Friday, January 07, 2011

Birthday Stash!

 (disclaimer: this is not MY birthday cake!)

Well my birthday was yesterday and I had a brilliant day! I got some beautiful presents, including a bottle of Viktor + Rolf Flowerbomb perfume (which is gorgeous) from my other half and an incredibly sparkly Hello Kitty fob watch on a long chain from my mum! :-) I also got treated to a fabulous meal in my favourite restaurant last night! I'm a very lucky girl!
After present opening, me and my other half went yarn shopping! We first of all visited my favourite yarn shop - Knit n Purl Wool Shop in South Shields where I stocked up on 12 brand new balls of Stylecraft Special DK!
Top Row : Clematis, Pale Rose, Meadow
2nd Row :  Saffron, Magenta, Aspen
3rd Row :  Emperor, Plum, Bluebell
4th Row :  Pomegranate, Lipstick, Shrimp

Aren't they beautiful?? I'm almost tempted not to use them because they are so pretty and new and colourful! I just want to lay them out, and moved them around and squish them and love them :-) but I know they will be even more beautiful when they become a blanket :-)
I need to add 5 more colours (i'm thinking Cloud Blue, Spring Green, Aster, Fondant and possibly Turquoise?) and then I will have enough for a blanket. A blanket especially for me :-). A beautiful, snuggly, burst of colour 'birthday' blanket. And it's going to be my very first Granny Stripe Blanket! . My main 'resolution' for 2011 is to start and finish a blanket for myself within the year. And this is going to be it. I'm very excited! I can't wait to get the rest of the colours I need and get started! I have to order them from the internet, because only one yarn shop in my area sells Stylecraft, and I bought up almost all of the colours they had yesterday!

We then headed into Newcastle City Centre and made a beeline for John Lewis' Haberdashery Department so I could 'Ooh and Aah' over the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. But I didn't buy any! Instead, I decided to treat myself to something else. Something by Rowan. Something in the sale! I treated myself to these 2 beautful skeins of Rowan Silky Tweed. (and I got both of them for the bargain price of £5.70!)
These skeins have a special destiny. You see, another of my 'resolutions' is to get back into knitting. And I think this might just be the yarn to persuade me... I'm thinking i'd like to make a cowl and matching hand warmers. Hmmm... I do love this yarn :-)

Well thats all from me for tonight. I'll stop rambling on as you are probably bored by now!

Louisa xx


  1. Happy Birthday for yesterday!!!

    love the yummy yarns xxx

    millie (hareinthemeadow on rav)

  2. that's a great idea
    in my birthday i will go out and buy some skeins, maybe cotton (more commom here)
    and i can do the same for easter, for mom's day, for child's day, even for haloween,
    (thinking about it)
    kisses and happy birthday

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! Those are some yummy colors for a granny stripe - Can't wait to see it.

  4. Happy Birthday (belated). I hope you have loads of fun making your Granny stripe! xxx