Yarn shopping

Recently I had a bit of a hard and tiring weekend dealing with teenaged relatives…and it left me with a bit of a weird mood.

On Sunday I was in a state that made me feel like doing a stint at yarn shopping (totally unneeded! Obviously).

So off I went, without the other half, to the LYS Loop in London.

They have a nice range of beautiful yarns, albeit rather expensive 😉

So this therapy session wasted a good deal of money. Luckily it doesn’t happen often!!!

Here”s a pic of the haul:

After filling up my basket with pretty yarns, I browsed through books and single patterns.

Loop’s Zabadoo shawl looks very nice – who knows what I will do with so many shawls…. if I knit it it will be with yarn from my collection as I dint fancy the colour combinations and really don’t need to spend £££ on a shawl!

At the shop they had a sample of the Oak Knot beanie knit in the very same shade as the one I was buying (like the one also pictured in the pattern) and the comfortable fit was perfect for my liking (I dislike tight beanies) and large head! So I grabbed that one too, because I yet don’t have enough patterns (lol)

And the skeins in details…

Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK in Yassop (British yarn):

La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Sosu:

The Uncommon Thread BFL Light DK in Citrus Peel (orange) and Fern (green) – another British yarn:

Madeline Tosh Tosh DK in Deep (blue) and Patagonia (light blue):

Well, was adding yarn to my collection sensible? I don’t think so.

Did I feel better after the shopping “therapy”? Somewhat.

So maybe, while not rational, it was a good thing to do (one-off). My wallet tells me that it disagrees…

Next, some natural dyes and maybe new projects (or at least preparations for them)

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15 thoughts on “Yarn shopping

  1. I am envious; it’s been ages since I was last at Loop (or any other yarn shop). You’ve made some beautiful purchases. I have a thing for TUT’s citrus peel.

  2. I’m sure you will use your purchases wisely and with great beauty from what I have seen so far.A little shopping therapy can be seen as an Artist’s Date and quite inspiring. I had to drop by and see what you were doing. Thank you for your visit’s to my blog as well. I’ve been quite behind lately but catching up a bit.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you for visiting!
      I”ve been enjoying reading your interesting posts, I love the way you talk about life and relationships and feelings.
      Have a lovely and peaceful weekend ❤

  3. salpal1 says:

    It is hard on the wallet, but they are beautiful! It was a special one off. 😉

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Those blues…oh! I’m in love!

  5. You have certainly found a beautiful selection of yarns. If you make things that are beautiful and wear them for years to come it will money well spent 🙂

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you for your support 🙂 You’re right that quality items can last longer and thus are not necessarily more expensive in the long term, plus they’re nicer to wear.
      I will have to find some nice things to make with them 🙂

  6. I love Loop but haven’t been in a long time. Really as we have amazing intdependent yarn shops in Edinburgh I have no need. As long as you use the yarn and enjoy it no harm! And if it gives your hours and days of making pleasure I recon its probably not much more expensive than street heroin!

    • itwasjudith says:

      You made me smile :)_
      I just an idea of how to use the green and the orange yarns, see if I actually will ever get around to it! it’s an old vintage pattern with colourwork…. it may not happen 😉

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