What Would Coco Do?

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone." Coco Chanel

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Friday, March 16, 2007

A Yarn about Yarn

So Coco has been knitting of recent.

A few months ago, I had some of the lady friends over to drink wine and learn how to knit. Since they were newbies to knitting, I told them to go to Michaels or wherever, and get 8 ounces of a cheapish yarn. You know....like less than $5.

So one of my faboo friends shows up with two gorgeous skeins of Alpaca yarn, at $13 a pop. I gotta tell you guys. This yarn was the softest, sexiest yarn I have ever touched. It felt like cashmere. I wanted to bonk her on the head with my knitting needles and run away into the night with her soft, soft yarn.

But I did not, anyway she is too awesome a person to want to bonk on the head.

So I figured that the yarn had not been touched since our knitting party, which turned into a drinking wine party and laughing about how my friends could not even cast on. I recently called my friend, and told her I would be happy to knit a scarf for her, because to let that yarn languish in an uncompleted project pile somewhere would be a sin.

Muahahhahahhah I now have the yarn, and it is the most luxurious feeling stuff I have ever worked with. I didn't know much about Alpaca, so I researched it. Turns out the yarn comes from the cute animal:

Another little known fact, courtesy of Wikipedia, is that the Alpaca's wool is lighter in weight and warmer than sheep's wool. A huge bonus to choosing Alpaca wool is the fact that the wool does not contain lanolin, which basically makes the wool hypo-allergenic. Very important for all of you allergy suffers, and the wool is not scratchy at all.

My friend also picked out an absolutely lovely color too....a deep chocolate brown. She may have to fight me to get this project back! But, I shall give it to her when I am done. I love giving my friends things I have made, and it is better to give than to receive.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Coco Recommends - Eye Cream & Moisturizer

Yes.....it is true. I am back. I know I have been a very bad bloggoddess. When it comes to hobbies, and I consider my blog to be one of them, I am very cyclical. Recently I have been in a knitting sorta mood, so other pursuits have gone on the back burner.

Very sorry gentle readers.

Anyhoo, here I am, and for good reason. If you have been a previous reader of my blog, you know that I believe moisturizing is very important, even for guys. Y'all no one wants to shake hands with you if you offer a red, dry, scaly hand in salutation. That's just icky.

So in a recent issue of Glamour magazine, there was a sample of Clinique's new product, All About Eyes. I applied said sample during my evening regimen. I woke up the next day and was absolutely amazed at the results, just after one use. My lines were barely visible.....the lines that I had been religiously applying Kiehl's Avocado Eye Treatment to for months and months with no significant change. I am now a convert. It is just a couple dollars more than the Kiehl's, but it is so so worth it. I can't wait to get more of this stuff, and am considering changing my skin regimen over to Clinique, rather than my usual Aveda products.

So back to the guys. I know that some of you think that if you wash your face in Dial or Ivory soap you are done.

Yeah the correct answer to that is no. Please go to your favorite drug or grocery store and pick up a bottle of Cetaphil lotion. It does not look girly, it does not smell girly, no one will think you grew a pair of ovaries simply by holding the bottle in the checkout line. It is recommended like crazy by dermatologists, and you can use it on your face and hands. You will look better, and by golly your skin will feel better.

Coco is back!