I've had a lovely day today. After taking the children to school I popped into Sunderland to meet Lisa and little Gabriel at the museum for a cuppa. We then caught the bus to Lisa's VERY local wool shop which has the most amazing bargains! There is a branch of the same shop nearer to me but the one near Lisa is the main shop so they carry all the stock - and what a lot of stock there was!
They were selling Regia sock yarn for £1.20 a ball - normally it costs over £4. So naturally I had to buy a lot (even though I bought a lot last autumn when they had it in at this price)
And naturally I had to ring Moogsmum and see which colours she would like me to get for her (even though she bought a lot last autumn when they had it in at this price!)
But that's not all I got.
Not even slightly!
I bought some fabulous Rowan kits (that I can't show you yet unfortunately as they are a secret) - but the discount was truly INCREDIBLE! Lisa had originally bought 2 for me as I wasn't sure I would get to the shop in time but I also managed to buy another today!
I bought this Kaffe Fasset fat quarter for the grand sum of.............
This Kid-silk haze scarf kit, complete with needles came to the princely sum of...............
And I also got these leather slipper sock bases, and special latex gel for the bottoms of socks
and these super, short metal needles which will be perfect for the Little Lockets.
So it was an incredibly successful shopping trip!
And guess what?
They have a website!!!
What makes the day even better is that both Fred and Daisy did really well in their Easter Egg competition at school!
Fred won with this version of The Stegg (The Stig)
and Daisy was a runner up with her Dippy Egg and Soldiers
And so that Dot isn't left out, here are the fantastically mad cat brooch and finger puppet that she made for one of her best friends' birthday presents last week
So, that's why this is a post of sock wool, eggs and cats!