Welcome to my blog for the 2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I started blogging last year just in time for the first blog week and thoroughly enjoyed it.
A tale of two yarns. I remember that someone asked the great gardener, Christopher Lloyd, which his favourite plant was. He replied that it was whichever one he was looking at at that moment. I confess to being a bit like that with yarn. I flip flop from one to another, loving most of them.
My favourite yarn of the moment is semi-precious by Babylonglegs. It is the softest, squishiest and yummiest yarn ever. It has such beautiful colours too. Now, I must admit that I haven't actually knitted anything with it yet. I haven't plucked up the courage. I would hate it if it ended up as 'a good yarn spoiled'. But in my heart I know that when I do it is going to be gorgeous. Until I am brave enough I will content myself with squeezing it.
At the other end of the spectrum is this Stylecraft Sirocco DK . I think the colour is Pineapple. Last year I bought a book called Amalfi by Debbie Bliss. I fell in love with lots of the patterns but hoped that I could work my way around using the Amalfi yarn by finding an alternative. This was the one I chose. In theory it should have been ok. They are both a mixture of cotton and linen and both double knit. I knitted the back of a cardigan but I couldn't get on with the yarn. It is the knobbly bits I think. I really didn't enjoy knitting with it. In fact, I hated it. The worst part of this story is that I have the same yarn in other colours because I was going to make a few things from the book and the yarn was cheap from Kemps. What a Womble!
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