Today I took a tentative step into new territory and ventured into the yarn department in John Lewis. It may have been the stunning striped tank top worn by the sales assistant (it really was gorgeous!) or perhaps a desire to escape the hoards of kids enjoying half term, but I found myself drawn towards the beautiful wools and yarns all neatly arranged by colour and weight in uniform Perspex shelving. Despite not having knitted since an ill advised foray into the discipline back in Art college when a textile project led me to try knitting with twiddled up lengths of cling film on bamboo needles, I made a purchase. And not beginners yarn either, no, I’ve plumped for a gossamer fine kid mohair, alpaca, silk, and merino wool. This is what I have in mind… http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2013/8/25/lauras-loop-ombre-cowl.html But I may end up a bit more like this… Anyway, it’s a... read more
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