It started because I wanted to make a blanket like this by Heather at Little Tin Bird. I managed to get some of the colours locally but then the rest I ordered from Wool Warehouse which many of you have mentioned here in blogland but who I had never ordered from before.
Their presentation is fantastic. I love the organza bags that they use to keep your wool safe on it's journey to you and of course you can use them again and again
I have been making cowls for Christmas presents using Drops Andes which knits or crochets to a super chunky pattern and is 65% wool and 35% Alpaca.
and Drops Polaris which is 100% wool
I have also discovered Garnstudio's some time ago where you can find lots of wonderful patterns that are free to download to use with your Drops Wool.
I am also a little in love with Drops Big Delight which is 100% wool, Aran weight and I have a very special project in mind for this.
At the beginning of the month I went off to Cornwall for a friends special birthday and as you know I made the Mind, Body & Spirit blanket for her to help her on her road to recovery from breast cancer.
I'm surprised she managed to get it as her sister had quite taken a fancy to it and I did think we would have to check her car before we left Cornwall to make sure it hadn't accidentally got mixed up with her things when she was packing her car.
D had taken a liking for it and as he's just in the process of kitting out a new office he rather thought it would look good on a sofa he's bought to go in there. Instead he ordered some more Woodlander wool from Neil the Knit and that has also arrived.
Looks like I will be busy during my time off over the festive season.
I have also be sorting out my winter reads and as you can see I have quite a collection to get through
especially as the latest Amanda Prowse novel has also dropped through the letterbox this week never mind all those I have stored on my Kindle and the temptation every time I go to the supermarket.
This is for a baby girl due in the New Year and will be a first grandchild for my old school friend.
How did we get old enough to be having grandchildren.
The wool used is Stylecraft Special DK using a 3.25 hook
1019 Cloud Blue
It too one ball of each accept for Sherbert and it took two as this was the colour I used to join the squares and to finish off the edging.
Well that's it from me
Have a good week one & all