Oooooh have I got some photos for you!
Saturday was a fantastic day – the weather was stunning, which was rather pleasing, as I’d arranged to go to the Knitting and Crochet Guild open day with a couple of friends. They had never been before, and one is relatively new to knitting, so it was a cool experience to see it from a new visitor’s view again And we all purchased And then we went to Up Country, and 2 thirds of us purchased again! Weeee!
Here we have:
one hank of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend yum yum yum yum
one cone of black 100% new wool lace-ish weight yarn
one cone red misc content yarn, lace-ish
one MASSIVE cone of teal lace-ish misc content yarn
Opal bamboo 2.5mm dpns
Japanese stitch markers, both clip on ones and needle ones
And most of these were bargainous The Manos, suffice to say, was not cheap, but was special and will go to the fanciest st st socks ever. But the cones? They were all £1 each. £1! A quid! The teal I’ll use to make the new Knitty surprise sweater (Sea Tangle), because for a quid I don’t mind forgoing the steel and firmness of the sweater at all I’m looking for process and the beauty of the knit rather than something that exactly matches the pics, because when does that ever happen? Not often. And for those guys in the US, £1 is $2… See my point? I’m going to be knitting a LOT of lace in the future
Also, I bought Rowan Studio 11 and some secret birthday gift stuff for a certain someone… I’ve already got something in my queue from Studio 11 – the textured vest, probably in that long stashed brown Rowan Wool Cotton that has been promised to a million other projects…
Oh, and I made these:
The socks are the June issue of the Socktopus club kit, and I loooooooooove them. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy, which is ace to work with , and the pattern is by Alice (the Socktopus owner) herself Sooooo quick too! Only 2 weeks to work up It has been a long time since I’ve been able to knit so fast, but this pattern lends itself to fast knitting.
And the scarf? Nothing complicated, but very pretty and effective Another gift knit done with – woohoo!