Yeah, yeah, another Futurama quote… I couldn’t help it 🙂 Anyway, I have a few things to show you today, and some updating on why I’ve not been blogging. After the evil weekend of coding, I ended up with an RSI related injury 🙁 Apparently I rest on my little finger a lot when I use the mouse pad on the laptop. It made it difficult to type (which I would have rested from totally had it not been for work and the need to surf/purchase 😉 ), and I got tired from knitting very easily. I’m now on leave for a week, so I’m going to do a small amount of work, a little resting and a LOT of knitting 😀
So what has happened while I’ve not been blogging? First of all, I ordered some goodies from Yahaira’s shop, Pure Knits. Yahaira’s is the only US shop I’m aware of who take Paypal payments so that I don’t have to worry about paying by credit card, AND ship to the UK. She also puts a hell of a lot of effort into her packaging, advice and support. I ordered on a Weds night, and the package arrived on the Saturday! In one piece! With no customs charge! Here is some eye candy to make you all jealous and run to order from her 😉
What did I order? Two hanks of Hand Jive Yarns Nature’s Palette in Indian Paintbrush, and 2 balls of Habu Textiles Mohair Silk Kusa in Onion. I also got a Shibui Knits pattern for a wrap top, which might be nice to wear at work. Gorgeous stuff.
The Habu I got just to try – it doesn’t have a pattern to go to yet, but it feels yummy 🙂
And the other yarn?
You’ll see soon enough in this post 😉
Yesterday, I went shopping with my mum in Holmfirth. We went to Up Country. We both spent money, but I got invited into the store room at the back to find an appropriate yarn for my OS secret pal 😀 Ooooh, it was heaven in there. And we met a woman and her daughter who’d come to visit the Guild open day and had come shopping for funky beginner patterns for the daughter, so we spent quite a lot of time offering advice and help. Mum persuaded me to buy the more expensive of the yarns I was looking at to knit up a Knitting Pure and Simple pattern for a raglan top down cardi.
So what did I buy? How about this yummy stuff 😀
Mmmmm alpaca silk dk… Tasty.
Ok, so how about what I’ve been managing to knit?
I think I’ll leave that till tomorrow… 😉