Saturday, June 02, 2007

Busy morning

I went to the post office and collected my parcels this morning. Yay for shopping! I also visited the hardware store and two garden centres so I feel like I've done a full day already.

I got some yarn to make some felted slippers, I got the Fibre Trends pattern for clogs a while back. This is Lambs Pride worsted in Seafoam (the pale one) and Turkish Olive (darker). I'm very pleased that they match as well in real life as they did on the colour swatch on the Get Knitted website. You get a free Fair Isle handwarmer pattern with this as well, which is very pretty and I shall most certainly be making at some point so I bought a little extra to make sure I'd have enough for the handwarmers and the slippers.


I also got some Interweave magazines, the Summer 2007 Knitting and the last Crochet magazine (Fall 2006), which I have never seen before but heard good things about so I was curious to have a read of it.


My Posh Yarns Lace Club yarn arrived today, in all it's blueness.


I also got some rather interesting chocolate, some of which has already mysteriously disappeared.

It is a lovely day here, really warm and sunny with a nice breeze so I thought I would take the pictures outside in the backgarden. Some people are a bit embarrassed about being seen knitting in public, but I can assure you that you'll get more strange looks from your neighbours being spotted taking photographs of wool than you will actually knitting the stuff. Ah well. They'll get over it.

Meanwhile, Mr C was enjoying himself playing with a piece of grass around the legs of our rather tatty looking picnic table.

13 comments:

Kai said...

The Lamb's Pride looks lovely, can't wait to see the clogs when they're done.

Wonder what happened to that chocolate then... ??

Super Monkey said...

You'll have another parcel soon. The man in the post office mocked my wrapping powers.

Auntie Noo said...

I'd love to know if that is scratchy???? I've never been able to use anything with mohair, but it's only a tad, and it's sooo pretty!

Riggwelter said...

Looking forward to seeing those clogs, the colours you have chosen look lovely. That lace yarn looks gorgeous too, a beautiful colour blue.

Seahorse said...

Love the Lambs Pride shades. Mr C is a big chap!

Fiona said...

Great yarn goodies - sounds like you have lots of plans for it. BTW Mr C looks a lot like my old cat Gypsy.

Artis-Anne said...

I too have that Felted Clog pattern and am thinking of using yarn from my stash but that Lambs pride looks yummy !! I must resist as I too had a parcel from Get Knitted on Saturday !!

modelwidow said...

look forward to seeing the clogs - nice colours. Be interested to hear what you think of the mags.

And Mr C is gorgeous

Queen Frogger said...

Nice yarn there. The cat looks great in the sun, I would like to be a cat!!

Christina said...

nice goodies. where has the choccy gone?!!

LittleBerry said...

very nice... I have the clog pattern but no yarn as yet... I look fwd to seeing yours...

btw have put up where the KP podcast is on their site under your comment on my blog....

gilraen said...

Lovely stash there Helen......:)

I love Lamb's Pride... :D

Kay said...

... Your cat is awesome.