Wednesday, 15 December 2010

fifteen :: treating myself

I firmly believe that we should all gift ourselves something for Christmas. A little treat goes a long way, especially when you're busy making gifts for family and friends.

With this in mind, I raided Asti's etsy shop for some gorgeous sock yarn. The deal with lovely yarn is that you feel good just admiring it and stroking it in all its hand-dyed loveliness. It doesn't matter if it takes months to get round to knitting with it. These two skeins are part of the Buffy 'Superstitions' semi-solid range of repeatable colourways. The smokey blue/grey is called 'Point to the Moon' and the watery blue is called 'Water Kelpie'. One skein is definitely destined for socks, sometime, whenever, but the other may end up as these.

11 comments:

marigold jam said...

And why not? Treat yourself I mean. Looks lovely and I adore the pattern for the mitts - might even go as far as to get it for myself!

Jane

Tracy x said...

ack..
just had to treat myself to some of Asti's fab yarn and two patterns from Quince & Co... not sure if i will be able to manage the pattern - may have to ask you for a little guidance :)
thank you for sharing such beauties xx
hugs to you
t x

dottycookie said...

Oooh, now that IS a treat. Lovely.

Miriam Weaver said...

Oooo!!! Loooverly!

Grandmaibb said...

Oh those mitts are defiantly on the to do list.

julie said...

Oh! gorgeous yarn! I wonder if it's too late to write a letter to Santa and remind him I've been really good this year? Looking forward to seeing what this becomes in the new year.

Gina said...

What a lovely gift to give to yourself. Thank you for the links!

kristina said...

Oh dear. I wish you hadn't shown me the Superstitions yarn. So tempting!

I'm looking forward to doing the Sabrina mitts, too, with my birthday yarn from Cece.

K x

caireen said...

thank you for this reminder, was feeling a little blue and overwhelmed today, so took myself out for a hot chocolate, and treated myself to a small xmas tree - ahhh. Cx

Jacqui Dodds said...

The wool looks lovely and I like the colours that you have chosen. They will look good as socks - but I do like those mittens as well - thank you for the link to the patern and I will also be checking out their blog.

willow said...

You do mange to find some lovely knitting patterns, the mitts are really lovely.