Don’t get too excited! S.E.X. = Stash Enhancement Exercise.
I went to the Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally to Londoners) Knitting & Stitching show on Friday, accompanied by my good friends, Judie and Anita, from the Guilty Knitters 😀
I had extravagantly taken the day off work and decided on a generous budget. My extravagance was was justified to myself by the fact that my house move was on the point of falling apart because people couldn’t agree on completion dates. I was stressed to the point of exploding and needed some serious chill out time, to maintain sanity.
We had a terrific day! Everything seemed to work for us. Trains and buses arrived on cue, we stopped for coffee when there was no queue and seats available (10 mins later the queue was out the door!) and we all found lovely things to acquire.
So do you want to see what I bought? Huh? huh?
Shall I tease you some more?
Ok…here’s the yarn in ascending order of excitement…
First there was some Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed…
Probably for a Central Park Hoodie – Several of my knitting buddies have made pattern and I like it!
Next is some outrageous novelty Pom-Pom yarn to make a bobbly scarf…
It’s probably very tacky and is totally synthetic but it looks fun to try so I blow a huge raspberry at any yarn-snobs out there!
Then there are the 5 beautiful, bargain skeins from Blacker Designs, of rare and wonderful Gotland /Merino mix (Gotland is a type of sheep – only around 1500 in this country!!)
I’m thinking of doing an Iris version in this – might not work though – I need to swatch….
Finally a yarn I so fell in love with I totally forgot to ask about the fibres involved! I suspect silk and wool…it’s so pretty I don’t care if it’s acrylic and barbed wire 🙂
It’s from Debonaire (or Erica Downs). We discussed slouchy berets but I think a fabulous scarf would be more me – I’d certainly wear it more…
So did I just buy yarn? Ummmm 😳 No…..
…there is more…
A super indulgent sent of Knit Pro sock needles…
And some fun kits to knit wire and bead bracelets – so much easier than it looks! – I bought some extra wire too.
This one took me a hour!
It was a super day. I spent too much and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I even managed to relax and forget the house move drama.
Do you want to know the best bit? The lovely Ben had been diligently working hard all day with solicitors and estate agents. He sent me a text at Ally Pally – we’ve exchanged contracts!! 🙂
Monday 26th October… My stash moves to it’s own yarn room 😀