some other loves – books and fabric


I have a couple of photos to show you from my weekend but I just realised I don’t have a photo of my sock-in-progress. Yes, a sock! I haven’t made socks in ages but when I was in the Salvation Army thrift store the other day I found 120 grams of Berroco Comfort DK Sport, variegated in shades of red, yellow, blue, turquoise, orange and green. I am using 3.25mm dpns and am already halfway through the first sock. I’m having a lot of fun with that. And the pair will only have cost me $3.49.

Yesterday, I dropped in at Fabricland for fabric to patch my beach day quilt. I bought nine different fabrics, one metre of each, with the plan that I will cover any holes in the quilt top and also rebind the edges. My main criterion for choosing was price. I didn’t care what colour they were as long as they were bright and cheap! There are two butterfly fabrics, 3 fruity ones and 4 batiks. The butterfly ones were $5 a metre, the rest $7 a metre.

Today I was in Chapters to meet friends and after having tea I had to, of course, head over to look at all the knitting books. I usually look through lots but never buy. However on this occasion I found this: Cast on, Bind off – 54 Step by Step Methods, by Leslie Ann Bestor. Impulse buy of the day. 🙂 Here are photos of the inside front and back covers so that you can see what is included.

I also have a beautiful new pair of earrings, given to me by my friend’s daughter. Do you like them?

And finally, me modelling my new apron. I love it. But wouldn’t you know it, I pulled over a jar of jam the other day by accident, it hit the floor, and even though I was practically covered from head to toe by my apron I still found blobs of jam on my T shirt, up near my left shoulder! I think that’s called Murphy’s Law.




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