In which Atropos goes yarn shopping
I went into town for a spot of yarn purchasing on Saturday and came back with.... THIS
Looks exciting, doesn't it? But for once I was a good girl, because all that lovely Liberty bag contained was....THIS
Yep. Just one ball of Regia sock wool. I hope you're admiring my powers of self restraint when it comes to stocking up my yarn stash :whistles innocently:
Why just one ball, when it takes 2 balls of Regia to knit a pair of adult socks I hear you cry. Well it's a long story which I will save for another post. So that's it. Nothing more to see here. Certainly not another picture of rather a lot more yarn that someone may have bought at John Lewis. I couldn't possibly comment (or at least not within Mr A's earshot).
You didn't really think I'd go yarn shopping and just come back with 1 ball did you? No - I thought not.
Anyway, what we have here (L-R) is seven balls of Rowan wool cotton which is in the process of being transformed into a baby blanket for my new nephew / niece who is due to arrive some time in early December, some Cygnet double knit superwash which is destined to become "Denis the Menace" socks for Mr A and some Noro Kureyon #124 for a bag for my RL best friend. I was particularly pleased to find the Kureyon as RLBF had her heart set on this particular colour and I have been scouring UK internet sites to try and track some down for some time. Actually finding it on the shelves in John Lewis nearly made me do a happy yarn dance right there in the middle of the haberdashery department. Luckily for all concerned I managed to restrain myself.
The eagle eyed among you will notice that some of the wool cotton has already had the ball bands removed in this picture. There is a sorry cautionary tale behind that little detail, in which I learn that it is not always a good idea to knit in the dark while watching a film, but again I'll save the details for later in the week.
Off to add a few more links to my sidebar now :)