We’re In The Pink here at Gorgeous Yarns today! Its Valentine’s day, and whether you celebrate the day or not, it is a lovely day for looking at Gorgeous Yarns, and perhaps treating yourself if you see something you can’t resist! I have put together this small collection of our yarns, In The Pink and Red shades we have, for Valentine’s day, and a ceramic vase I like which celebrates hand made. Its my passion to share the love of creating with beautiful, natural hand dyed yarns, and these Pinks and Reds are some of the wonderful colours and fibres we have. All will make fabulous projects and your time is rewarded with a unique items that will be treasured.
Talking of unique items, what do you think of the project bag, our friend Sheila has knitted, and I have finished off with fabric?
It is a Valentine’s day gift a customer ordered and I’m really pleased with how it has turned out. The pink yarn, (Rowan Aran Tweed, not one of our yarns) was knitted on smaller needles to get tighter stitches and this has given the bag a really nice felted texture which I have echoed by using a quilted lining in bright pink floral fabric. I hope the recipient is delighted!
I’m still teaching myself to crochet, have you read my article in Inside Crochet yet? www.insidecrochet.co.uk I’ve been looking at crochet hearts on pinterest and put a few ideas in my Gorgeous Yarns folder for you to look at. www.uk.pinterest.com/properknitscorn/gorgeousyarnscouk I did try to make a couple of crochet hearts to post on this page, but my crochet isn’t up to it yet! I love the crochet bunting, so pretty for a Christening or Wedding, and again celebrating hand made. I’ll have to practice and make myself some, to go with the Christening robe pattern that is almost ready for you, more about that in the newsletter at the end of the month. Just to say, it could be one of those family treasures that each generation use for their christenings, its called Heirloom, and when you see it you’ll understand why. I hope you like it.
I’m still working on several other patterns which I hope to have ready for May when Gorgeous Yarns is at Proper Woolly www.properwoolly.co.uk . We will be there with a selected range of yarns, needles and hooks, patterns and project bags and plenty of enthusiasm and advice! I do hope you will be able to come along and say hello. We are also hoping to launch our range of hand dyed cottons and cotton blends, it’s all secret at the moment, but I’m very excited about the yarns from this international artisan supplier and as soon as it’s confirmed that she is supplying me, I’ll let you all know! Can’t wait!!
Today is a bright sunny day here in Cornwall, so I’ve posted a picture of the Daphne plant which is near our front door. The fragrance is amazing, and the flowers are so delicate. It’s one of my favourite plants. The sun on the flowers releases the gorgeous smell, so lovely. I’m going to cut some stems to put in the house so I can enjoy it while I work.
Bye for now, Caroline