Birthday Yarn is Good Yarn
So. I've not done much knitting really, recently. The other girls over at Knitty went to the Get Knitted open day on the 5th November, I was very jealous.
My birthday was on the 11th, and for that weekend (well actually Thursday - Sunday) I went on holiday to Keswick with Simon and his mum and stepdad. We visited Whitehaven, where I used my knit-fu to locate a yarn shop. I got £20 of stuff (kindly paid for by Simon's stepdad as a birthday present), and because all of the yarn was reduced, I got quite a lot!
Here we are. First up is some lovely mohair boucle and matching ribbon yarn.
I got two balls of each. I haven't used the ribbon yarn yet but I have started making a hat with the boucle. It's very lovely and soft.
Next is a ribbon AND mohair yarn. Yes, I said ribbon and mohair. Anyway, it's lovely and soft. And very autumny coloured. I'll probably make a drop stitch shawl or something from this. I got two balls of this as well.
They had quite a lot of Patons yarn. This here is 'Funky Chunky'. Again, I got two balls of each. One and a half balls of the green has already become a beanie hat for Simon (which came in very handy on the chilly Derwentwater boat trip. It's an acrylic/wool blend, £1.50 a ball.
I was going to get more Patons, but then I decided that I could probably get that online easier than I could the other stuff. They had loads of it, even some Beehive stuff that I thought was discontinued ages ago.
You may notice that my photos look better than my previous pictures. This is because I have a new camera, (5 megapixel as compared to my old 2 megapixel camera). It's a Samsung Digimax A502, if that means anything to anyone. In Jessops they had a deal where if you bought the camera and standalone printer you could get it for £129.99 (which is a great bargain because the camera was originally £79.99 and the printer £99.99). I got some more rechargable batteries too, but that's quite boring actually.
Anyway, my fingers are getting cold now so I am going to stop.