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.

5 comments:

Rosie said...

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

Susan said...

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

Riggwelter said...

coooooorrrrr!!!

sharon said...

Aargh! I want to go back to NY.

Daisy said...

Oh wow, what a haul!

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