:: Happy Monday::
How was your weekend? I am sorry my post is a day or two late but I sooooo wanted it to be a Ta-Dah that I had to work furiously to get my WIP finished and by the time I did it was very late and I was glued to the final episode of my all time favourite programme Being Human. It was well worth the watch. Even the little town I live in (well the nearest town to where I live and the littlies go to school)
got a mention as a possible location for vampire central of the world, which made us laugh uncontrolably!!! Was weird as nobody has ever heard of it and it's more of a large village than town.
Anyhooo I digress!
Are you ready?
stage 1 the yarn. Hot Socks Circus by Grundl
Stage 2 Ball rewound....cast on.....toe increases done
Stage 3 The dreaded heel turn done!
:: Then 9pm last night they were done::
::Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance::
Oh they are lovely and cosy I just am so happy! They were much much easier than the first pair and far fewer mistakes too.
More yarny things have happened in the last week..........
I found the cardigan of my dreams on Ravelry
Isn't it lovely??? It is a Tickety-boo cardi if ever I saw one!
It's called Twenty Ten. I just have to make it.
So off I tootled to my LYS on Wednesday for crochet club clutching the pattern in my sticky little mitts, so I could scan the shelves of this fine yarn emporium for the perfect yarn for my perfect cardigan. On the way it occured to me that back in December I found a BEAUTIFUL yarn which made my heart go all a flutter. Do you remember this post? With this yarn?
I was thinking that it may just happen to be the yarn for the job!
When I got there I worked out the yardage needed with the lovely Lucy and I would have needed 11 x 50g balls of this baby. The unfortunate thing is, it is £3.50 per ball...........£38.50 to knit myself a cardi!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ouch.
No way could I afford that. Especially when I have never knitted such a big project a may well cock it up. I came home feeling all sorry for myself and to be quite honest I was sulking like a petulant child.
I was online later that night not looking for anything in particular when I happened to stumble upon this
Kemps wool shop and what do they stock (amongst many other bargains)? Sirdar Tweedie in Mallard for the absolute bargain price of £1.39 per 50g ball.
So 9pm on Wednesday I pressed the order button and paid for all 11 balls. What a total bargain £18.29 including delivery and the most helpful staff you could wish for.
Friday morning look what Mr Postman brought to my door......
What awesome service!
Oh it's like Christmas...........
oh I loooooooveeee it :o) As if you hadn't gotten that idea already.
I can't wait to cast on. But first I must make two pressies for friends which should be done in the next week, then Twenty Ten cardi....... you are all mine baby!!!!!
Have a great week everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I love your comments so please feel free to make yourself known.