Blaze of glory

So, my love affair with colour continues with the sneaky purchase of more gorgeous yarn! I have been lusting after this wool for at least a year but have been keeping myself in check. But having finished my hitchhiker I decided that I needed a little treat to brighten up my week :-)

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To be honest it is a strange thing as I would never have said that a mix of oranges, pinks and purples would ever have appealed but somehow the vibrancy just takes my breath away.

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It also reminds me of these totally gorgeous sunsets so maybe that is the link.

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Sunset 8th Dec

I haven’t decided what to make with it yet but I am leaning towards either another Hitchhiker (ravelry link) or a Baktus (ravelry link). There are some wonderful examples of both these scarves in this yarn so it is going to be a tough choice.

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And this is the out-take where the flash came on and a small spotty nose appeared in the top left corner!

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I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I am off to Paignton to run the half marathon. Fingers crossed that it stays fine :-)

Woolly Outing

Oooh now let me tell you about my trip to the wool festival Unravel with my lovely friend Heidi (an amazingly talented knitter, crocheter and sewer who dyes and spins her own wool too).

Unravel is a lovely day out for those of a woolly persuasion providing you keep a tight hold on your purse strings ;-) . Mind you, my spending was tempered by the fact that it was super busy which I found a bit trying. They definitely need a one-way system in the big hall!

The pleasure of Unravel starts even before you get to the Maltings as anything that stands still long enough has been yarn bombed.

A lamppost….

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A sign for the bridge….

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A friendly spider…..

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AND then sheep. Two in fact, with lovely curly grey coats. They were very friendly and not bothered by all the people admiring them.

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Then it is into the main arena to a riot of colour and warmth. So many individual stalls selling all sorts of woolly items and accessories. Many of the names I recognise from blogland which is lovely as you know you are supporting small businesses. The colours were just breathtaking.

IMG_3648IMG_3649I was very well behaved and only purchased one skein of Little Grey Sheep wool from Manor Farm (the lovely sheep at the entrance belonged to them too) in a gorgeous shade of teal/blue . I think this is destined to be simple wrist warmers if I can master knitting in the round.

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and one skein of Fyberspates in a lovely blue for a scarf/shawl. I bought a pattern from another stand but it looks mighty complicated so might be calling on Heidi for help with this one!

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All this woollyness was followed by lunch in Loch Fyne. Lush :-)

Big thank you Heidi for coming over and spending the day with me. xx