I’ve been a bit naughty the last couple of weeks – despite being on a strict budget I’ve been buying yarn……I didn’t mean to it just sort of happened…….what I will say is that I’m not disappointed by my purchases.
Firstly, the gorgeous Loop London had a sale last weekend, they had Malabrigo Sock at just £9 a skein and well it would have been foolish not to stock up on what is definitely my favorite yarn for shawls……I resisted the temptation for another skein of teracotta (the most beautiful orange yarn you’ll ever meet) and went for three alternative gorgeous shades, Ochre, Violeta Africana and Azules. Strangely I really like the look of the three shades together and had a sudden urge to knit some sort of fair ilse sweater vest………which probably isn’t a good idea so maybe they’re more destined to become socks or shawls…..
Secondly, I treated myself to The Yarn Yards Small Skein Society (SSS) Subscription. I have been wanting to join a sock yarn subscription for ages but hadn’t found one that you didn’t have to pay for in advance, something I just couldn’t stretch to, and I wasn’t sure i’d really use up 100g skeins that quickly! The SSS is 50g skeins and works on a monthly rolling subscription so you can opt in and out at any point.
What is extra special about the SSS is that for an extra couple of pounds you can order your yarn subscription to come with ChocOnnaStick a must for any hot chocolate or just chocolate in general fan, a subscription with yarn AND chocolate – what could be better!!!
Anyway – after all the naughty-ness last night a perfect opportunity arose for a little bit of kindness. A lovely Ravely member contacted me about some leftover yarn that I had in my stash wondering whether she might be able to purchase it off me as she was short for her project. I was more than happy to help and suggested rather than giving me money she could give a little donation to charity – which she kindly agreed to do so I’ve packaged the yarn up ready to post this week! How Exciting!
Lots of love