Warm Woolly Weekend

7:11 am on Saturday morning and it’s not quite light. The sky is still a bit pinky. I am on the way to the post office depot to fetch a parcel of yarn that arrived for me on Wednesday. It takes about twenty minutes at a fast walk to get there, 30 minutes if you are like me and need to take photos every ten steps.

Before long I have a squishy blue parcel in my dotty bag and I’m on my way home again. The yarn is 5 balls of Cashmerino dk and one ball of Rialto Aran. Lovely!

I sometimes struggle to get out of my bed at weekends because it’s soooooo nice not to have to go to work. Sometimes though, I like to hop straight out of bed and into yesterday’s clothes and out of the door before I’ve had time to think. My alarm went off at 7am, my first photo was at 7:11 am. It’s like sneaky secret time and I can get lots done.

Back home for a shower and some breakfast and a couple of rounds on a granny square before I’m off out again to meet Lucy and Jaunt With Intent (version 2) to the Yarn Shop where she wants to swap some yarn. I get some yarn for Andy’s Rialto blanket, another ball of Cashmerino dk for my Selfish Blanket (more on that soon!) and a mystery ball of soft blue yarn that was in the bargain bucket.

Home again … hungry now. Quick lunch and then nip upstairs to take some quick photos of my Phoebe Ripple while the light is good. Two hours and a hundred and fifty photos later … well you saw the Blanket Fest post yesterday and that was a fair chunk of the photos I took. The other chunk was of YARN! Yeah! Stashmerino Cashmerino! I took 101 photos of Stashmerino Cashmerino in various piles, stacks & combinations.

I am Most Excited about this next blanket. I’ve done a little sneaky bit already but I’m trying to hang on because I have a few projects that still need to be finished before I can throw myself into this. Cor. Hard work though, the yarn is lush.

It does beg the question though: WHY, when I have THIS to look forward to, did I start 2 new projects on a whim? Really Heather, that was ill-advised.

14 thoughts on “Warm Woolly Weekend

  1. It is great when you can get up early and make the most of the day… it’s damn hard for me as I’m really NOT a morning person but I do try and it feels great to fit more into a day and not waste it!

    I just love your birdy box – please could you tell me where you got it?!!

    Louise

  2. ah, I have just looked at the website and it seems not… thanks for the info anyway!

    Also, I forgot to say above, the light and the sky over the hill in the second photo are beautiful – sights like that are a great incentive to get up early!

  3. Found my way over here via Flickr. Your blog is great! I’m cracking up about having to stop every 10 steps to take a picture while walking to the post office, that’s so me too! =)
    Off to add Little Tin Bird to my Google Reader….

  4. Found my way over here via Flickr. Your blog is great! I\’m cracking up about having to stop every 10 steps to take a picture while walking to the post office, that\’s so me too! =)
    Off to add Little Tin Bird to my Google Reader….

  5. Sarah says:

    I like being up really early in the morning when its really quiet and the mornings this week have been great and then that sudden bit of Indian summer! I am expecting a crochet book in the post hopefully end of week. Saturday would be perfect.

  6. There’s nothing like new yarn though, all those possibilites….and then one finds a project has started with out you even realising. Happens to me all the time.

    I had a splurge in Black Sheep online after your tip off. Gonna make me a shuffle shawl, one day, I hope.

    xxx

  7. Beautiful yarn, glorious colors and your blankets from your last post…..amazing, lush, I want to sink into them. I started a ripple blanket last night but frogged it this morning as the chain is too tight and has made it bunch, so will do the chain on a bigger hook….sigh all that work 255 chain.
    x Sandi

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