OK, the yarn made me do it. It tied me up in it’s loveliness. It seduced me with the spectrum of “me” colours. It blinded me so much that I barely noticed the price per ball.
I was that gauche woman in the corner (yes I was actually in the corner) at the Dayleford Craft Experience, who was knitting when everyone else (and I do mean everyone else) was sewing! The crazy thing is that I am not really a knitter – I’m an occasional scarf-only lady. I visited Purl Palace the night before, and I got the wanties, aaaaannnnd there was champagne on offer. It tipped me over the edge, and I found myself the owner of some sparkly needles (number 7’s) and divine Noro Yarn. Silk Garden Chunky, in colour 6, for those that are interested. 45% silk, 45% kid mohair and 10% lambs wool.
Luckily Melly knows me – so she was not offended. Jodie and I had met before, so she excused me, and all my sewing NOTYQ Guild friends were too happy to care. I just hope Anette didn’t take it the wrong way. All the designer’s things were super lovely, but I was just enchanted by the yarn. In my defense, I did buy it from Zoe – one of the organisers, and Merrilyn seemed to friendly to be cross. Everyone at out table agreed – it was the best organsied sewing day out, and the venue was wonderful, food=yummy and lighting=perfect – topped off by fantastic, massive smarties on every table.
I did end up buying just a little pile (or two) of fabrics on Saturday, as we visited 5 patchwork shops in the region (two in Gisborne, One in Kynton and two in Daylesford). The two purple fabrics above are old favourites that I bought last year, and have since used up.
This floral (above) is another old favorite I have just used up. When I bought it last year, I was tempted to buy enough to make a skirt – so this year I did. It is going to have chocolate brown trim.
I found some more fabrics that tone in with the Amy Butler floral, that will be going in my quilt.
Tomorrow I will show you the test blocks I sewed up, that I am hoping to use in my design. Have you let loose with any fabric, or yarn purchases lately, like me?