I’m one of those really sad people who gets ridiculously excited about getting post. My neighbours have an Airedale Terrior who has a really loud bark, and I have even learnt to distinguish the ‘postman bark’ from any other passer-by! Upon hearing said bark, I will race to the door like a loon and eagerly await anything that might come through our letter box! The only down side of exciting post is that it often involves money to provide parcels…something that students never have a lot of!
However, this week I decided to treat myself and here is what the postman has brought me!
My first order was for seven balls of Debbie Bliss Amalfi in Apple Green. I bought it from Black Sheep Wools (.com) where it was reduced from £4.50/ball to just £2.25/ball! I just couldn’t pass this offer up, especially as I have been looking for the ideal yarn to make this blanket…
I fell in love with this design when I saw it and it seemed like a great way to use up the fabric that I have left over from my appliqué projects! The tutorial is available here: http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/2012/01/tutorial-kaffe-fusion-blanket.html
Upon measuring out my fabric for the blanket, I discovered that I needed three more different fabrics to complete it, so I bought one from eBay that I had had my eye on for a while…
I love the newspaper print style of this fabric, combined with the flowers…I was just waiting for a reason to buy it! I am still two fabrics short, but once I have been paid again, I will be raiding My Fabric House (.co.uk) as I always love the fabrics that they sell!
Finally, my last little treat that I bought for myself was from Whitby. Although this one didn’t come through the post, I can’t resist showing you it!
I bought myself a ball of King Cole Galaxy DK in Fuchsia, simply because I loved the colour, and it has sequins in the yarn! I have taken a close up but unfortunately my camera refused to focus on the sequins 😦
Although I had no idea what I was going to use it for, I knew that I couldn’t leave without it! When I got home, I looked through my favourites on Ravelry and found this scarf, which is ideal but (you guessed it) will require another ball! Back to Whitby it is then…
However, the design is technically for a shawl, but I prefer it worn as a scarf so maybe I can get away with making it smaller? Probably not but we’ll see what happens!