By popular demand (well, one person asked… thank you, The Snail of Happiness, for this idea for a quick’n’easy blog post!) I thought it might be fun to share my recent yarny purchases – souvenirs from the trip Explorer Beastie and I took to London recently.
By the way, let’s keep these delectable fuzzy goodies a secret from the Beasties – I’m going to be using this yarn to make something for ME!
First up are a couple of skeins of oh-so-lovely Mirasol Sulka… a tasteful mix of merino wool, alpaca and silk. How could I leave THAT in the shop?
Try as I might, I couldn’t get the photos to show off the incredible glossiness of this yarn – but at least you can get a feel for the colours. I love the bright orange, and when I pair it with the super-classy raven’s-wing black it will really pop! That’s this autumn’s neckwear sorted, then.
Because funds and suitcase space were limited on this trip, I had to curb my (natural) impulse to buy one of everything in the store. After much deliberation, I chose this little beauty…
I Knit stock a range of their own hand-dyed yarns, which I wouldn’t be able to pick up at home, so that was all the incentive I needed to put a skein into my shopping basket. I picked this one because its cheerful yellow hues look like spun sunshine… perfect for getting me through the Irish winter!
Ready for the extreme close-up?
If Explorer Beastie is very good, I might consider making him a scarf out of my leftovers… Here’s another photo of him with one of the dogs at I Knit, just to keep this post vaguely Beastie-related!
Has anyone else some classy yarns that I need to know about?
11 thoughts on “My London Yarn Haul”
Ah, I love a spot of yarn porn. 🙂 Thank you for posting such loveliness.
You’re welcome! I’m still deliberating over what to do with the yellow hand-dyed yarn… It’s almost too good to use! Has anyone any suggestions?
You must excuse me I have just drooled on your yarn LOL
Ha! Imagine how I felt when I was in the shop… My already overworked debit card was pleading with me to be rational, and I had visions of my yarn-stuffed suitcase bursting open at the seams in the middle of Heathrow airport! I think we came to a good arrangement in the end, though… Enjoy!
Just wondering what went through the airport scanners mind as you bag went through the machine LOL
They were good enough not to say anything, at least! Unlike the security guard at the Imperial War Museum, which I visited after my first I Knit shopping spree a couple of years ago… The guy took a look in my bag, raised his eyebrows and commented “that’s more wool than is right and proper!” as he handed it back. The thing is, he was probably right…
What can I say…. his wife obviously doesn’t craft LOL
Ooh lovely – thank you! Now I want to go to London 😉
You’re welcome! Thanks for the idea… It looks like baiting my blog with some tasty yarn has won me some new readers already 🙂
There are so many yarn junkies out here!
Well, there are worse ways to keep yourself happy… Although our non-knitting other halves, friends and family may disagree 🙂