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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Yarntastic Wednesday in Whitby

Despite mum's early morning call requesting my attendance to 'discuss something important' (politely declined - I'm going tomorrow, as arranged) and the constant rain that turned my straight hair curly (not a bad thing!), Mr Lily and I had a lovely day today. We went to Whitby and first visited an old friend on the headland, then we had fish and chips and a mooch around the old town and I bought 6 skeins of this gorgeous yarn:
and 6 skeins of this even more fabulous yarn:
(click on the photos to see the Colinette hand painted mohair in all its sumptuous glory!) from the old church craft market on the way up to the Abbey and I bought two pairs of Swiss Army tweezers (better than any others) and a quarter of Poor Ben aniseed and licorice sweets. Then we met up with another old friend (who has just started doing Ghost Walks for the tourists in Whitby) and bought some scrumptious home made chocolates from here (after nipping upstairs to see the owner's new tropical fish), followed by a coffee in a cafe and I had another look round the shops while Mr Lily and friend #2 had a pint. Then we drove to Ruswarp to see two more friends and their lovely lurcher before heading for home. I even had a pleasant 'conversation' with mum when I got back (her neighbour had left a message on our answerphone asking me to get in touch). It doesn't get much better than this!


rilera said...

Thanks for all the lovely clicks. I feel like I've been on a mini vacation visiting the lovely village of Whitby. The yarn is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see what you whip up with it.

I'm glad that you had a good day with Mr.Lily. You deserved such a day.

Lily said...

Oh rilera, there were so many incredible colourways in the mohair yarn it took me ages to choose just two! I have a feeling I shall be going back again and again! I'm hoping to be able to use the lighter one to make a lacy cardigan/shrug and the darker one to make an autumn jumper. I must stop buying yarn or get a new storage system - my current one is full!

Clippy Mat said...

so glad you had a great day and that it ended on a pleasant note. well deserved.