I've had another spending spree where yarn is concerned, this time I've made a purchase from Wharfedale Woolworks and I'm pleased as punch with what I've received.
This is 75% British Bluefaced Leicester wool and 25% nylon, making it ideal for sock knitting. It has been dip dyed and hand painted with iris blues and purples, yellows and greens.
One skein contains less green and more purple than the other.
It's amazing what you can find online these days. Look at these cute little Hand Made charms. I bought a few so that I could sew them in to my knitted garments, especially those I make as gifts.
A couple of posts back, I showed you the socks I had started for my mum for Christmas. After nearly finishing the first sock it became apparent that they weren't going to fit my mum, and rather than finishing them off and giving them to Eleanor, I decided that I would pull it all out and use a different pattern.
I'm not the fastest knitter so it was a bit of a wrench having to pull out all that work, but I'm pleased I did now as I've found a lovely pattern, Waving Not Drowning, and it looks lovely. My photo doesn't really do it justice. I hope these will fit my mum.
I'm still plodding on with my crochet granny squares which will eventually be sewn in to a blanket, but it's going rather slowly at the moment as I'm back to my knitting. I've done forty six squares so far, there's still many more to go but there's no rush.
It's certainly going to be a very colourful blanket.