I bought this yellow Aran weight yarn from this lovely little yarn shop near the Northern Quarter that I had never heard of before until by chance I saw an advert on Facebook. Purl City Yarns is located on Port Street and is a well stocked, small yarn shop. By looking round they seemed to specialise in expensive and more specialised yarns, but I do love a trip to a yarn shop and was very happy to have visited. I was specifically looking for yellow to try and get that Pikachu case done!
I also really wanted to make another (and hopefully better) simple skirt (you can see my previous post on this tutorial here) and so this warranted a trip to Abakhan Fabrics. Located on Oldham Street this is a marvellously large fabric shop/haberdashery/yarn shop (I didn't even realise! Imagine my delight!), I got very excited here as they have such a huge range of well priced fabrics! I bought the pale blue polycotton for my skirt, the blue leaf screen printed fabric to make a stiff bag to hold my yarn overflow, and the flower screen printed fabric to re-cover some floor cushions. Funnily enough you pay by the kilo in this shop rather than by the metre...but hey it works!
Finally of course, a caramel latte and a banoffee brownie at North Tea Power, located on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter. Delicious and naughty yum yum.
Have you been spending too much on anything recently like me? ^^