Even if you are a man with a stick.
I have been a bit naughty this week. With the promise of my bonus next Tuesday and an early finish I have been doing a ickle bit of shopping. Oops.
I did a little ebay shopping at the weekend, well in fact I bid on a couple of things last week never expecting to win them. However 4 balls of Noro Kureyon, two in the shade of my Booga Bag and two in shade 40 (blues, greens and brown) arrived for a song. Also from ebay were the beautiful stitch markers Stacey made. I love them. So much so, on Wednesday after work I went to investigate a shop I had heard tales of in Covent Garden. I walked their from work, as Bank station was closed and I decided I needed the exercise. I was cold and tired by the time I arrived but boy, I was not disappointed. I came out armed with beads galore and some other stitch marker making goodies.
Here are my first attempts. After that I couldn't resist a little trip to John Lewis. I was shocked to find that they actually had some stock, usually when I go it is packed with people and there are about 3 balls of wool on the shelves. Anyway, I have decided to make a version of the Wild Stripes Blanket from Knitty for my friend Cath's baby (due at the end of May). She wanted something bright, and this sure fits the bill. I have been admiring pictures of it on other blogs and have decided it is the right option.
Here are the colours I will be using. I need to plan out what colours to use where, but there is plenty of time yet.
The other thing I bought was some more Noro Kureyon for another Booga Bag. This time it is planned as a thank you present to Kate for the print of her latest artwork she is doing for me. I think these colours are perfect for her as she spent the entire weekend wearing green and/or mustard.
Work on the sock is going well. Only 2 more rows till the toe shaping. All knitted on the train/tube/bus. They are really commuter socks. Photos tomorrow maybe.
The Clapotis now has 4 dropped stitches, it was nearly 5 but I got too engrossed in E.R. tonight and had to put it down. Time for bed me thinks, my last day of 5.30am wake up calls for 5 weeks. It really hasn't been anywhere as bad as I thought it would be. Fence painting this weekend, keep your fingers crossed for better weather than we've had today. It was snowing earlier.