I have been in a bookshop a few times without buying any books. Even Scarthin (blog), although that is rare 🙂 (for my previous post on Scarthin books the wonderful lovely shop check the outings tag) but not today. Today I bought three books.
One was second hand and cheap. The other two were new, which is a bit of an indulgence, especially as an Amazon order is also winging its way towards me as I type (well, it’s actually probably in a box sitting in a warehouse or a van at this time of night, but you know what I mean :))
But I just couldn’t resist them, which is a bit weird because they are both about knitting and I not only don’t knit, but I have no plans to learn. I only crochet. But one was about Scandinavian knitting, packed with info and design elements I’m sure I can convert to crochet 🙂
The other is about Aran knitting, with stuff about the history of it and cable patterns and all sorts of juicy stuff. I love crochet cables, although I haven’t yet got round to the post on them yet. I am about to start an actual project using them, rather than just trial bits though, so maybe when there is enough of that to take a pic of I might post.
In fact that is what I want to be doing right now, rather than writing my blog – either starting my new cable project (just got to finish drawing up the plan!) or reading my new books 🙂
I don’t know which shop is harder to leave without a purchase, a book shop or a yarn shop 🙂 although the latter is my new addiction this year while bookshops have always been an Aladdin’s cave to me. Mmmm… books… 😀
We also had a very nice hot chocolate and some squidgy cake in a flavour I’ve never had before, gooseberry and elderflower, which was yum. But I didn’t take my camera, so no pics.
I regretted the no camera thing when we took a short stroll by the canal, as there were fluffy baby coots with punk hair and also tadpoles.
Anyway, I’m off now to play with cables!