Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Birthday is Almost Over


Okay so my birthday was actually way back in April but I am still enjoying one of my presents.  When asked what I wanted for my birthday I really had no idea.  Then I decided that maybe some vouchers for our new LYS Holland Road Yarn Company would be good because as mentioned yesterday I have been more or less on a yarn diet while on maternity leave.  You cannot imagine how excited I was to find out that I had a rather large stash of vouchers to spend and now that I have almost run out of credit I thought I would show off what I have purchased.  
My first purchase was a couple of days after my birthday and I came home with the fabulous book of Sock yarn One-Skein Wonders and we all know I have plenty of skeins of sock yarn that I need inspiration for, plus the gorgeous Chloe cardigan pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting to make for Miss M.
Next up was some Cascade Superwash in a gorgeous aqua color that I needed for a test knit I was doing for Miss M.  And while I was there Tash managed to twist my arm to take home a skein of devine Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in the Cherry colourway.
The Cascade became this...

And the Scrumptious Lace will either become one of these patterns for me :-)
Scrumptious Lace in Cherry
Laar by Gudrun Johnston
Wray by Lily Kate France
My next purchase was more Fyberspates Scrumptious this time in Sport weight in Sky colourway.  I adore this yarn, it is a merino/silk blend and so soft with a lovely sheen to it.  I also grabbed some stitch markers in case you were wondering what else was in the picture.

The Sky Scrumptious I think will one day turn into one of these.
Pioneer by kBomb
Finally I have splurged a bit since Tash started stocking buttons by Buttons By Benji, I love them so much.

And I used some of them on this bolero for Miss M.

Now who could think of a more awesome birthday present than that?

3 comments:

  1. Lovely presents!! All those beautiful coloured yarns. I wish I could knit!

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