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!
....so 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?