Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Yarn shop Hong Kong...

If you type this into Google you'll find a lot of hits...so between meetings today, I took the MTR to Causeway Bay to check out 2 of them. I found immense amounts of yarn, and some really really cheap stuff. But everything was packed into big clear bags, so the only way to touch it was to open the bags. I guess you have to know what you want and just go and look at the colors, because it's not really easy to browse there. I may check out one more shop near my hotel tomorrow, if I have time. I bought some Spanish mohair/wool/acrylic blend that felt kind of soft and looked nice when knit up -- I think it wants to be a scarf. I also bought 2 addi turbos -- I didn't even know what size they were (turns out 8 and 11) when I bought them, but they were so dang cheap I had to -- so I just picked 2 and went with it. Only $6 or $7 each, and they would have been much more in the states. I'm sure I'll find a use for them!

While I was working, Dave has been exploring HKG. Here's a pic of the big bronze Buddha on Lantau Island, where he went today. He also went to Ocean Park to see the 2 pandas there. I'm not a big fan of zoos, so I wasn't too disappointed to miss this. But don't worry, I did manage to have some fun too...for instance I went for a hot stone massage yesterday and tomorrow we will get foot massages before dinner with my friend. I promise I'm doing some work, though!

7 comments:

Katy said...

You had to go all the way to Hong Kong to buy Spanish mohair??
Oh, and the "just like Manos but not" is Rio de Plata. Same dyers, different spinners, lovely stuff.

MUD said...

I know, I know -- but I had to buy something, being surrounded by so much fiber! And I liked it. And I couldn't read the Japanese and Chinese labels, so...

Happy knitting!

PassionKNITly said...

I hope you know that I'm totally living vicariously through you!

Hong Kong has been featured in many a James Bond movie, and as such, it is on my list of places to explore before I die.

Kara said...

It's so fun to read your posts about your travels (and see PICTURES!!). Glad you and Dave are having a great time. We all miss you at SnB.
xxxxoooo
Kara

MUD said...

Oh wow, 4 COMMENTS on 1 post -- this is my personal record. I miss you guys, too, and I'll see you on Tuesday! I've been so bad not knitting anything this trip besides a few rows of a scarf...all those Christmas presents I was planning to give...oops...

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