Thursday, March 29, 2007

Socks and bargains

I finished my march sockamonth socks last night and I'm wearing them today. They are very comfy and soft. I bought the koigu for these when I was in Utah in September



I spent a good part of yesterday tidying up my spare bedroom/sewing room. I started tidying up my cross stitch stash and I now want to start lots of new projects. But I'm trying to be good so I didn't.

Today I wasn't so good. I found out recently that Fraser's in Glasgow has a yarn department. I knew that they used to have one which also had cross stitch supplies many years ago but I thought it shut about 10 years ago. I've been meaning to visit it the last couple of times I was in Glasgow and finally I did today. It was a very good time to visit as they had a sale on with 20% off quite a few yarns.
Here's the haul


There's some felted tweed in a purple colour which I think will become Ivy and some Tapestry in greys which I think might become a scarf and some kidsilk night because its pretty and will make some sort of lacy thing. I was chatting to the assistant whilst she was ringing it up and we were discussing how much of a bargain the felted tweed was. She asked what I was planning for it and I explained about the knitty pattern. She hadn't heard of knitty but she thought it was a great idea. I also shared a couple of other links so I think she might be in for some surfing and shopping.

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments about the framing. Jim, my framer, is a lovely and talented man and he loves framing cross stitch. I stitched something for him a couple of years ago as a thank you and I think another thank you cross stitch will be happening at some point. It will probably have to wait a while as my dad has asked that I stitch him a Buddha design. Its the same design that I stitched for his Buddhism teacher and its shades of brown. Whilst its beautiful, the thought of stitching it again is a little trying. He rarely asks for anything to be stitched and appreciates how much work it takes. I just need to find the pattern in the stash mountain lol.

10 comments:

stitcherw said...

What pretty new yarn stash, and your socks turned out great, what fun colors.

Good luck on the stitching. It is great that he wants a stitched piece and will appreciate it. However, it is not to much fun to have to do a pattern twice unless it is one that is really calling to you to do it.
Sue

Seahorse said...

Love the socks!

Your stash haul is great - fantastic colours!

ollie1976 said...

pretty yarn!

Karoline said...

Lovely socks Paula and the stash wool is gorgeous

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Beautiful socks, Paula. All your framed finishes are lovely, too. How nice to have a framer friend.

Nicola said...

The socks are gorgeous! I love the colourway and pattern.

Good luck with stitching for your dad, it's nice to stitch for someone who really appreciates all the work you put in.

catandturtle said...

Your socks are awesome! They look so warm. Ann

TutleyMutley said...

Admiring glances at stash - and yet another pair of socks in Koigu. It's such a popular yarn - but I'm still wary of knitting in 100% wool. Doesn't it wear out quicker? They look great, by the way.

Anonymous said...

The socks are gorgeous! Cross stitch

MysteryKnitter said...

The socks are awesome! The new stash is awesome!