Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Additions to the stash

Last Tuesday at work, I was looking at my page on ravelry and one of the guys who rents a room from us saw my Vince hat and wanted to see it in real life. So on Thursday I took it in and when he'd tried it on he asked if I could make him one!! He reckons his daughter will steal it though. But I went on ebay and found this...........
They assure me it will felt at 60 degrees but I'll swatch first. Also last week I got this from ebay.............. It is 75% BFL/25% nylon sock yarn called Tiger Stripe and I have started a pair of Jaywalkers in it............
Then I discovered Angels & Elephants (again on ebay) and ordered these............

The first one is called Candy Floss and the second one is called Tamar. This is 100% shetland sock weight.

On Sunday we went up to the Lake District. A couple of friends were renting a cottage for the week to do some walking and they invited us to go up for a night. So we went Sunday morning and got there about 12.30 just in time for a yummy pub lunch. In the afternoon we went to visit Fairfield Mill near Sedbergh. There was a working loom and water wheel and lots of handmade crafts to buy. There were also displays of the history of the mill and the Terrible Knitters of Dent. All the way round there were baskets of yarn, but it was all for display, very frustrating. But when we got to the far end there was a shelf of "mill ends" and I grabbed these...........
There is over 1200g of fingering weight yarn there, goodness knows the yardage, all for £6!!!

The awful thing was we also had to share the cottage with this creature..........This is Molly, ain't she cute? Sadly, Mandy wouldn't let us keep her!

This is the progress so far on the cardigan. One more front and then the sleeves. Not looking forward to doing the neckband, I have read through it and it sounds a bit complicated, eek!
Two days to go to series 3 of The Mighty Boosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Nina said...

Beautiful wool choices. The Jaywalker is a perfect pattern for your Tiger Stripe yarn.

Cute doggy. Would you like to import a couple kittens? They are soooo cute, I know you would love them. ;)

I love hearing about your weekend adventures.

dreamcatcher said...

Ooh thanks for the info about the mill. We were up at Sedbergh earlier this year but didn't know about the mill. One for the diary! Love all the yarns you got too.

wickerwoman said...

Third time lucky? :P I love all of the yarn and that Tundra stuff is perfect. You must make yourself a Hitcher scarf too.

I want to go to the Lake District so much. You're lucky you're close enough to pop over :) Don't know if I could bear to be near that horrid creature either - what a trial! ;)

Cardi is lovely!