When my husband told me at the beginning of July that this month I should buy some clothes for myself, I'm not sure this is what he had in mind:
The purple is King Cole merino blend 4ply in the colour Damson. That's going to be Breckon by Amy Christoffers.
The fleece/fibre/roving/whatnot is some North Ronaldsay and is destined to become a Reine by Alexis Winslow.
Both patterns are from Wool People Vol 3 by the Brooklyn Tweed team. Although Loop London now stock Brooklyn Tweed yarns, the budget wouldn't stretch that far -- yet. I will make a sweater in either the worsted-weight Shelter or the fingering-weight Loft though. All spare £s are currently going towards the Clarinet Fund (although that's grown considerably thanks to a rebate from the water people - I've been overpaying by about £20 a month for the last year it would seem!).
I'll be doing a tension square for the King Cole as it's a different yarn than Loft. Although the Loft has more metres per gramme than the King Cole, it's spun in a different way (woollen spun) which makes it an airier yarn.
Before I can cast on Breckon I've got to find my 2.75mm circular as I think I'll need it and it's not in my needle case and I've got to finish spinning some burgundy merino before I can start on the Ronaldsay.
I've also finished my Summer Solstice scarf/shawl and that's blocking in the spare room, so I'm hoping it'll be dry by the end of the day.
Oh, I did buy some ready-to-wear clothes, in case you were wondering. Marks and Spencer had an offer of two t-shirts for £8 when I was in a few weeks ago so I bought three for me and one for DD1. Oh, and last week when I had to be in Colchester for an optician's appointment I came away with a new pair of reading glasses (so I can see my stitches when I'm knitting - especially socks). I also bought a new black leather handbag from Debenhams. I remembered the unused £25 gift-card that hubby bought me as part of my Christmas present and they had a 20% off sale!