Saturday, June 13, 2009

Addi Turbo Lace Needles at Dreams Glorietta 5


I finally got some Addi Turbo Lace needles!!! *Does the booty shake of joy*

They were PhP690 for the US size 00 (1.75mm). I know, it seems like a lot, but when the prices at online stores abroad plus shipping are still higher. This is a lifetime warranty TOOL, and therefore worth it.

I couldn't afford the US size 000 (1.50mm) yet, maybe later on. I wish there was a book I could get that contained just knitted lace borders, like there is for crochet. Yes, Nicky Epstein wrote several, but not all the titles are available locally. I'd like to learn the traditional kind, the kind you put on the edges of nightgowns or bedlinens. I could use DMC Petra for that. Or anything Egyptian cotton that's reasonably priced.

I also met Marivic, a very dedicated crocheter/knitter who also completed her Addi set one by one - because she goes to Dreams all the way from the province!

Dreams is in the new Glorietta 5 building near Rustan's Makati, on the 3rd floor, near the escalator.

6 comments:

gene + experiments said...

I didn't know that lace needles are that expensive! I think I'll have to finish one knitting project before I can convince hubby to buy me new needles again. LOL!

Mimi said...

That is so cool Mona! The price seems good enough.
I'm looking forward to see the laces that you will make ;)

bringbackthegreen said...

Dreams moved from Glorietta 1 to Glorietta 5?

Glad I read this coz all along I thought they were still in Glorietta 1.

The Running Knitter said...

I only have one pair of addi turbos as well, and I love them! I use them for every project I can, and you are right - they will last a long time.

The Gravelcat said...

Gene, I actually did some lace with my regular Addis. If you have size 2.0mm to 4.0mm there are lots of things you can do already. The lace ones are just pointier, and lighter.

Mimi, I am still looking for traditional-looking lace patterns, the kind to trim baby clothes and nightgowns with.

Incoherent (bringbackthegreen), thanks for visiting! Actually matagal na pala silang lumipat, kahit ako nagulat. Naturally I had to pay them a visit.

RK,

The Gravelcat said...

RK, here in Manila we don't get a lot of needles so when we find stuff that comes in complete sizes we tend to complete the set. I also got el cheapo bamboo needles from eBay :)