Thursday was last day of school for my 7 yr old - she graduated from 1st grade, so we went out for ice cream to celebrate (you can see pics on my daily blog). After ice cream I commented that I might like to pop to the LYS before we head home - Kristen was more than happy to go (because they have a basket of toys that she likes to play with!). I didn't need anything in particular (when do you ever?) but I came away with a few good buys that I thought I'd share with you.
First off this 'Lama Mohair' was on sale. At 50% off it was only $4 a skein. I had in mind to try the 'Spook' pattern with it and I've already cast on! I can see me now with a brown cami underneath it in the fall, with jeans and my brown boots on :-) If it turns out ok that is - and if it doesn't. . . . .well it's only $12 I wasted! It was THIS that urged me to try it, (I think Amanda's Spook for her daughter turned out beautiful) and when I coincidently got the pattern in my Simply Knitting magazine I knew I'd try it sooner or later. I must say though, it is the weirdest yarn to knit with, feels like I'm knitting a cobweb!
I also bought some Cascade Eco Wool. I recently bought the One Skein 101 Designer book but I have no wool in my stash (if you can believe that), I have a very poor stash :( So I bought this to put to one side for when I want to do something quick.
And then there was the Rowan Big Wool on sale, again 50% off. I recently saw this pattern again over at Susan's blog, so I bought the yarn to make myself a pair of mitts (or they might end up in the gift box, ya never know).
And with that, I'm going off to knit - it's a nice quiet Saturday afternoon around here!