Wednesday WIP: Cashmere Yarn & Prick Your FingerWednesday, January 30, 2013
A few weeks ago, it was snowing. There was ice building up on the pavements, and cars were becoming lost under blankets of white icing sugar. And, when the weather gets like that, it's time to get out your knitting needles and take up your "winter sport".
Prick Your Finger in Bethnal Green provided a much-needed yarny sanctuary from the cold and white wetness. It was far nicer standing inside and admiring the knitted pom pom snowflakes than being outside, subjected to the cold wind and errant flakes that make their way down the back of your coat.
When inside, you're met with a wall of colour that could become anything - jumpers, scarves, gloves, tea cosies...
I hadn't intended to buy anything. I wanted inspiration, colour wonderfulness, and to ask a question about some yarn I had previously indulged in on my last visit. Oh, okay. I did buy one little thing. And that little thing is now my new Wednesday WIP.
It was a bag of yarn that had found its way into the "bargain sack". We were rummaging to find Elizabeth some attractive shades of Rachel's famous carpet yarn, and I happened upon it.
The bag contained the softest, most velvety yarn that looked like it ought to be a lacy shawl or jumper. It was a pretty shade of varied grey and deep yellow (Rachel had started dyeing it green, but it ended up back on the bench). We all had a good feel with a few aahs and oohs, and then I wrapped it up and put it back. I suppose that's when I noticed the price.
Good golly, £3.00?
And that was the end of that.
The bag, and the hanks therein, went home with me.
Or, so I'd imagine. I only have two half-balls so far.