The postman brought me these lovely fabrics this morning from one of my favourite online fabric retailers in Canada.
Whilst everyone in blog-land seems to be trying to stick to their New Year's resolution to de-stash, I'm very happily stash building before we leave. I'm sure I'll find some new suppliers in Germany (anyone got any recommendations in the Frankfurt area?) - but I need some materials to tide me over until then!
And it would be silly not to avail myself of free shipping while I can!!
I also went to my local yarn store today ...
This baby alpaca yarn is so unbelievably soft and cuddly. I've been told that alpaca contains no lanolin and is hypo-allergenic, so there is a strong possibility that I may not be allergic to it. How good would that be?! I bought this yarn to make myself a big winter scarf and to test the allergy theory out. It's been so cold round here recently (down to minus 30 centigrade with wind chill) that I may just start knitting this up now!
And these are destined for projects I'll crochet while I'm waiting for my sewing machine to make it across the Atlantic - probably to make into birthday presents for friends later in the year. The one on the left is a blend of hemp and cotton and the Tafi yarn on the right is a llama silk mix.
I'm spent up now!! Oh well!
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