Yesterday was a fun day. Originally I was due to go to London to catch up with Charlotte, but in a spot of fortuitous timing, we needed to reschedule until March. Why fortuitous? Because the day after we decided to postpone the day in London, I found out that the trains to London weren’t running and it would have taken me hours of travelling time. I also found out about a yarn sellout of a local online yarn shop (the owner was wanting to sell off all her stock). So, off I went to spend a day in Bishops Stortford instead to play with yarn and have lunch with friends.
Now, I must start off with saying that I went to the sale planning to be good and only buy something if I saw something special and could pair up the yarn with a project. This is because I had recently had a good look through my stash looking for my possum-blend yarn from NZ. I love it all and want to knit it up, so this year is supposed to be about reducing my stash, not adding to it.
Then only a couple of steps into the room I was told that nothing was over £5. Oh wow! I proceeded to throw that rule out the window and just snap up anything I liked the look of. It was like a great big yarn safari. Tubs of gorgeousness everywhere. And lots of us having fun hunting through them snapping up bargains. So, what did I get?
First there was some beautiful teal Scrumptious Lace (50/50 merino/silk I think).
I was eyeing up the aran of the same yarn, but there wasn’t enough for a project. So I picked up some sportweight instead, in two colours thinking it’ll make a nice two-colour garment.
Then there was some bright purple sock yarn (Sparkleduck Socka). I thought one skein for me for a pair of socks or mitts and I’m sure I know other people who would love a skein for socks/mitts.
Some Malabrigo sock yarn in Solis. A lovely brighter blue-green that doesn’t photograph well.
Some Malabrigo Arroyo in Aguas. It’s a sport-weight yarn too and I may need to buy one more skein for a complete cardi/jumper, but maybe not.
Some more Malabrigo, worsted this time in Marine.
I picked up 400g of Manos Silk Blend in this lovely blue. I might not keep it as I have a friend who would love it. I bought it with that in mind, but I also think she may have already knit something in this colour. I’ll have to do some recon. If it turns out she has and I “need” to keep it, it’ll hardly be a hardship
That was my intended purchase. But then I saw this lovely llama/merino blend in soft grey
There were only 6 skeins left and being a bulky yarn I wasn’t sure there would be enough, so I picked up the four medium grey skeins that were still available to go with them.
I’m thrilled with my purchases. Looking at the cheapest I can buy any of these online, I saved £300!