After much considering and touching and drooling and a bit of rapid calculating we decided on a couple of cotton and wool blends to knit the designs from the magazine knit 1 at $4 a ball. The photo doesn't really do them justice, they are a pale sage and a taupe both on the greenish brown spectrum.
They are neutral colours but should work well. The best bit was that when we checked the price we found they were only $2 for VIP customers, which of course we all are. So an even bigger bargain than originally anticipated, and we successfully resisted the temptation to then go back and get some more. However on my way out of the shop these caught my eye and I was smitten. I hold my hand up to a totally implusive buy, but you have to agree they are pretty darn cute.
What could be better than eating cupcakes from these plates. Delicious.
Even the packaging was delightful, so pink and girly.
What's your best ever impluse purchase? Shoes? Yarn? Fabric?
Then we headed over the Harbour Bridge for One tree Hill which actually doesn't have a tree any more, so should in all honesty be called no tree hill, to meet up with my best friend in NZ. She's a very clever accountant who can occasionally be a bit crafty. I give her lots of encouragement and share lots from my elephantine collection of patterns. The kids (5 girls) had fun playing on the Flying Fox and the push along train track, while we chatted away. It might be officially the first day of Winter here, but we were still able to wear just long sleeve t-shirts to stay warm, well until the sun went down anyway. And there's another day tomorrow which will be dedicated to planning this week's ranger meeting and lots of knitting.