After my post on my London WE which strayed from knitting matters, I thought I had to go back to basics. During this WE, the Woolen Republic GDP went through dramatic cuts, for the greater good.
From the most knitting-related purchase to craft-related home decoration, here is what I bought:
Well, yarn, yarn and more yarn, straight from Loop shelves! From left to right, top to bottom:
a)Bright blue baby alpaca chunky (a fave of mine) from Misti Alpaca, a brand I had never heard of. How was I supposed to resist this huge, supersoft skein?
b)Two Blue Sky Alpaca Gold Dust Metallico skeins (I also have a thing for golden yarn, but I will be coming back on this pretty soon), half alpaca half silk, that is top quality yarn, with which I plan to make a shoulderette.
c)Tosh Sock yarn from Madelinetosh, a brand I had never heard of either. Sounds like someone is making a first foray into sock knitting really soon!
And there, some books:
To be honest, I hardly buy any craft book – I think the Internet has an amazing range of patterns, and it also allowed some avid knitters to launch their own patterns, so I usually pick up my patterns on the Web.
But one may sometimes make exceptions:
My Crochet Doll by Isabelle Kessedjan is an amazing book to make lovely amigurumi dolls.
(Ok, I might have been influenced by the supersweet pictures)
Creative Cabling from Debbie Bliss has gorgeous patterns:
This great jumper will hopefully be mine in the next couples of weeks.
Lastly, I quite enjoy buying vaguely craft-related vintage stuff, and Camden Passage was the right place to shop.
The picture caption says “Porter! Stop the train! I left my wool in it” (1915). 4£
(Rabone ruler, Moore&Wright callipers – only the vintage bobbins are from Portobello Market). 25£ for everything!