And of course, there is an excellent yarn store down that way, which was a "must see". And maybe I bought some yarn...
Not much, really! I was very very restrained. But you see, to celebrate 3 months of no yarn purchasing, I bought myself 3 new books - I figured a book a month was a suitable reward! And one of the books has these socks: I LOVE Missoni - the way they use colours, and how they have made the chevron pattern iconic, I just love it. So I had to have that sock yarn in that exact colourway, so I can make these for my very own!
I was also lucky enough to win a prize from MissFee: I cannot tell you how many times I have almost bought this yarn in this exact colourway! Weeeeee, now it is mine without even needing to purchase it, and since it is gift/prize yarn, it doesn't count, heh! And now that I come to think of it, it would look pretty good as Missoni style socks too...
I'll tell you more about our holiday in another post, but for now, here's my March StashDownUnder totals:
In: 2 x 50g (or 4 x 50g if 8ply equivalent)
Actual balls used: 5 x 50g - but 3 x 50g if the "in" yarn is taken off
8ply equivalent: 9.5 x 50g (lots of 4ply and laceweight knitting this month!) - but 5.5 x 50g Metres used: 1030m (I'm not going to take the "in" yarn off this, I'd like to use it as an actual record of what I've knit for the year)
Actual balls used: 18 x 50g
8ply equivalent: 24 x 50g
Metres used: 3203m (woohoo, over 3km!)