Yep, I was LP big time yesterday.
I had totally intended to come to S'n'B, but then it got all dark and cold and I was sleepy and, well, you know how it is in winter =S
Actually, I even had my cute new bus knitting case with me! Its from Paris!! (as are today's photos =))
The yarn hunt in gay Paris took us to the Le Bon Marche, a huge department store.
To be honest I was pleasantly surprised by the resuts of this yarny expedition.
Despite the department storeyness there was a massive range of yarns, very nicely arranged, and the staff seemed to know a little something about knitting!!!
In fact most of them were actually in the process of knitting when we arrived!!
(Ok, not the greatest pic, but you get the idea ;))
Paris is such an amazing place (ok, quit it with the duhs) - I just can't imagine ever running out of things to see or do.
I'm sure you could spend about 10 weeks in the Louvre alone.
And you still probably wont have seen everything there.
We had some fairly interesting weather in Paris - let's call it tropical (pelting rain storms every 7.5 minutes or so) - but there were so many things to do inside that it didn't realy matter too much.
And, like my last trip to Paris - but contrary to popular belief - every single person we spoke to was completely friendly and helpful.
And the coffee - oooh the coffee!!!
The sitting at cafes and just watching!
I'm happy to report that we did our fair share of coffee and watching.
(And is that not the cutest breakfast you've ever seen?)
Oooh yes, I'd go back to Paris in a second! (can you tell?)
Back here and now, but stil with the yarn, the knitting is back in full swing - especally on the bus (actually, I'm trying not to mention it, but a little something starting with R is distracting me at other times =S) - and I am nearly all the way through the chart on the first of the Lions Corazons for J-Mo.
(sorry, I'll come back and add in some links a bit later)
The dayflower lace is momentarily on hold - I have a little question I was going to ask around at S'n'B.
Perhaps its a kind of stupid question (except that there aren't any stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.. or something... hehe).
I'm using patons totem merino.
Totem merino is machine washable.
Lace needs blocking to look as pretty as possible.
So, will a machine washable yarn block effectively enough to be worth finishing, or should I rip and start again in a more blockable yarn?