Thursday, 9 January 2014

New Year... new projects

Happy 2014 everyone!

Have you started a new project for the new year?

I'm busy finishing up some shop samples ahead of Ysolda Teague's first mystery knit along which starts on 13th January. You can read about it here and on Ravelry here. There are over 900 projects already listed on Ravelry!

I think I'm going to use some YarnPony Mustang (hand dyed 100% merino) but given that it's a mystery and I have no idea what is ahead, I'm a bit concerned my colour choice is a bit dark... So I may change my mind!

I'm also doing another knit along... this time Kirsten Kapur's Mystery Sock KAL which starts on 15th January. For that I'm probably going to use some Regia Angora Merino. This is a supersoft but tough sock yarn.

But again I reserve the right to change my mind.

Both these knit alongs are offered at a discounted price which will rise when the patterns are released. You need to buy them on Ravelry. We can help if you've never bought a pattern on Ravelry!

These knit alongs are scheduled over 5 weeks - and whilst its nice to have a schedule, it doesn't matter if I can't keep up. I'll have a copy of the pattern to finish at any time.

I'm also planning a new crochet blanket. I made my first one in 2013 using an Attic 24 pattern - Granny Stripes. I used a Louisa Harding wool/cotton yarn - Ianthe which is gorgeous but now unfortunately discontinued by the manufacturer.

We have some balls left in the shop in our bargain basket (25% off!) I would highly recommend it (for crochet or knitting).

Having now used my finished blanket, I'm keen to make another one in the same yarn, luckily I have managed to squirrel away a few more balls. This time I have my eye on Grandma's Magic Blanket.

But again I reserve the right to change my mind!

We're also getting ready for this year's Pittenweem Arts Festival Project. If you follow us on Pinterest you may have noticed our newest board... a clue to what Anne Marijke has in store for this year's community craft project!

What are you working on?

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