Monday, January 6, 2014

Yarny acquisitions.......

How is your day going? I hope all you lovely people in the Northern Hemisphere are staying warm and cosy, I have seen on the news that the weather is pretty extreme at the moment, it's hard to imagine such cold here, although today is fairly ordinary here too, windy and cool, not summer like at all!

I haven't told you much about our holiday before Christmas have I?
Well, there were a few things I thought might be interesting to put on here, one of them being a little yarny purchase I made along our travels.

One of the benefits of doing a road trip as opposed to flying is that you get to stop wherever you like along the way.  We were driving through Brisbane on our way home and I was able to stop at Tangled Yarns, a lovely yarn shop in the city, I'd love my little shop to end up like this one, colourful and full of gorgeous inspiring yarn and book and magazines, pretty much yarn nirvana!  I had seen this shop mentioned in blogs and wanted to check it out myself, and I am glad I did.

Anyway, I bought a few skeins of Ultra Pima cotton by Cascade, such a beautiful range of colours, it was hard to limit myself, but I managed!  
It was a fairly speedy stop over, ( I had the all boys waiting (im)patiently for me in the car),  so I didn't get to spend too much time browsing through all the different yarns,  but I could tell it was a great shop! this is the collection of colours I chose......

.......lovely cool shades.......

....and some nice bright warm shades too.........

.......I think these combos look good together..........

......and this nice combination of cool and warm could work well too.

I am having fun thinking of things I could make with this yarn.
This year I am planning to attend some markets with my Little Woollie Makes, and I think I'll make some things from this cotton to that end, I'm planning a little series of spotty washclothes and maybe a bag for my laptop.  One thing for sure, they will involve quite a few colours! :)

Now that I have felt the Ultra Pima in my hands, I would really like to stock it in my shop.  
One of the things I'd like to do this year is source some more lovely yarns for the shop, and this one would be up there near the top. I think it would be a very versatile yarn, used for pretty much anything!
I'm going to be saving hard to make this happen!

Anyway, it is always exciting to add to the yarn stash, don't you think, and I am super happy with my new colours!

Has your yarn stash grown over the holidays?

Talk soon!



  1. Very pretty colors indeed... Happy New Years to you :)

  2. Gorgeous candy, flossy colours. Looks like you have some creative fun in store!

  3. Hi Jules,
    Pretty, pretty colours! lovely to look at on a dark morning. Here unfortunately we stay warm.... It's between 10-13 degrees Celsius which are usually the temps of spring... Let's hope for a little snow soon and a some 'real' winter weather.

  4. Loving all that colour...Mmm blues and greens!!

  5. Great yarn. I was given two skeins of 4ply natural dyed yarn in a green colour made by juniper berries. Very nice, so I am looking for a shawl pattern but I have a picnic blanket to bust first. So cold here... Jo x

  6. Gorgeous, happy new yarn and year Ms Woollie!!
    I cannot wait to see what those delicious colours become.
    At least it's freezing enough to be perfect woollie weather.

  7. Those colours are just gorgeous. How on earth did you limit yourself, I don't think I could. Looking forward to seeing what you make this year.
    Anne xx

  8. As soon as I saw the first picture I knew it was Cascade Ultra Pima - my absolute favourite yarn. It's so lovely to crochet with - the best. I buy mine from Yarn Glorious Yarn in Brisbane, and last year bought some from Knitty City in Manhattan when I was there on holiday. I don't have that many pinks though, I'm jealous. I'd love if you stocked it, it would be great to buy it closer to home. :)

  9. Happy New Year! These colours are just so cool. I immediately had to look for that yarn online but I haven't found a place that sells it here in Germany or does ship to Germany yet. I guess I have to keep looking.

  10. Hello Jules
    Gorgeous colours and yarns - I too would be excited by that !
    Could you come and sell at a Market in Bath pleeeeeaaaaaassssseeeee ?
    I seriously covet your washcloths !
    Have a good week,
    Kate x

  11. Hi Jules,

    Never seen someone who bought THAT amount of yarn in one place at one time.
    And making me rather jealous.
    Colours are purrrrr fect (hear me purring)

    Suppose we are going to see lots of new creations very soon.


  12. Hi! Happy New Year to you and your family! Lovely colours. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with them! Kiss

  13. Well here's a heart skipping post, these colours are wonderful! :) x

  14. wow - those colours are amazing!!!

  15. Hi there! First time at your lovely blog! :) Such beautiful new colors of yarn you got!! I just got few new ones the other day too, before our big snow storm hit. Hope you have a happy new week! xx Holly

  16. I love going to yarn shops when I'm away, it's like an extra bonus! Love the colours you got, they make me think of summer which here in England feels very far away! X

  17. I love yarn shopping on holiday. I also have to keep myself away from that yarn store. Those colours and that yarn looks good enough to eat.

  18. You pick the bestest colors in the world! Wish I could get my hands on Color Works here in the US. I am so glad I found your blog and all your beautiful creations. You are SO inspiring!


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