On Sunday, my lovely friend Tina ‘dragged’ me to Loop. Well, I was very willing to go, so willing that when the husband turned out to be too ill to watch over Lucas while I was gone, I took him along with us. There’s nothing like a little yarny adventures to entertain a little 1-year-old boy.
Cookie A. was signing her new book and it felt like the perfect reason to go there.
Upon arriving, I was a bit put off by the weird half doors and the few steps leading to the shop. We had just traveled on the overground train and the bus and it wasn’t as difficult as trying to get into Loop, but nevermind. (I have to say it is one of my pet peeves to have more than 1 step to go into a shop; there’s a lovely bakery on my high street I’ve never been into because I can’t face lifting Lucas pushchair to enter it).
The boy was sleeping, so I left him there and we went upstairs, where the signing was. I petted many yarns (they stock the bigger weights upstairs) and had a nosey into Cookie’s book.
A lot of lovely little things in there. My socks queue has been greatly increased.
Then I had to buy some sock yarn to make a couple of pairs. I was looking for a solid / semi-solid and after much deliberation, I decided to go for this Wollmeise in Dunkle Kirsche (that means Dark Cherry). It is a delicious dark pink-red colour. Very very me. I hesitated for a looooong time, though, as a skein of Malabrigo sock in tiziano red was also calling my name. But in the end, the cheery pink-red and the nylon content won me over. Plus the fact I can probably get 2 pairs out of one 150g skein. But I had to think about it because the £22.50 price tag had me balk a little. Especially when you think that if you are lucky, you can get €17.50 (about £15) from the WM shop update (plus shipping, granted, but still…). You do need to be lucky, though…
But before casting on for these new socks, I need to finish the pair I’m working on.
They are Jaywalkers and the yarn is the new Regia Circus. I LOVE them. The first one is done and I’m well into the ribbing of the first one, so I’m hoping to have them finished soon. I did a few modifications, that you can find on my Ravelry project page.
PS: sorry for the quality of the pictures. I have misplaced my point and shoot and my DSLR’s battery is flat. Only left with my new phone’s camera!