The daughter, Kelly and I went to Romni's Boxing Day sale yesterday. Yes, I should have stayed home then as well, but hindsight is blah, blah and the entire store was 25% off people! Though crowded, it was a civilized and festive event. Everyone was polite and just happy to be there. Much "Excuse me" and "Sorry, did you want past?" was heard. Don't you just love knitters?
I got a yellow Chibi with three small grafting needles. I discovered I needed small ones when knitting Barbie clothes for Christmas (pictures another day). I also bought a 3.5mm SRK Collection bamboo 80mm circular. Have you ever tried to knit pale blue, ultra fine yarn on pale grey aluminum needles? Those of you over forty will understand why a different colour needle was needed.
Now the yarn...picked up some more Confetti sock yarn for subway knitting. Not pictured is a skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50%wool/50% alpaca) that is fast becoming the collar of my Tzarina. It matches almost perfectly the colours I was using and will be nice and soft around my neck. The daughter chose 2 skeins of Lambs Pride Superwash Bulky in Emerald City to make a purse from Knitgrrls and one of Liola Ornaghi in a garish colourway that she likes.
My "because I like it" choice was three skeins Artful Yarns Serenade a cotton/angora blend. It's incredibly soft and I was surprised at the colour blend. the strands are pink, lavender and tan - not my usual preferences - and colours that I never would have guessed could look so lovely together.
I'm also trying to join a new webring, partly to widen my bloggy circle, but mostly because I dig the Canadian Fibre Arts embroidered flag icon. I'm not sure if I filled in all the fields correctly as I haven't had confirmation yet. I'll wait another week and try again. Can you guys see the links on my sidebar?