More Gorgeous Yarns on the way! I’m just putting 2 new Gorgeous yarns on our website for you…. they are from Perran yarns and hand dyed by my talented friend Steph Thornton. we now have a Merino Tweed DK in a range of colours for women and men, perfect for a small project like a cowl, scarf or hat in this windy weather, or as a colour detail, perhaps an edging or border on a jumper or cardigan. (I think Perran Yarns colours blend well with Eden Cottage Yarns, currently at a reduced price). We also have a 4ply/sock yarn which is a blend or merino/nylon and stellina blend. These yarns are perfect for socks, the nylon gives strength and the stellina (a very fine shiny gold thread) adds a little “je ne sais quoi” without being too blingy!! The colours are gorgeous, as you would expect, and I’m struggling to decide which is my favourite colour, perhaps I will have to knit a pair in each, just for research purposes you understand!!
I’m still thinking about hand made, and enjoying the uniqueness of the hand made things I have around our home. I used my sample piece of crochet to cover a simple silk lampshade base, made for me by Susannah Moore Lampshades, what do you think? It has turned our even better than I had hoped and is perfect on the lamp base in the corner of our room. I smile every time I look at it. I was inspired by reading the Attic 24 blogs, written by Lucy, which give us a peek into her gorgeous home, with crochet soft furnishings all lovely bright colours and hand made with love. I was also inspired by my friend Tamsin, (aka crochet Maid) who has a beautiful crochet lampshade in her lounge; its a carnival of colours, I love it! I wish I had been a bit braver with my colours which now look quite muted, but I love them and they look perfect in our room.
I’ve nearly finished my crochet cardigan too, and will post pictures of it when its done. I will enjoy wearing it and knowing it is unique, made with care and time and will last and last. (I think that’s great value for money really). I had to fiddle with the pattern to make it fit as I was using the wrong yarn and the tension was smaller than the recommended yarn. (Always do a tension swatch folks to save a lot of time and frustration.) Being able to make a hand made garment fit is another joy of hand made, it is perfect for you.
Gorgeous Yarns will be at Stitch St Ives on 19 and 20 March at The Island Centre in St Ives, Cornwall. There is parking close by at The Island, why not pop in for a browse of local arts and crafts related to all kinds of stitchery. Perran Yarns will also be there, so you can see us both and treat yourself to some Gorgeous Yarns! I will have Purely Gorgeous Yarns, and Eden Cottage Yarns, (currently at a reduced price) as well as a selection of needles, crochet hooks and hand made project bags. If you are planning to come along, and would like me to bring something specific that you want to look at, please let me know and I’ll be happy to do so.
Bye for now, Caroline