Meanwhile two super exciting things have happened in Hobart in the past week or so. Firstly, we have a new yarn/wool shop. A new shop full of insanely gorgeous yarns. Yarns you only read about. Yarns to dream about. The shop is called The Stash Cupboard (website inconveniently under maintenance when I went here earlier today; they are also on Facebook here. The shop is light and airy and full of loveliness. They have Cascade, Jo Sharp, Debbie Bliss and also a fair bit of locally produced yarn, one called (I think) Tarkine which was just beautiful. I came away with three balls of Sausalito by Crystal Palace Yarns. You can see the colour here. I am going to use it to make these:
Not content with making my week with a new yarn shop, I casually called into a newsagent I don't normally frequent on Friday on the stupidly slim off chance they would have something I have been looking for. And here it is:
|Actually not this one on the top, the other one hidden underneath (Feb 2012)|
I am so ridiculously excited by this. The issue was February, which is a little out of date, but this is heading into Spring so I can use it to sew for 6 months time. I am not fashionable enough that I feel like I will like radically different things by Australian springtime!
Amusingly, I was so excited that I found two copies. One was green with no proper spine and the other was white with a proper book-style spine. I couldn't discern the difference or even easily see a month of publication so I grabbed them both, thinking I would work it out later. Quite often here places will have February and March of a magazine simultaneously - one fast tracked from the place of publishing. However on the way back to work, I did work it out...same magazine, same month, one English...one German! I laughed (a lot) at myself and managed to talk the newsagent into refunding me for the identical but still unreadable German version :)
I am so happy - new treasure trove of yarn AND a magazine I have been after for ages has been sourced! Good times :)