Having made the decision beforehand to keep my 'sale' spending to a max of £20, it quickly became apparent that this was going to be far more difficult than I'd initially thought - I was like a child in a sweetshop!!!! Happy Knitter wasn't much better, as the following picture shows! (Apologies for quality of phone pics).
|Evidence of Happy Knitter's excitement....this is her son!|
Below is the first item (well, two) that went in my basket but unfortunately it ended up back on the shelf (although I am now thinking that it may have to be an online purchase!!!) - Noro Kochoran (wool/angora/silk mix) in Blue/Yellow/Pink (originally £14.99 a skein, reduced to £7.98). I absolutely loved this but as I went around the shop it was evident that there was so much more to see.
I put several other items back including Noro Silk Garden chunky, some beautiful self-striping sock yarn in chocolate, grey and blue, and, the lovely soft Sirdar Bohemia because I eventually found lots of wonderfully soft and drastically reduced Araucania Nature Cotton, all at £1.99 a skein!
I did need to have a good look through (and some folk had certainly already done this!) but found some excellent 'earthy' colours. This is what stayed in the basket and actually made it home!
I also couldn't resist the colours of this Rico Creative Micro in Yellow/lime/purple/brown (£3.99). It wasn't in the sale but it came home too! I am fascinated to see how the striping will work out.