Oh yes I am!
I went to Melbourne for the weekend to visit my friend J. Of course, get two girls together at sale time and what do you expect? Sale shopping! And, in my case, yarn shop shopping!
But factor in my ban on buying clothes/shoes until November (November!) and it means you get one very disciplined shopper. Yep, that’s me, a disciplined shopper! (heh!). Even J was pretty good, only buying two tops on Friday.
That was, of course, until we went yarn shopping on Saturday…
First was the Knitter’s Workshop, in Brunswick East – nice and local to J’s house. Nice little shop, lots of patterns and helpful owner/staff. Didn’t buy anything this time, but this was the shop where I bought the yarn for this
(and at the same time J bought her first yarn and sticks since about high school – yay!)
, in Canterbury – not very close to Brunswick – but what a great yarn shop – Rowan, Jaeger, Colinette, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Jo Sharp. Mmmm heaven. And fabric too! This is where J really went to town:
Yarn for a jumper for herself (DB Cashmerino Aran), a scarf for her boyfriend (wooooo) (Rowan Summer Tweed) and a scarf for herself (Rowan 4ply Soft)! I on the other hand was so restrained. This is all I bought:
2 metres of fabric, 1 ball Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre (to go with the 3 I bought at Tapestry Craft to make Backyard Leaves, just to ensure I have enough) and some lovely buttons. I am sooooo good!
Finally, to Albert Park to the Wool Baa
. Another great shop with a great range of yarn. No purchases here but not because the yarn wasn’t fab. I nearly bought some Kidsilk Haze just because. But again, I restrained myself. I think I deserve a medal of some sort!