Its been a strange week here at No. 23 Mostly spent nursing my back which "went" on Sunday, improves then goes again. Im at the doctors this afternoon. Im also waiting for deliveries. Abit like being in limbo.
Im waiting for a new printer. Ironic. We havent had a printer for ages, and now I have ordered one I can't wait for it to come. Got a bargain on the internet, and it seems like everyone and his dog has done the same. So still tracking my order and waiting for the backlog of orders to catch up with little old me.
On a happier note I have received a phone call today saying my bargain wool I ordered in December is being delivered tomorrow. Ive ordered some Drops Wool Andes 65% wool 35% alpaca anhttp://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/yarn.php?id=97 Another great offer that was on for 1 month (sorry expired now) that seems to have been very popular, as Ive had to wait for my order,(which normally take only a few days to arrive).
I really like this site for their wool, such good prices, and nice quality and they have free patterns to print off.
Years ago I used to work in a wool shop, I loved it. It was a time when I knitted and sewed all my own clothing. We used to have a shelf in the back of the shop for wool that people put away and collected on a weekly basis. I used to have a shelf practically to myself. What with sales and staff discount, I was always buying wool. We dont have any wool shops at all around here anymore. Just a few shelves in a local store selling mostly acrylic wool. Such a shame because I like to support small local businesses.
Anyway nowadays I seem to be more of a sewer than knitter, because of the fast results, knitting small things. But I am about embark on this jacket for one of my sons.
The wool is super thick so hopefully I could possibly finish it for his birthday next month. Very excited. If I conquer this it may make me look at knitting in a different aspect. Just need to learn how to knit standing up or lying down :(