Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yarn Shop Flirt

It's been a strange few days. Not least because of a couple of horrendous transport delays which meant I got only a couple of hours' sleep on Tuesday night due to arriving home after a long, long time on Royston station platform in sub-zero temperatures, and spent a long time on my home station platform this morning...
On Monday evening I was at Stash in Putney for one of their yarn tastings, this time from Artist's Palette Yarns. Just looking at the colours was excellent, but we got these fabulous little bags of sample yarns for our very modest yarn-tasting fee; and there was fizz and there were cookies...

Juliet was lovely. And she's only been dyeing since Easter... I am furiously envious of her use of colour.
Last night and tonight I was back on my usual beat at I Knit. Last night, my feeble excuse was to collect a ball of Tonks; and tonight I picked up a copy of Gerard's book (and got it signed)... Highly recommended - I think there are at least half a dozen things I really want to knit from it... And here's the man himself, with Dawn and Yvonne...

It seems, transport-wise, that nights I spend knitting = good trains, and nights I attempt to get home early = bad trains. This could work out expensive...

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

You snuck that one in - you could have taken a better picture of me wearing my raffle prize

Dawn said...

I didn't notice either! Must have been enjoying ourselves too much.

You probably arrive home at the same time whether you're knitting or not- at least this way you can spend an hour in a warm place rather than standing on a cold platform.

SusieH said...

Those yarn-tasting bags are utterly fetching. Bet that was a grand night!

Sorry to hear of your transport woes this week. Thought of you Weds. evening as DH and I trained it home from Cambridge, when we stopped at Waterbeach. Our train was only a few minutes late, because of a charter on the same line, I believe.

Liz said...

Wednesday night was a good night, Susie - well picked!! And you'd be welcome any time.

And to Dawn and Yvonne - hah! I spotted Craig taking a pic of Gerard with the books and got him to turn round...