We both bought plenty of stuff and quite honestly could have bought more but what FOR!
I resolved to purchase yarns that I would use for patterns and was lucky to get patterns for two purchases which I think is a safer option for me. To be honest, I'd like to offer all yarn a good home in my sewing room but I can't afford to take in any more stray or random purchases and much as I was tempted by some of the lovely sock yarns I managed to remain sensible and resist all temptation - although I came close to breaking my resolve when Sally purchased a sock pattern and we were shown a selection of samples using two colours .. must must MUST resist .. (its not easy!?)
In the end this is what I bought:
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shop, the badges from The Knitting Goddess and the lovely little earrings from Atomic Knitting.
Brownberry Yarns who were good enough to let us have a try at knitting with these tiny needles just long enough to knit a pair of socks - OR as she was doing - MITTENS! I plan to CO for socks this week and can't wait to try them out (you know me and new things). I'm planning to knit Holden shawlette as per their sample knit on display.
shawl and a skein of Super Biffle - swamp thing from Easy Knits
yarn and pattern for a lovely shawl from Anniken Allis/yarn addict - lovely Twinkletoes Sock 2xskeins. I had it wound into a ball on Saturday evening and CO for this project in no time!
I've gone shawl-mad! I confess to another slightly obsessive compulsive enthusiasm - shawl knitting and circular needles - you have been warned!
This week we hope to see our no.1.son at his Uni - we were unable to go last week due to a last minute change of his plans which is unfortunate as our other son was home for half term but has returned today to College but we're keen to see him as soon as possible. In the meantime I was thrilled when he rang to report that he'd managed to successfully operate the microwave, laundry facilities AND steamed his vegetables - ha! I'm more worried that he is managing himself practically and eating enough and shan't be completely happy until I've seen evidence.