knitting

Shiny New Things!

So this years Halloween party has been postponed so I don’t have my finished costume to show just yet…bah!

So in other news, it was my birthday not so long ago and I was lucky enough to receive some vouchers and cash to spend on some lovely knitting goodies so I have been having fun shopping 🙂 Here are some of my favourite purchases.

First  off my lovely new knitting notebook. I found this in Paperchase and I couldn’t resist it, and it’s perfect handbag size too!

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Not that I need ANY new yarn whatsover, but this one was an absolute bargain in a Wednesday flash sale at Made by Ewe. Its a gorgeous Jillybean Yarn in the Misty Moor colourway of blues, turquoise, heather and purple. 60% Bluefaced Leicester and 40% seacell. Not sure what I am going to make out of it yet but am very excited to have it in my stash to think about!

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This next squishy beauty is from Great British Yarns and it’s a Nunoco yarn in the Rose colourway. In a previous post I shared a photo of some pretty pink flowers as I loved the combination of the pinks and greens – this yarn will be perfect for a summer project…I am thinking a shawl or wrap for holiday next year…

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Next is the purchase I am over the moon with – a complete set of Knitpro Interchangable needles!! Hot from the Post Office this morning these have been on my wish list for soooo long. I can’t wait to cast on with these later 🙂

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I also treated myself to some pretty new stitch markers.

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And my final purchase was a book. I was a bit skeptical about this one as I have so many knitting books already, did I really need another one? But after reading the rave reviews on Amazon and hearing others recommend it also I tool the plunge and placed my order for this:

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And I am so pleased I did! This book is absolutely brilliant, full of clear photograhs and step-by-step explanations it covers pretty much everything you would ever need to know about knitting from beginner to advanced – there are 23 cast-on methods explained alone! It’s official – I have found my new knitting bible 🙂