I've just logged on to the computer to find last week's post hasn't posted, so rather than delete it I'll post it and follow up with another blog post later today!
Where has Spring gone?! I was just about down to a single long sleeve t-shirt and now I'm back on the winter wardrobe! Not that I'm complaining about wearing my beautiful hand knits of course. I need to knit myself some more summer tops, or thin flowy accessories. I may well do the Rico pattern I talked about a few weeks ago with the laceweight cotton to wear when it warms up a bit!
Yarn shop day seems so far away now, but it was such a lovely day! Thank you to everyone who came by to see us in the shop, bought things from our sale, indulged in the gorgeous cakes and bought raffle tickets! Don't forget, the sale and raffle continues until the end of May, so you have plenty of time to come and get yourself some bargains! There is still plenty to choose from in our £1 and £1.50 boxes!
In other news, the start of the crochet blanket-along is fast approaching, with the start date of the 1st June. Sharon has designed such a beautiful pattern for us to follow, I'm so excited to start it! It's called Granny's Log Cabin, and uses 15 colours in 3 colour groups (blues, neutrals and pink/purples) along with some shades that go across the colour groups. It uses the classic granny square as well as a motif design block to give a really unusual blanket. It is suitable for the beginner as it uses only granny squares and double crochet stitches, and if you get stuck you can bring it into the shop for help. Look out for more details coming out over the next two weeks, but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek!
That bottom block is so lovely! I can't wait, hopefully you will join us in the crochet along, it should be fun!
Time to put the finishing touches on my crocheted shark for the summer window, he's so cute, and very big! Can't wait to see him finished!
My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..