I can't believe it's October already - it doesn't seem all that long ago since I was having to wear shorts and sandals, but now it's freezing! The weather may be a little less pleasant, but being able to snuggle up with warm projects is definitely a perk. Also, today (10th October) is National I Love Yarn Day, so I thought it would be the perfect day to share some the projects I have been working on recently.
Remember the 80s inspired jumper that I started in April? Well, I have finally finished it! I completely love it, and although it is made in double knit and is a little short, it still keeps me very warm. I'm a bit obsessed with the colours too. Here's a photo - what do you think?
Also, I've been doing a lot more crochet lately and have started working on a hat. At the moment, it isn't looking the best but the colours are so pretty - here is a photo.
It is made using a merino yarn that unfortunately, we do not stock. However, we do stock some other merino yarns. Personally, I don't find it too hard to work with but it is important to make sure that moths to not come anywhere near or it is much more difficult. I recommend buying some wool wash (which we do stock) when buying any pure wool and washing your garment with it once you have finished making it.
Yesterday, I started working with one of our new-in yarns, Stylecraft Softie Chunky. I'm making a waistcoat using one of the new patterns and I love it. Because of the way the wool is spun, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for first-time knitters; however, it is immensely soft. At the moment, I haven't got far enough into it to take photos, but I'll show you some as I go on and am super excited to see how it goes!
That's all from me today - the projects beckon me! Until next time, happy crafting,
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My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..