Just back from my weekend. I’m pretty tired after a long drive but for a large part of it Sam and I talked about patterns and yarn, so that was fun!
Soooo just before I left on Friday I *might* have cast on another pair of socks… My blue Rowan felted tweed ones are at the point where I need to keep trying them on to get the size right. Not ideal when you’re out & about! My new ones are Katia Ole Sock Rainbow which is a lovely fuzzy yarn and very soft.
I did a few rounds at a services on the M1 on Friday:
This is the gorgeous yarn:
I’m doing a 3×1 rib, so this is the right side:
And this the wrong side, which appeals to me a lot:
On Saturday lunchtime, I took an hour off and walked up to The Shambles to visit Ramshambles, which is a lovely independent local yarn store right in the heart of this beautiful & ancient city. It’s tiny but perfectly formed and has a good stock of good brands but I was on the hunt for something local. Usually when you ask for locally produced stuff you’re pointed towards the expensive and often luxurious hand dyed skeins. Yesterday I was pointed at a whole wall of West Yorkshire Spinners woolly goodness! Absolutely gorgeous colours, a good selection of weights, very competitively priced and all produced locally. I could have purchased a significant amount but I resisted and treated myself to two balls of sock yarn. Look at these colours!
I obviously need to see how it knits up but I can definitely see myself buying some other weights and colours from this brand in the future.
I also bought these sheep stitch markers. I didn’t need them but I couldn’t resist!
Across the weekend I also cracked on during my occasional spare moments with the retirement cushion!
Hope you’ve all had a good weekend. Mine was inspiring and contained yarn. Can’t ask for more really!