the second floor.

HANGAR Market (Up the stairs)

HANGAR Market (Up the stairs)

The second floor was a feast for souvenir buyers. Everything you could buy at tourist spots in Baguio was from here. The knitted jacket I bought that costed me P300.00 was just P200 (or lesser) here.
We saw two stalls selling yarns (the one was closed since it was very late already) (We actually saw them making the scarves, and it was my first time seeing knitting machines!)

I asked how much a yarn costs on the opened yarn store. And the lady said P120. For the velvet yarns.

Wow! That much? (I thought)

Of course I am cheap. I do not want to spend much for a single (though big) ball of yarn. But we travelled far and (with only our eyes talking Mike told me I could buy) .I decided to buy just two balls. And the lady brought the yarns in a weighing scale and said an amount lesser thanwhat she told. Oh, I thought it was P120? So we bought two balls so it should be P240 right? But she said that the cost is per kilo.

Wow! I said again. So my eyes feasted on the yarns.. We could buy more but our problem was bringing home the bulk. So Mike allowed me to purchase just two kilograms of yarns. But that was 2Kg worth of sheer happiness.

It was what I most enjoyed during our entire vacation. (Except of course to the fact that I was with Michael all that week) ❤

August 10, 2009 at 9:19 am 1 comment

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