.... and I'm off!! Well hopefully, if the ferry sails on Tuesday and the Ullapool - Aviemore road is passable! So I thought I would give you one last post of 2009. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures of finished projects as I am worried that people may actually read this blog and spot their Christmas presents so instead I will give you some yummy yarn that is in my stash:
All this wool came from the fabulous Kemps Wool Shop. This is an online store I use (although it does have a bricks and mortar shop) which has fantastic prices and excellent shipping times. Can't reccommend it enough. The first yarn on the left is 10 50g balls of Patons Washed Haze Aran in Gray that I will be using for a tank top for he who pays. The middle yarn is another 10 50g balls of Patons Washed Haze Aran but in Teal this time and I will be using that for a sweater for Eldest Child. And the third yarn is 5 50g balls of Patons Diploma Gold DK in a denim blue colour that I will be using for a sweater for little1. This entire order including postage came to under £23 which is excellent in my opinion. Seriously, check out this store.
And this is the year of the COLD SHEEP people. Nope, I haven't decided to shear sheep in December but 2010 is the year I knit only from stash!! I know, shock horror but it's happening. I have a lot of really quality yarns in my stash but I also have a fair amount of cheap acrylic that squeaks when it's knitted that I bought for knitting toys from. So I've decided that this year I will knit those toys and stamp down my stash to make room for some beautiful hand dyed yarns from independent sellers in 2011.
And finally, it's perfect weather for knitters.
Yes, it's cold here on the rock in the Atlantic and so I intend to hunker on down for the weekend with some tea, mince pies and knitting. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!