On posting my WIP yesterday, I realised that I hadn’t shared the pretties that I brought at the first Bristol Wool Fair! And even worse I hadn’t shared that I had been to the Bristol Wool Fair. How remiss of me!
Nearly 2 weeks ago I went to Clifton Downs in Bristol for the first time to visit the Wool Fair. I had a lovely day with my friends from Knit2together, we looked at yarn, we ate (msg) sausages and we looked at some more yarn, then we did our stint at volunteering where I was stewarding the knitathon - so much fun! This involved 20 people knitting one long piece of material in a row. I only came away with the book and the red and blue skeins of yarn.
This made me feel a bit unfulfilled so I went back to the fair on Sunday and found a bargain bin at Rosie’s moments and the pink and purple yarns joined my collection. None of them match, but I love them! I’m sure they will become something beautiful. I also got some sheeps icecream and had a lovely afternoon with my hubbie :)
I really hope there is another Bristol Wool Fair because it was so much fun and nice to have a local wool fair where we can discover new yarns that are being produced locally. Amazing!
Wip Wednesday :) working on a lace weight cardi… it’s painful!
The pattern I’m following is Spirited and the yarn is adriafil zephir 50 which is 50% wool, 50% acrylic. I’m not sure why the yarn hurts so much but it’s going to make a lovely light cardigan in my favourite colour :)
I think this will have short sleeves due to the fact I only purchase 1 skein of this yarn (1367yards), so I’m really hoping there will be enough. The pattern calls for 2000yards in my size, so I’m hoping that the sleeves will be a good proportion of this.
Finally starting a new project after months of blog silence! Please be patient I have been busy working on one of the most epic projects of my life, but I can’t reveal it yet - anyway that has now got to the stage where I can’t take it on the train anymore, so I needed a new project for my commuting time. This is a swatch for the new project: Hitofude cardigan. I knitting this with the fyberspates vivacious yarn that I got when I went to unravel in 2013, it’s the most beautiful yarn I’m in love. I can’t wait to have a lace cardigan made from this it’s going to be stunning!
Baby boy playing on the wedding present I completed in the nick of time for my lovely friends Hannah and Craig. I made them the granny stripe blanket from attic24.