Friday, May 25, 2007

Recent purchases

I had a few days leave from work last week and decided to visit a couple of reasonably local shops to stock up on supplies. Because I normally have to shop on a Saturday when these places are always so busy, I usually just rush in, grab what I need and out again. Well, roll on retirement is all I can say. All the shops I visited during the week are virtually empty and these two were no exception. Great fun. I managed to pick up loads of bits and pieces that I normally wouldn’t have bothered with!!!




Not being a traditional hand knitter I wasn’t really aware that there is such a huge selection of funky yarns available at the moment. A bit pricey I thought, but I couldn’t resist this little lot for a future project I have in mind.


This photograph shows a selection of some of the other stuff I picked up. All the pink bits are something I would normally steer clear of but Libby wants me to make her a journal to put all her special bits in, and its got to be pink of course!
The beads in the bottom left corner are actually decorated wooden ones, a very African feel to them. I had to have the Twinkling H20’s, I’ve heard a lot of people rave about these so wanted to try them for myself.
The best bargain by far were the heart shaped paper clips. There’s about 30 there altogether and all for £1 – and what will I do with them? Well, you never know, they might come in handy one day!



13 comments:

Sue B said...

A pretty decent haul I'd say! Love the funky yarns and those heart clips are cool. Are those flowers foam or paper?

neki desu said...

you can stamp, stamp and stamp to your heart's content with some of these goodies!

neki desu

Susan D said...

You have been a busy. There are some lovely wools about but a bit pricey as you say. Can't wait to see what you do with your haul.

Annica said...

Yummy yarns and beads and... These are a few of my favourite things! :-)

Carol said...

Wow! that was some shop! Love everything especially the funky yarns. It's great being retired and shopping during the week - I love it!

Now what are you going to do with the yarns?

Jacquelines blog said...

I wish I was there, I am very good in shopping :-) looks like you had a great time!

MargaretR said...

you did enjoy yourself Lynda.
I love those hearts too and I'm sure they will come in useful in many ways.

Micki said...

Looks like you struck the motherlode.

Dianne said...

Lots of yummy stuff there!! What a good shopping trip....

Doreen G said...

Now Lynda you sure did score some great stuff didn't you.
You will enjoy the H2os -I have some also and I love them.
And those funky fibres-- to die for.

Judy Rys said...

I don't knit much either, but it doesn't stop me from buying it! I love the colors and it does make great embellishments.
What is twinkling H20's? Is it beads or glitter in water??

Alis said...

Oh great haul!
You will have great fun with all that stash.

Angelcat said...

Oooh looks like you had a great shopping trip. Love the idea of those beautiful wooden beads you found I've no doubt they will make a beautiful embellishment for some future project.