I have just discovered The Knitter, a UK magazine, found at the Nelson library . I borrowed these 3 issues and am hooked, would love a subscription. But, my dears, the price! 5 pounds 99 ( no sterling key) per issue. I have trolled the thrift stores for some back issues in vain, so it is off to the library tomorrow for more, hope no one has them out.
On the subject of thrift stores, here are some vintage patterns picked up in Richmond yesterday (at an op shop that shall be nameless). Pleased to find a little pattern calling for 4 ply ( I had just bought enough at The St Vincent de Paul op shop, in a lovely old fashioned eau de nil color), written for size 18 months. (bottom right) As I am not much cop at re -sizing and writing my own patterns and I decided that this would be my next project as Oliver is now 14 months old. But alas....the middle pages of the book were missing! Grrrr. Not the first time this has happened.
However, this morning, as I was doing my rounds in Nelson I spied a big box outside an op shop with the sign ' FREE...do not take the container'. Lots of scraps, none more than about 3 yards, some only 9". All pure wool, most pieces appear to be home spun and home dyed with beautiful, saturated colours that you only get with vegetal dyes. There are even some pieces of dyed fleece. There is about 1lb . I love it and am sure I can put most of the wool to good use. Even a little trim on a sweater will give the garment a lift. I am busy untangling and sorting.
Thank you Nelson Red Cross