Over the last week or so, I've felt a bit in need of cheering up. So I did what many of you will understand - I bought yarn ;)
First I purchased one ball (don't ask me why only one, it makes no sense to me either) of Mini Mochi in the colourway "Jungle":
I liked the fact that it reminded me of a parrot or something *smiles*
I put in a low(ish) bid on ebay for some more Manos Silk Blend, because I really have fallen in love with the stuff! And I won *grin*
This is the "Capricorn" colourway - not sure I'd have chosen this one had it not been cheaper than rrp, it's not one of my favourites. But I do wear a lot of black, white and red, so it's probably a sensible choice, wardrobe-wise ;) As per usual, I bought this without a clear plan of what to do with it, so it'll probably sit looking pretty in my stash for a while *laughs*
And finally, thanks to a dangerous link on The Crafty Cripple's blog , I ordered some 100% silk yarn. I've been dying to try this, especially after discovering how much I love silk blends. And then it was on offer, so of course I just couldn't not!
It's quite hard to show the colour, it's a silvery grey that's sort of green... If that makes any sense at all! Purchased from Artist's Palette Yarns, it certainly lives up to the name "Gleam". It's so, so very soft and lovely. Haven't worked out what to do with it yet. I want to make a skinny scarf... I have been attempting to make one with various yarns for a while but haven't found the right fit, I think this will work. I just need to figure out the pattern that will best show it off. I swatched a couple of things last night to see, but none of them was quite right.