Saturday, 21 June 2008
Bury Market - officially the best market in the UK
I braved the rain and armed only with my purse and trusty steed Ivy I went to Bury market. There are placards and streamers everywhere declaring that Bury market has been judged the best open market in the UK. It was thronging with people despite the rain.
I went to my stall called appropriately The Wool Stall to search out bargains. I am a cheap and cheerful kinda girl these days and whilst I do love the quality yarns my purse veers towards the other.
The ones I bought today were not the ones I went for. The thing about a market stall is that if you don't buy when you see the wool is gone the week after. I am happy with my purchases even if they are a substitution. The two packs were £5.99 each. The top pack yarn colours can be seen in more detail in the separate balls photo. I also bought 3 more balls of the lilac random James.C Brett that I had bought last week plus some balls of purple, lilac and olive green to incorporate into another shawl. 80p a ball for 100 grams. Of course it's acrylic and probably not good quality but it will be fine for a shawl. My total outlay was less than £20 so I am very happy.
The granny square shawl has now been crocheted together and is awaiting a border and fringe. The third picture is the nightmare one. I love making granny squares but it takes forever to darn in all of the tails! The first picture shows it pinned together without its half squares. The second shows close up of some of the squares plus the pins. For my next shawl I will try using circular plastic stitch markers or big paper clips as the safety pins entwined themselves into the wool and were a bit of a bugger to get out again.
I hope to get it finished off tonight if I don't get too bored with all the darning. To try and go back to do some more rows on the toe up socks - if the lure of my new wool doesn't grab me. I have decided no more trips to the market until after my op. The fish and meat market is another lure but I shall resist. Yeah right - Ha Ha - watch this space.