This week's Happenings...
Happy new year! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a good start to the new year. We had a lovely time here, and are now ready to embrace the new year with as much knitting and yarn as we can cram in!
We've spent the week de-Christmassing the shop, always a big undertaking whether at home or in the shop! It never all goes back into the boxes it came out of, and at least one item is always forgotten until the boxes are back in the attic (I'm looking at you, felt mistletoe at home!). In the shop things have been moved around to make way for the new Adriafil delivery which came a few days before Christmas. There's new shades of a few old favourites, like these new colours in Knitcol, a Dk 100% merino superwash colour changing yarn.
This yarn has 125m per 50g ball, and a gauge of 20 stitches and 29 rows on 4.5mm needles.
There are also new shades in the chunky weight colour changing yarn Mistero
This yarn has 90m per 50g ball, and is a blend of 53% wool and 47% acrylic. Its gauge is 14 stitches and 20 rows on 7mm needles.
Two new yarns have also made their way to us, the first of which, WoCa is a DK yarn with an unusual blend of 70% wool and 30% hemp! It is soft and has a lovely heathered appearance.
It comes in these 3 lovely shades, blue, grey and a gorgeous mid brown. There are 110m per 50g ball, and the gauge is 21 stitches and 26 rows on 3.5-4mm needles.
The last yarn is my personal favourite! Zebrino is a worsted/aran weight yarn which alternates a colour changing stripe with a grey stripe! There is, of course, a rainbow option!
They are beautifully soft and I can imagine making everything with them! I think it would look equally nice as a jumper or cardigan as it would in a crochet blanket - quite rare I think!
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My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..