Life seems to have left me with little time over the past few weeks and when that happens blogging is an extra pressure, hence the short break.
I had a fabby day out at Wonderwool Wales with my knitting pal Romain yesterday. I came back super inspired, full of ideas and wanting to knit.
I bought lots of lovely things and spent more money than usual.
Would you like to see? Of course you would.
Firstly a ready made top. Yes, I know what you are thinking, I could knit that. You are right. I could. It was for sale on one of stalls and I just fancied it. The yarn is Shetland and it was made by a lady in Herefordshire who has some sheep of her own and makes felted items too.
It has a really nice contrast scalloped edge. We came across a lot of jumpers and cardis with a contrast edge, something I might use in the future.
On the Blacker Yarns stall I had a rummage through a bin of 4ply yarn and got 6 balls for £15.00. Maybe a yolk for a cardi/jumper? The green at the back is a blend of Blue Faced Leicester with Flax and is wonderfully smooth.
In another bin on the same stall I found two unidentified 400g hanks of mill ends for £8.00 each.
The Baa Ram Ewe stall had a wonderfully soft, squishy, warm yarn called Titus. It is 4ply with 50% Wensleydale Longwool 20% Blue Faced Leicester and
30% UK Alpaca.
I got a large skein and 6 mini-skeins to make a Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West. The shawl on the stall was gorgeous, although they had run out of they grey so I had two lots of green.
Also on this stall I bought a pattern for Dark Pearl, a drapy front lace cardi from Carol Feller. This was made in the same yarn, Titus.
And lastly a single ball of Drops Lima, just to try it out as I haven't used it before.
We had a super time, wandering and chatting, with a few ooooos and aahhhhhhs thrown in. There was lots of Alpaca and also a lot of felting this year, garments and needle felted creatures.
After our long, tiring day of woolyness, I was asleep as soon as the coach pulled off, which was no surprise to Romain as she knows me by now!
That's me for now, I'm off to cast on a shawl........