Normally I’m anti mailing lists.  I hate junk mail in my mailbox and inbox, but lately I have signed up for Joanne’s and Michaels mailing lists and I’m glad I did.  I had been eyeing this set of coats and clark sewing thread to replace my cheap starter thread. Its a beautiful array of colors along with the quality of coats and clark, alas it was 70 dollars. The product is well worth it but I just couldn’t justify the cost. Then one magical day a 40% off coupon showed up in my inbox, I’m sure you can guess how this story ends….

It came in the mail today and Im quite happy with it. The box has velcro tabs on the side so you can keep the thread in the box and open it and get thread as you need it. There are even some variegated threads included. Some yarn also arrived in the mail today…


Its Malabrigo Sock in Impressionist Sky. Im going to have to join Malabrigo Junkies over on Ravelry. This yarn is so soft. I know some people say it doesn’t hold up well as socks but I havent found that to be true. I have a pair of socks I made with Malabrigo over a year ago and they are my favorite pair, they are holding up very well. I guess peoples mileage will vary. This is now my favorite yarn for shawls and socks until another yarn de thrones it. Plus its not expensive at all, its usually around 20 bucks a skein no matter where you buy it and I think the softness is comparable to a 30 dollar mcn. I want to own every colorway.