Thursday, July 05, 2007

oh noes


Not sure quite how that happened. I had to go to the opticians and somehow got sucked into the John Lewis haberdashery department sale on the way home. Which is unexpectedly copious - usually there are just a couple of partially unravelled balls of Biggy Print languishing unloved in the bargain bin, but this time there is loads of stuff. Before I know it I am scrabbling wildly, like a kid floundering in a ball pool, and seem to have scooped up an armful of Debbie Bliss Cathay. Well it was only £1.60 a ball, and a half-arsed mental metreage calculation reveals 5 balls should be enough for the Drop stitch lace tank in Fitted knits. 8 ding for a nice new top isn't bad... and at least I'll have something to do with my hands again now while I watch telly, apart from picking dreadlocks / brambles / small animals out of the dog's fur. I got a couple of spare balls in case i decide to do something crazy like add sleeves... my upper arms aren't the most attractive things in the world so it may be for the best...

3 comments:

Beth said...

I love Cathay, I am knitting the turtleneck vest out of that book with it, and it's coming out nicely. That's a really good price for it.

CatR said...

Ace - thanks for the heads up. Now to get there and be decisive...

Mary-Lou said...

It seems to be a magical thing that happens when you see the words 'yarn' and 'sale' together in one sentence - don't know how it happens but you go in just to take a look and the next thing you know you're queuing up at the till with balls of yarn bouncing to the floor all around you! I have to say that it looks like you were very restrained in your purchases, and certainly much better behaved than me :)