As I planned, I went to see Mel from Stranded in Oz. She is just such a wonderful dyer and she has a stall at a funny little market in Port Adelaide, where we also bought a whole lot of very bad ties.
I bought a couple of skeins of a very Jen colour to try to make Lettuce again. Like the original Malabrigo I knit this in, it's a laceweight singles yarn, but such a stunning, strong colour.
I bought some black Tofutsies for Leon
Some dark green sock yarn - also for Leon,
And Mel gave me a hank of pretty, pretty, pretty, which I will make socklets out of. It was part of a hank hunt (?) - but I'm still unclear about what was going on, and why I won this hank. Apparently it's because I picked it up, but I picked up every other hank in the stall too. I'm a very tactile person! Anyway, it's pretty, I love it and thanks Mel.
After I had bought all the things, Mel recommended a wonderful veggie place around the corner where we got lovely crunchy salady lunch. A very satisfying end to a very satisfying shopping trip.