I spent last week at Center Parcs (I assume they actually mean "Centre Parks" and just were too lazy to change the spelling when it came over here), the Sherwood Forest variety. It felt very strange going on holiday only 15 miles from home, although nice ironic timing as Tony Blair was in the middle of saying it was impractical for his family to stop taking flights for holidays!
Whilst we were away my glasses disintegrated, so we had to make a quick trip to New Ollerton to find an optician. And a yarn shop!
This is Heath's Country Store, which has a very impressive set of rooms leading into each other, and all stuffed full of yarn, fabric and similar goodies:
Totally amazing. And did I mention it's only 15 miles from me?! I did buy three balls of yarn there, but without breaking my yarn diet! Haven't had time to take pics of them yet though.
This ball of yummyness is my first skein from the Fyberspates sock club. It's 90% alpaca, and is lovely, soft and squishy. Can't wait to knit with it. It also came with a pattern, and a little sock blocker key ring with a mini sock pattern for using up odd bits of sock yarn.
And I returned home to find an RAK from Carrie Anne in my postbox! It's a little ink stamp of a ball of wool & two needles, think you can just make it out in the pic. She made the card too, isn't it fab? These will be on sale soon, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say where, so I won't just yet! ;-)
That's all for now. I was going to do a much longer post with loads of pics, but just haven't had time. I'm not sure when I'll next get to post as the next few weeks are quite busy. And sorry if I haven't commented on people's blogs for a while, I've hardly had time to read any in the last fortnight (that's not bad going, I'm about 4 months behind with podcasts!)