Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New STASH and projects!

After a whole month of working on a tight craft budget, I splurged a bit last weekend! This is my loot! Some lovely double ply yarn for specific bag projects, satin ribbon, cord for draw-string zakka bags and lovely, bright fabric for summer clothes!
I also bought a another set of my favorite acrylic crochet hooks (left), another rare pair of 60cm circular knitting needles and my very first bamboo crochet hook. I have already tried the bamboo crochet hook and it hurts my fingers a bit. Maybe my hands were already sore from lots of crafting, not sure. I will try again.
And in my postbox last Friday, I received my copy of Simply Knitting and the free yarn tidy from the lovely Elizabeth from Scotland! I tried for weeks to get this back copy, with no success, then placed an advert in the latest Simply Knitting magazine. Elizabeth was so kind to send me her copy! Thanks, Elizabeth!

This weekend I made another crochet hook case for my favorite acrylic hooks. Love this cotton fabric from Arthur Bales! And how sweet is this candy stripe bias binding? I have had it for ages and this is the first time I am using it.

Fabulous new stretch fabric. The brown is for a long panelled skirt I want to make and the black & white for a dress. Both items have been on my list for ages!

Is there anything nicer than a stack of new fabric?


Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

The fabric and yarn colors are perfect. I think that those are my favorite combinations!

jacqueline said...

Oh my i adore your loot and those stack of fabrics are gorgeous! We can never get enough of fabrics...can we? :D I also adore the crochet hook case...sooo cute! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

leah said...

Wow, you are keeping busy, cant wait to see what you creat with you stash. Love that wool case...and your crochet case is to cute!

Kate said...

wow, so many projects for you to work on! I am already jealous of your summer projects...it just snowed here!!

sewkalico said...

Hey!! Long time no blog! How are you??