There has been a distinct lack of knitting going on in my world over the last few days as we've been terribly busy swanning around Northern France stocking up on delicious wines and other general lovely French goodies. I did manage to have a quick 10 minutes in the Phildar shop in Boulogne just before it closed on Saturday morning. It's quite a tiny shop and their yarn selection is small but they had a few special offers on and I picked up 20 balls of Randonee (which I think may be discontinued) for around £18. I don't actually know why I bought it as I'm not even entirely sure I even like this yarn. Still, I can chuck in into my stash and I'm sure it'll come in useful for something one day!
To carry on my current obsession with knitting bags, I'm planning on casting on my next project in the next day or so using this Cascade 220 yarn:
to knit this Noni Carpet Bag and the Camellia flower.
I also want to knit this Noni Bag:
which requires 19 skeins of Cascade 220. If I buy the yarn here in the UK, it'll be a fairly expensive project to knit at around £95-£100 for the yarn alone. However.......... I've discovered that if I buy the yarn from here. The whole thing will cost around £65 (including postage) as they offer great discounts if you buy a certain amount. Yay! for yarn stores who offer international shipping (KnitPicks please take note!).
I actually feel a bit guilty, as I do try wherever possible, to buy my yarn from UK stockists but £30 is a pretty big difference in price. Anyway, I'm sure I'll spend the £30 that I've saved on more yarn from Get Knitted in the next week or so, so everyone wins!! he he