Monday, 3 May 2010

but I really NEEDED more wool!

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!

If you look closely the tree has both pink blossom and white - half and half! It is probably the result of a graft many years ago, but I think it is still pretty cool!


13 comments:

Cheap2Chic said...

I smiled at your mum's justification of the wool being a bargain! It reminds me of my mum, many years ago she bought a pair of shoes, they were the wrong size but they were a bargain!!

Lovely wool by the way x

Deborah said...

Wow super bargains, well done! The crochet squares are fab! I have been crocheting for about two weeks and it does get "neater" with practice! Enjoy your bank hol monday x

CraftyHelen said...

Love the wool - gorgeous colours!xx

Bluebell said...

Great bargains and loving the colours. No matter how hard I try, I justy can't crochet and I'm always rather envious of anyone that can!

x

KC'sCourt! said...

For someone who has only just leart to crochet those sqar are excelent! Lovely colours you bought.
Julie xxxxxx

Frugal Life UK said...

now i have total wool envy! this is when i wish i didn't have to be so frugal and had a bit of money to make things - ho hum, my day will come

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Those colors are to die for! What a bargain. Can't wait to see what you do with all of it. I think your granny squares look good too! I'm also just learning and am embarking on a granny square aphgan at the moment (I'm sure it will also be a bit wonky - but that's OK). time will tell... anyway, love that wool. You are a lucky lady to have found such a good buy! Have a lovely day. :)

Sarah said...

That wool was a great bargain. I've only just learnt to crochet and am nowhere near getting pretty little granny squares like yours!
x

topchelseagirl said...

Those balls of wool are gorgeous colours and what a bargain!

VIVI said...

blog walking =]

the wool are colourful!
nice photo =D

MitziMakes said...

Oooh such bargains! What lovely colours and cotton/linen mix! Im super jealous!! I must visit that wool shop on my travels one day!

Louise said...

I don't knit or crochet, but I do like that wool. The colours are really lovely. I had noticed the different coloured blossom on that tree. It is very unusual! x

Pooch Morning Glory said...

awesome wool ! i love how many colours you chose, like all of them
i just started knitting squares for charity. its really fun. i have only made a few but i find tons of wool at thrift shops and yard sales.
so far, thats all i can knit. :)
cheers
~laura