Another knitting book for the shelf

I had a busy day on Saturday which culminated in a visited to Spin a Yarn, which has moved into new premises at Bovey Tracey.  Joyce’s old shop was very squished as she has such a big selection of yarns and I don’t know how she managed to hold workshops in there.  She’s now in a new larger shop further up the street and I can see that it will be much more comfortable when knitting clubs and workshops meet.

I bought myself the new Noro Designer Mini Knits 2 book, which amongst many cute little accessories and shrugs has a pattern for a scarf with pockets and a pair of fingerless gloves which turn into mittens that I particularly liked.

noro designer mini knits 2

I have to say though that I didn’t like the Noro yarn though.  The colours are undoubtedly beautiful but it didn’t feel all that nice.  I think I’ve gotten so used to Sublime’s yarns with a blend of silk and cashmere in them, that anything else feels rough!  So I might substitute the scarf pattern with some Rowan Cocoon, which I like using.

I also bought Mum some yarn she fell in love with for her to make a wrap.  It’s a hand-dyed yarn from New Zealand in gorgeous shades of blue and green.  I’m going to give it to her for her birthday.

I’m still knitting the baby jumper for my friend’s little boy.  The back is done and I’m half way through the front.  I would probably have finished the front tonight if I wasn’t going out with some friends for a drink and maybe a bit of salsa dancing.  Well, it is a bank holiday!

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