On Saturday was the day I've been waiting for awhile - Get Knitted's
Grand Opening of their new shop. As you may know, they are a great UK online shop, that had an open day once a month.
Their new shop is fantastic - huge with a large range of yarns. The yarn is displayed by manufacturer's, so all Rowan is together, all Noro, etc. which I think is a great way of doing it. The shop had a couple of sofas, a workshop area, and kids' play area.
I saw Trekking sock yarn for the first time, after reading about it on blogs, and hearing about it on podcasts, and the new Collinette Jitterbug. The Jitterbug had such beautiful, vibrant colours, but I managed to resist it! I think I will treat myself to a skin before I leave though. I might give myself a goal - like finish two pairs of socks - before I buy it.
But I did end up buying a few things. I had intended to buy Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet
and a skein of sock yarn with money from my birthday. I bought 3 skeins of yarn - 2 skeins of trekking in colours 28( mostly dark colours, with random bright reds, oranges, pinks and purples in very short repeats) and 184 (lovely blues and greens in longer repeats) and 1 Opal in happy colours (yellow, fuscia, orange and turquoise).
Lastly, I got another pair of Addi Turbo circulars in 2.5mm so I can have two socks on Turbos at a time!
The Trekking 184 is for The Boy, he picked it out himself (he was a very good boy, and behaved himself while I was looking at yarn). I've already cast on the Timberline Toes, it is a simple pattern, but with new ways of doing the heel and toe, so it should be fun.
The Rosedale is going well - have almost finished both sleeves, and can then start the body. It is going pretty fast, especially since I have also started knitting Le slouch
in Debbie Bliss cashmerino. It feel so nice, but I think it is looking a little too big. I know that's kinda the point... I'll finish it off and see how it looks.