I also got tempted by some Jamieson & Smith. I'm thinking I may make some more Selbu inspired mittens. I've got a mitten design all charted up and ready to cast on for ...when I have time.
On Sunday, Simon and the girls spent the day in Cardiff while I headed out to Cowbridge to teach at La Mercerie. This is my third visit to La Mercerie in the last year and this time we were doing Toe Up Socks on circular needles (magic loop technique). I had a great group of knitters. Most of whom I'd met before. They all managed to make a teeny tiny mini sock by the end of the day. Here are a few of them.
Hopefully I'll be back at La Mercerie again later this year so if you live in South Wales look out for more classes there. La Mercerie is a lovely shop with a big selection of various yarns. They have an especially excellent selection of the Old Piggery hand-dyed yarns. Last time I was at La Mercerie I bought a project bag made by Sue, owner of the Old Piggery, and this time I got tempted by one of her yarns, Donegal 4ply, which was an exclusive colourway, Turkish Delight. I'm thinking of a small shawl but haven't quite decided yet.
If you fancy learning how to knit Toe Up Socks using the magic loop technique, I'll be at Sitting Knitting in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham on 22 March.
As if that wasn't enough yarn, today these three beauties arrived from Tanis Fiber Arts in Canada. It got here in less than a week and with no customs charges! I'm already dreaming of what to make with these lovely sock yarn skeins. With all this new yarn I'd better get knitting. I need to finish a few things so I can cast on new things.