Sunday, 27 January 2013

To Cardiff and back again

This week I was off to Cardiff with work and I managed to get a bit of knitting time in during the journey. It was very snowy for the few days that I was there. It was nice at first because we never get snow in Plymouth because we are so close to the sea, but after the first hour of slipping around and being cold we'd had enough of it. While I was in Cardiff I managed to find a John Lewis shop and spent some time in the haberdashery. Sadly I didn't see any yarn that was in my price range and inspiring enough to purchase but I did get some funky journal cards and I lusted over the mini sewing machines that they have.

I took some Chunky green alpaca yarn with me and whipped up another version of the head bands I've been knitting recently. It came in very handy as I couldn't find my ear muffs while I was packing so at least I had something to keep my ears warm.

I've been working on more things to sell at the craft fair. I was very pleased with this crocheted rainbow scarf that I made last week. It was lots of fun to play with all the colours and what can I say, I'm a sucker for rainbows. The finished product turned out to be over 8' long!

I visited the button shop Funky Poppy on the Barbican this weekend and picked up some lovely buttons that I'm looking forward to playing with. I used the last of the left over merino yarn from my jacket to make a hat with a love anchor button accent.
The close up shows the true colour of the yarn and I think the pink and yellow really pop.

On a side note, something wonderful happened while I was out with the ladies this weekend. We were shopping at an amazing vintage clothing place on the Barbican and we were fortunate enough to be in the presence of Marilyn Monroe's original Black swimming costume. It was truly amazing and I thought you may enjoy the pictures. The first is of the inside of the costume and says 20th CF (century fox) Marilyn Monroe. I love all the boning detail around the bust...
Hope you enjoyed this weeks rant. TTFN


  1. Just found your blog. I really like your work. Good luck with the craft fair.

  2. I don't know what I enjoyed more those lovely earbands or the Marilyn Monroe peek. Lovely blog and glad I found you.