Look - my first lace socks! These are the Meida's Sock pattern from IK's Favourite Socks book, and made with Patonyle which my Dotter dyed for me... it's a bit hard to see the pattern - there's a cool Estonian cable, and then various lacy bits.
KSee and I arranged a little Easter swap, seeing as I didn't know what Peeps were, and she didn't know about the Easter Bilby! Look what turned up - a little bit more than the small box of Peeps I was expecting!! Lulu quickly claimed it for herself, of course.
The extra goodies were a lovely surprise - 2 balls of Patons Classic Wool, excellent for felting; more chocolates (mostly mint choc, my favourite!), some very silly bunny ears, and a host of KSee's favourite sock patterns, and some knitting mags! Thank you KSee - what a treat!
This little sweetie was also in the box, and very ready to be out of its confines.... Lulu was very taken with her. She may be called Precious, and she may be Lulu's good conscience in lamby form - what do you think her chances are?!
After a very pleasant impromptu lunch with Tinkingbell, Bells, George and QuiltingMick at LOUI's in Civic on Tuesday, Tinkingbell and I went for a small shopping spree - she needed a local to help her find places in the Canberra Centre. But she led me astray! She seems to be unrepentant about being an enabler.. ah well, we've all been there, haven't we?
The source of my downfall? TS 14+. Why have I never seen this shop before? Why?! Why??!!
Well, I do know why, really, all angst apart. I rarely shop for new clothes, never at the 'fashionista shops', and practically never go to the Canberra Centre... but OMFG - this is the first fashion shop I've ever been to - in my whole life - where I want to save up to buy more of their gorgeous things!
Don't you just love the hem details....
And the fabric - covered with dictionary definitions, strangely appropriate ;)
One of the assistants told me how they get women in angrily demanding to have these designs made in SMALLER sizes - why can't they get them in Size 10?!
Bwah ah aha ha haaaa - excuse me while I laugh the evil satisfied laughter of the larger curvaceous woman who has never had cool fashion to wear, and can now lord it over the thinner population, just for a little while anyway!
I refuse to slide into middle age wearing boring plan stuff and getting more dowdy with every passing year... and TS14+ will save me. They have pants with skirts, people - like my cool sister in London wears!! Bliss!