Please! ban me from wool shops and their sales!
Four of us went over to the Black Sheep Wool sale yesterday - they sell luxury yarns at HUGE discounts, and yesterday there was and extra 25% off - so what chance did I stand?
Actually, I was very very restrained - not by ropes and chains, just the overdraft! and like a true thrifty person NOT - convinced myself that I needed to buy one of every colour of this gorgeous cotton/linen mix for my wavy crochet blanket, still, they were only 75p a ball so.....
My niece who came with us almost had to blind fold me and frog march me away from the place - and my mother ended up buying a mountain of some Japanese Merino/cashmere yarn with no bands on them because they had been reduced from £8 per 25g to 75p - she has no idea what she is going to make, but what a bargain! - I love how us women can pretty much justify all our spending!
I also treated myself to some more natural colours for my first granny squares - to say I only learned to crochet last Monday I am quite pleased with these, they are a bit baggy, slightly wonky, and 3 different sizes - but it kept me entertained while Mr Fig was off on a boy's own camping adventure with his friends, and baby Fig was stopping at the "we're not going out together" boyfriends (?)
I have been meaning to stop and take a photo of this tree for YEARS now - finally as I was driving past the other day there was a parking spot nearby, no people, the sun was shining, no one was with me, and I had my camera!