Monday, March 18, 2013

What I bought in Adelaide

A quick hello, as I'm back from Adelaide and back to everyday life. I planned to blog yesterday but we were exhausted. Leon and I do tend to take the kind of holidays that mean we need to catch up on sleep afterwards! We saw loads of great shows, stayed out late and generally had an all around good time. But I know you don't want to know about that, you want to know what I knit and what I bought. I've only got a minute, so today I'll tell you about my shopping.
 
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.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot tell you how much i love that you guys buy a colour and think of me :)
    so pretty!
    glad you had a good time in my home town too :)

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