...Otherwise, here's a peek at what's on ( and off ) the needles currently.
First, we FINALLY cracked the second sock curse...or so we thought..........
..Here are my new Jaywalkers in their colourful glory. Unfortunately, there was no one else about when I took the photo so this will have to do for now.
It is pretty, though, isn't it?
So far, it's not an easy knit and has had a frog or two, mainly due to my inability to follow instructions properly!! However, I have learned not to make up the missing stitches as I go, just take it back a few rows and work out what went wrong. Hopefully, I'll get the pattern better in my mind soon, then it'll be more intuitive. Lovely though, isn't it? I love the way it starts from the centre of the top edge and radiates down diagonally either side, clever stuff!
This was my choice of Jitterbug ( well, I had to share in the savings, didn't I?)
This was also in the sale room, i couldn't believe my luck! It's the brand new Banyan Yarn, aparrently they've changed suppliers 'cos the first batch was "a bit twisty". It means there's a pile of fab colours just waiting to be snapped up!
...Yep, also new, Cadenza, the DK merino, also in loads of luscious shades. Considering these both retail about £4.50 per 50g skein, they're half price!
..Despite for the first time in my life paying FULL PRICE for a skein of yarn, I got the rest from the bargain room, a really unusual purple, brown and cream shade that looks brown in artificial light. I have just the pattern for this one at home, an Enigma and Giotto Mix.
...as did this reduced skein of TAO pure silk!
At £10 I could only justify one, but it had to be done!
So, I had to have the pattern book too, after all, there's not a lot of patterns for 4 ply Mohair, ( and I do have tonnes of the stuff!)
...And this one, well, I like the jacket on the front and my excuse is it's all 4 ply so I can use more of my stash...
Okay, I was at the till at this point, flexing the plastic to the tune of £124 whan the assistant mentioned the pound box. Pound Box? My ears pricked up as she led us to the less than gorgeous but nonetheless perfect box full of solid shaded yarns, their only crime was, they were old stock, but by all accounts felt well.
Finally, I thought you could have a Pixie thought for the day, she's one of my mate's brood. And what are her thoughts on today's blog? "Feed ME. I'm gorgeous, and boy, do I know it!"