Wednesday I met my BF in London for a girls' only day shopping. The evening beforehand I decided I needed some boot cuffs to wear, so out came the crochet hook and some Stylecraft DK in black that was left over from a previous project. The reason I wanted these cuffs was that the zip tops on my boots often snag my tights and boot cuffs stop this, in addition to looking decorative. A quick search on-line found this pattern which I adapted to suit my DK yarn.
So all set with my new boot cuffs I caught the train to London. This was the first time we had ditched the husbands and gone on our own. I took my camera, but it never came out of my bag! That must be a first for me!! We headed to Oxford Street and talked and laughed our way through the day. L's daughter joined us late afternoon for a final spot of shopping. After an evening meal we headed home in separate directions, determined to do this more often.
The sales were still on in many shops and I bought this Mint Velvet top. I love this brand!
I made a beeline to the haberdashery department in John Lewis
and scored some half price Louisa Harding Hand Beaded Grace yarn in India
Also in Cream, Champagne and Russet!
L also bought some - I'm a bad influence! :)
I'm looking forward to knitting with this yarn, but need to finish off some WIP's first, including the doily for my giveaway which is still open - to enter just click on the picture in the side bar, or here and leave a comment. I'm also taking part in two Valentine swaps. One is being organised by Tracy of Mad About Bags and another is a Secret Sender style swap. So I am busy making for those as well. That should keep me out of mischief for a little while! ;)
Best wishes, Pj x