I must admit to never having worked in a knitting friendly workplace. I did bar work when I was a student, so between the potential spillage and smoke it just wouldn't have been practical, not to mention how busy it was. I've also worked as a watersports instructor in the Med and you can't knit whilst windsurfing. My military days didn't exactly lend themselves to knitting either... although I think you could do a lot of damage to the enemy with some needles and yarn, you'd die of embarrassment wearing some of the things I've knitted. I was in John Lewis in Liverpool today and the ladies there don't seem to have the same problem, six of the eight Habidashery Department staff were sat knitting, so where do I sign up?
Unfortunately I was only looking for mundane bits and pieces like buttons and not on a yarn mission, but I did manage to find these clasps for my coat (i'm still in the process of lining it - well still thinking about the process of lining it). I needed three, but there were only two and a half in the tube. Two and a half - I'd like to know how they ended up with a half, but the lady was kind enough to locate more at other stores.
I also managed to pick these up (not JL) for the grand sum of 71p. They're plastic, not wood, but i'm still looking forward to designing a bag to go on them.
My other less obvious yarn related purchase was a set of electronic scales. I tend to work by weight and not yardage and so it's important for me to know exactly how much I have. My old mechanical scales are er..well..a long way from being accurate. They were also half price in Argos and it would have been rude not to...
On the actual knitting front not much has been happening. The tiny cardigan I was working on yesterday got ripped so many times that I gave up. I was too tired and annoyed and couldn't face casting on again. To make up for not sending something else, I decided to jolly up the boat neck sweater by swiss darning a teddy bear's head onto it. It's not so big that it won't fit reasonably soon.
I just wanted to get it all out of the way as I have other things on my mind...and they're adult sized!