Sunday, 18 October 2009

Well it wasn't my fault!

John really should have known better!
Why what did he do?
Well we were in Liverpool and he said that I should pop into Abakhan to see if they sold the Patons shadow tweed I needed to finish my cardigan. I only need one ball. Well they didn't have it. In fact they don't appear to have any Patons yarns. But they did have this:

And it is very soft and beautiful colours. Just right for a warm, snuggly winter hat and scarf.
So I bought 6 balls.
But it was a bargain at only £1.99 per ball.
Well would you have resisted?
I think I had definitely better search online for the elusive ball of shadow tweed.
And I better whisper this..........I went to our local yarn shop for the same reason and didn't come away emptyhanded. I just happened to need a couple of skeins from there too. Really. They just shouldn't be so appealing. Patons colour 4 me pure wool in fantastic shades:

And another thing, they're always worth getting if they are in danger of becoming homeless aren't they? So a couple of skeins of Mirasol T'ika have come my way courtesy of a GP mama:

The same mama has some lovely Araucania she is hoping to rehome too and I am imagining the lovely warm woolies I could make for my boys with that. But which shade to go for? I will get back to that question tomorrow as I am sure she is fed up of waiting for my reply. Trying desperately to restrain myself from asking for both!!!

OK who's interested in setting up a yarnbuyers anonymous? I fear my addiction is becoming out of control!


shell said...

I love Twilleys wool, just gorgeous.

And that T'ika - you beat me this time ;-)

Shazronnie said...

I went into a wool shop today, and bought 3 lovely balls of lilac cotton (and a pattern for a summer top for dd) that I really didn't need! If you find the YA meeting let me know...

spicyapplepie said...

Oh this wool is simply gorgeous, and what a great price! Can't wait to see what you do with it!