Sunday, July 08, 2007

Back again.

I'm back!

A very close relative died, that's where I went. It was sudden, and we weren't expecting it, but not a total shock. What did take me by surprise was how completely it drained my energy: when they say "take each day as it comes" they forget to add "because you can't cope with tomorrow as well".

I had an OU tutorial in Reading yesterday. Then I went and had a quick scoot round the shops there. I found two shops selling wool, both had been discussed on the angel yarns forums.

The first was John Lewis: the department seems quite small compared to John Lewis in Milton Keynes. It had a range of Debbie Bliss and Rowan wool as well as some more typical Sirdar or Patons. I selected two balls of Debbie Bliss cashmerino superchunky, because they matched the 8 balls of Space I'd bought in Ireland last year. The shop-keeper had decided I needed 8 balls for the pattern I'd selected, although actually I was a size larger, and would have liked to have had one spare in case I ran out. I think I matched the colour pretty well from memory.

three balls of wool

I also bought some balls of Debbie Bliss Soho: partly because they matched the superchunky for colour. Anyway, I really liked them. I asked the assistant if they had any patterns. They didn't, and although she said it would knit to any pattern for aran, she looked a bit dismissive when I said I just wanted to go home and knit.

five balls of wool

I'll show you the sock wool later: if I don't post now I won't for ages.


Craftybernie said...

Nice to see you back on the blog-scene.

Sorry to hear about your loss. I thought something must have happened - perhaps you had been badly affected by the bad weather recently etc....

I don't have any 'clever' words to offer in sympathy as I've never lost somebody I truly deeply cared about. It will happen one day.

Glad to see you again. Take Care..B

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