Friday, 3 October 2008

Spending my money at Bury Market yet again!





I went up to Bury today to the Wool Shop get another ball of the white that I have run out of for the granny square shawl. I decided to buy 2 balls so that I could use the white again possibly for another shawl. I must be a glutton for punishment as I absolutely HATE sewing in all the tails of wool. I spend most of last night sewing up and still have only darned about half of them in. SIGH!

I also picked up 2 crochet hooks as I must scatter hooks around whenever I go anywhere. I start off with 2 or 3 of each size and manage to lose them over the course of a few months. It's a good job that I don't really like the expensive hooks isn't it? I also picked up 2 rings of glass headed pins to use with my blocking boards.

On the way back to the tram my feet took me towards the market. I had to buy some meat and the fish and meat market just happens to be right next to the wool stall so of course I had to take a peek. I managed to get 2 bargain bags of double knit in 2 shades of pink that will no doubt finish up for the Breast Cancer raffle.

I picked up 2 balls of James C Brett Marble Chunky ( I absolutely LOVE this yarn) The pink one will probably finish up at the raffle but I am going to make a hat for a friend who has Breast Cancer and is about to undergo a course of chemo and so possibly lose her hair. This wool is lovely and soft so would not irritate if her scalp was tender. I know that she likes autumnal colours so I hope that she will like the colour I have chosen.

I also called in the newsagents in Bury as my local shop has closed down and bought a copy of Woman's Weekly Knitting and Crochet special. I had seen a copy at the Noras Knit Out on Sunday that Sylvia had bought and decided to buy one. There are a couple of patterns in there that I think I will make. There is a knitted chunky cabled cardigan in it that might be what my niece is looking for. Also a nice crochet blanket and cardigan plus a cute baby set with a motif edging.

I just love my crochet patterns, Anyone who knows me well knows this and points me in the general direction of any new ones. I do like knitting books but get really excited with anything that has crochet in it.

I am off now to darn in a few more ends - sigh - and then use the white wool to finish off the shawl.

2 comments:

Zuleika said...

You got yet another great yarn haul from Bury! They need to start paying you for advertising for them. lol
I absolutely love that chunky wool, it looks so soft and cozy and the colors are right up my alley. I think your friend will love the hat!

Have fun with those ends! ;-)

Kathy said...

It's good that you got out and about. How's your knee treating you?

I love your purchases. The pink is just lovely and the others make me drool as well.