Morris and Sons (Tapestry Craft) has their sale on again. I wasn't going to indulge but surely I needed more Harmony needles? Why yes, I really did. Really, really did. I left home just before 9:00 today and was in the city at 9:30, thanks to a train which skipped some stations. Home again by 11:30 and that included a cup of coffee. I didn't look around much in the shop as I didn't want to be tempted too far.
I was surprised. I was the only customer in the shop when I arrived. When I left a few minutes later, one other had walked in. I had planned to go on Monday, but it was very wet, blowing a gale and quite cold here so I stayed inside. We even turned the heater on that night we were so chilly.
As can be seen from the photo I bought three sets of needles, 3.75 mm, 4.5 mm and 5.0 mm. I have a set of 4.5 mm already but seem to use them quite a bit so bought another lot. These cost $7.63 each, down from $10.90.
I've been making a little top for youngest granddaughter and using some Bendigo cotton which I already had. My plans were to knit entirely from stash during Blogtoberfest. However the top I'm making was just not working in what I had. So does it count if I buy more to replace something I had?? It will be put to use very shortly. It never even made it to the stash and the Bendigo cotton will be returned to stash. This particular lot seems ill-fated. I was making each of the girls little ballet cardigans. Two have been given and were liked. The third was to be made of this cotton. I've done one front. However, I made another cotton top for that little girl so started something for a Christmas present. My brain was totally fried with stress and a headache that day and I ripped it three times because I could not concentrate on the arrowhead yoke pattern. Since then I've struggled with it and it just wasn't working in my mind. I was tired of the pink, somewhat insipid.
This Jaipur cotton seems crisper and I think it will work better. It's certainly not insipid. It's shown here on my pink Moleskine knitting notebook. It has some zing and zest to it, and is a pinky, cerise colour. It will suit little Miss Blonde well. I might even get the yoke pattern right first time around, it's not difficult, just requires some concentration. The pattern is LLani by Katya Frankel here. The pattern covers sizes 2-12. This cotton was also $7.63/ball.