Sunday, 3 May 2009

Yarn, and some more

Someone was asking to see what yarn I had acquired this week. It has been a very long time since I have bought yarn in these quantities, so it seems very strange. I think though, I will be staying away from yarn shops for a little while.

This arrived Wednesday and only cost me £36. This came from Readicut and were their pot luck packs. They came with several free patterns too, so quite a bargain. Apart from the top pack, I know exactly what I am going to be doing with these.
Then on Friday, this bag appeared.
This is also full of yarn that was in the sale, down to 69p per ball instead of £2.29 and £2.99.

This pink one is appropriately named Party and I am knitting a girls coat. It's not the easiest of yarn to knit with, but it will be lovely and warm. It comes up really thick. The body is shaped, so should look lovely when sewn up. I had a fun time at John Lewis yesterday morning. It was only an hour, but it brought back the memories of when I first learned to crochet when I was about 8. I also had a practice at doing rows. This was new to me so hopefully, I can progress from blanket squares and going in rounds to actually making something. Time will tell, but at least there are two places I can go if I get stuck and need some help. Here is a picture of what I accomplished in my hour.

While at John Lewis, I bought some fabric. I now have all I need to do my applique baby quilt. Hopefully I can get at least the top done this week.

J got to go out yesterday afternoon and I did my bit of knitting in the evening. It didn't last long though because this week has been so busy and I was tired. Early night for me. So here's to today and hopefully there will be plenty of stitching and knitting going on. Just have to decide which.

14 comments:

Lula said...

crochet looks good. And the yarn... gorgeous colours

Gaynor said...

I see Peru!!! What sort and shade is it lol?? Lovley buys and the crochet looks fantastic.

zetor said...

Your crocheting is so good after one lesson. I like the look of that wool, especially the one on the bottom? purple. I love purple at the moment.

Wasn't that a line in a book/poem 'when I am old I will wear purple', oh well another birthday is coming!!! Yikes.

Rudee said...

One day soon, I'll take a crochet class. The pink yarn is beautiful, but it looks like a boucle yarn. That will be difficult to work with. Since stitch patterns get lost in the yarn, it's easy to get away with something very plain. I love the flecks of color.

Elena said...

I am so glad that you had some fun time at crochet meeting!
Love the texture and soft colors of your pink yarn!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, I see you have been shopping. Love all that yarn but I really really love the Party colors for the knitted coat. They are gorgeous. I will look forward to seeing the finished coat. Hugs Judy

Karan said...

Now that is a rather nice haul & the pink piece looks lovely, looking forward to seeing that completed. Glad you enjoyed the crochet class - nice going after 1 lesson. :0)

TattingChic said...

What pretty yarn! :)

Terry said...

Your yarn all looks so lovely! The pink is very colorful! :0)

Annie said...

Beautiful yarns. I can see you will be crocheting up a storm in no time!

Sandy said...

Your yarns are yummy, Jane. I especially like the pink...the one for the coat. Can't wait to see that done. I crochet, but haven't done any in awhile. Thanks for your sweet comment about my "finish".

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, look at all that pretty yarn! Nice score :) And the crochet looks great, too!

averyclaire.org said...

I love all the yarn. Only a true knitter would buy that much yarn. And my guess is that VERY soon you will have it all used up!!! And yes, love those boys and the trouble they get into!

Sue said...

A lovely addition to your stash! A bonus knowing what you want to do with it as well. Your crocheting looks terrific....I got as far as making a foundation chain in the lesson I had. lol