Saturday, 16 January 2010

Yarn Sale

Hi All, I've finally managed to upload my yarn photos. :)

I didn't intend to go to the John Lewis yarn sale over the holidays, but we were meeting some friends for dim sum near Bond Street and it was so cold that we decided to popped into John Lewis to keep warm. We had a few minutes so I thought I'd check out the yarn section, and it was the first day of the sale and boy did they have some gorgeous yarn. There were many people loading trolleys full of yarn and they were reduced to half price. I managed to squeeze into a small space and the Rowan lady passed me some Rowan Big Wool which were reduce to £3.50 each. So I bought 8 as I wanted to knit 'Temptation' from Kim Hargreaves's Thrown Together knitting collection.

The pattern is so lovely, now all I need to do is find some time to knit it, once I finish Mimi, so may sometime later on this year?
I also bought 8 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton to knit 'Hawaii' from last summer's Let's Knit magazine.
Isn't it pretty?
There were also several Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky yarns, which I brought in brown, purple and blue. These were selling like hot cakes, and for under £3, I can understand why. I've knitted a cabled hat using a pattern, using the purple yam, that I made up with some advice from Kyoko, which I will post later on next week (see above).
I'll also blog about some of the small accessories that I knitted for friends for Christmas presents next time. Have a lovely weekend.


Sarah said...

Oh I wish I'd been to the John Lewis sale now I see what you got - great haul!

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hi Sarah,

They did have lovely yarns on sale, I wanted to buy more, but didn't have enough time.



Kyoko said...

You got really good ones! When i went to JL the other day, all the good yarn was gone (though i must not buy anymore as I have too many!)

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hi Kyoko!

My yarn stash is growly now, but I wish I'd bought more of the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarns.

I need to go Muji/Ikea to get some boxes to store them now.....