First up, a signed (yes, signed) copy of the Yarn Harlot's latest book, thanks to the wonderful MadMad! Thanks so much lovey!! Along with Amy's lovely surprise and Kim's lovely yarn last week, it almost almost makes up for not being there!! (Gosh I would have lot to have met up with you all!). And the card is perfect! How did you manage to get a picture of me baking!!!Another surprise came on Friday - I was nominated for and won a prize for the Ravelry Australian Knitters Bag Lady Swap! Check it out - a heavy duty canvas bag specially printed (and huge - will hold much yarny goodness!) and 2 balls of a reddy/burgundy Lincraft cosy wool, which I've never used but which is great for felting, so I hear) and a cool yarny card.And the other side of the bag is printed too - perfect!And finally, I toddled along to Hope Street Markets yesterday with a workmate S (and even dragged husby along too). Very arty young crowd (also some stinky male art (possibly) students (probably) - soap people, use soap - it's good stuff!) and fabulous things. I could have bought a lot more, but you know how it is - I am trying to keep the amount of "stuff" I buy to a minimum. So here's what I got:
A fab knitting lino cut in my colour of the moment - orange - this is by Katie Muth.
A cool red riding hood zippered purse, by Lilypad Designs.
And a necklace made of what is kind of like laminated fabric on board - I don't think it's laminated, but it's covered in some sort of plastic or thin clear resin - hard to tell, but I kept going back to the stall, so had to have a piece - the green in this really called to me. These are made by the very alike Strutt Sisters.
Lovely goodies to brighten my week - thanks MadMad, JP and the artists at the Hope Street Market (which is on again today if anyone happens to be reading this and in Sydney and have some free time!). (And for those wondering, will post about the scarf from my last post tomorrow!!)