Tuesday, 1 May 2007

The Byrne is back

Hello again peeps. I'm back again on british soil with the fruits of my hardcore shopping /sight seeing expedition laid out at my feet. Only not quite because Pooch gets irate about that sort of thing. Not that I should consider this when Pooch has behaved so dispicably in my absence. I mean, look at this...
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This was a healthy plant when I left. I'm hoping it will perk up. Am talking softly to it and slowly feeding it water.

So....New York, eh? I'm going to dedicate a couple of other posts to KNY (knitnewyork) at a later date and to my specific experiences but less us for now glory in what I brought back. Now I had saved up for this and was expecting to do a fair bit of economy-boosting but I amazed even myself. I truly believe even my lovely sister would be in awe of my achievements. Here is a shot of the booty.
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That is my not insignificant coffee table completely slathered with gubbins. I'm not going to list it all because it's embarrasing to realise quite how much I did buy but there are skirts, tops, presents for Pooch, baby t-shirts, the amazingly yummy apple jacks cereal and the list goes on. But, I hear you ask, where is the knitting goodness? Can it be that Bernard has wimped out?

As if. Stand by.

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Yeah, I did go a bit mad. I anticipated you'd want a better look so get ready for your close up....

Bottom right we have some beaded and sequined loveliness.
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Tilly thomas aqua green silk with sequins, 2 balls of glass beaded whiteness, buttons and some lovely cascade in the red quatro colourway. I picked up some of this last year and really liked working with it. At the top of the picture is a norwiegen sock yarn which took my fancy. Next is bottom middle
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Berrocco cotton twist in three shades for a secret little project I have up my sleeve and some natural indigo dyed organic wool for my SP.
Bottom left
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and we have some cherry tree hill. OK, 4 skeins, plus some lovely laceweight wool in blue and grey. This is my first laceweight purchase and indicates the way my little mind is working - I feel the future definitely holds lace, people. Also two skeins of koigu to finish off my crochet spiral tank top I started about a year ago. Top left
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we have 4 balls of knit one crochet too cotton in lurvely blues and greens, 2 balls of diaketo (a japanese brand) and a big skein of blue heron loveliness too. Also a tonne of stitch holders and other bits, some of which are also for my SP. Top middle brings us...
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... 4 pairs of scissors, all from a chinese superstore on Broadway that I would have loved to get lots of beautiful china from. The ones in the pink snail creature are my favourite and are great because when I take the scissors out he looks sad, which makes me uncomfortable, so I have to put them back in. Could it finally be that I will not lose a pair of scissors within 24 hours of purchase?? The red and brown wool is aussi wool and bottom left is more sock wool by a company called zitron. There are some nice mags there too including CRAFT which I had deliberately gone out looking for. I'm impressed and will probably subscribe. I wish I could have found MAKE too but that one proved more elusive. And finally,
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a knitter is no good without her needles. I finally got my lantern moons (ebony), some lovely rosewood ones and ...... some square ones! Yep. 3.75mm apparently although I'm yet to test the tension. I just had to give them a go though. And there's just one more thing to highlight, because it is so cute!
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This is a 4.5cm stitch holder. Isn't it sweet!

So I'm posting this...um...post, now because I am confident Pooch is on the tube by now. And so he won't realise how much stuff I bought until he reads this blog, which might not be for ages as he rarely checks in now we're better at communicating face to face. Ha. Cunning = Bernard.

So I will post in more detail during the rest of this week about which stores I went to and what they were like and all of that. Plus if I owe you an email hang on another day or two as I've got tonnes in my hotmail account and will get to those this week too.


Rosie said...

hooray for shopping and yarny goodness (thinks, must schedule trip to NY...)

Susan said...

That is what I call a shopping spree.
Thanks for sharing all you fiberliciousness.
Ummmm Koigu...UMMMM Apple Jacks!

Riggwelter said...


sharon said...

Aargh! I want to go back to NY.

Daisy said...

Oh wow, what a haul!

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