I've been a bit naughty lately buying some new yarn and adding to the stash.
First up is some Bergere De France Goomy 50. I've seen a few people knit the Yellow Print colourway into socks and I really like it so when I saw it was in the John Lewis clearance sale at less than half price, not only did I pop this into my basket but another three colourways ended up in there too. I wouldn't say this is the softest yarn I've ever used but it's fine for socks.
Whilst we were on holiday in Cornwall we popped into a yarn shop in Wadebridge. The Woolly Empire carries well known brands such as Stylecraft and King Cole and you can also find dressmaking supplies here too. Eleanor has asked me to knit a couple of things for her friend who's expecting her first baby so I thought it was a good opportunity to choose some yarn whilst Eleanor was with me. I bought two balls of the Stylecraft Wondersoft but one ball is already in use.
I've been wanting to order from Ellie's Craft House Magic Etsy shop for a long time and could resist no longer. Ellie names most of her yarn after songs and Strawberry Fields Forever is one of the first colourways she dyed up. I've been wanting a skein of this since I first saw it, isn't it pretty? I've got a bit of a thing for yellows at the moment, coupled with the fact that I was a big Duran Duran fan in the 80s, so I was always going to buy Rio at some point.
The yarn is scrumptious, beautifully soft, and just look at those speckles.
There's a post on the way soon telling you what I've got on the needles.