Hi there, how are you all, today? I want to share with you, my new discovery. SELF STRIPING YARN!!!!!!!!! I see it so often on Instagram and Podcasts but it's always US yarn suppliers, which I would of bought some eventually but while I'm cutting back on buying yarn, I can't justify the shipping. Sometimes it costs as much for shipping as the yarn.
Anyway, I was happy just looking at everyone else's pretty yarn, then a couple of weeks ago, I googled "self striping yarn in the UK". A website popped up called Twisted Limone, it's an Etsy shop where she sells her hand-dyed, hand -wound yarns. She updates her shop every Saturday afternoon but you have to be quick as it sells out really quick.
I'm doing a plain Vanilla sock, using my normal 64 stitches to fit my foot and I'm going to do my first ever Afterthought heel, which was one of my knitting goals this year. The colour I'm using is Find the River and as you can see go from vibrant green and blue to a softer green and blue then the dark chocolate brown. I love it!!!! I've named them A First Time For Everything as these are my first self striping socks, my first Afterthought heel and the first time I've used Addi Sock Rockets which Tangled Yarn have just started selling.
When you hear knitters talk about self striping yarn, they say it's addictive and you constantly want to get to the next colour. Yep, they're right, it is, so much so, I eagerly waited for Saturday's update and I managed to get this ball of Sherbet Dip, don't those colours looks delicious? I know I said I was on a yarn diet but for something special I will break it and I've only got two balls of self striping in my stash!!!
The project I've been working on mostly this week is my Frangipani Shawl, I love everything about this pattern. It's quick to knit and even though it's a lace pattern, it's not complicated. I've knit 75% of the shawl! this week, I love that Helen, the designer of the shawl, has given you percentages of how much you've knit. As I said about the self striping socks, getting to the next colour, the shawls them same, I have to get to the next percentage. The last part of the shawl, will take longer to do as you end up with over 500 stitches, I would like to get it finished by the weekend as the next pattern from. Dream Big, is due out at the end of the month.
The only other thing on my needles are my Tuuli Mitts but I haven't got any further with them so look exactly the same as last week, I'm also still reading the Cornish House by Liz Fenwick.
Before I go I wanted to share this photo with you, my husband and I decided to go out for dinner on Saturday. We tried to get a table at The Crooked House, unfortunately they were fully booked. The building really is this crooked, it's feels very strange when you walk through the bar to restaurant, you can't walk in a straight line, luckily the restaurant is an extension and isn't crooked, so nothing slides off the table!!!!
We ended up at The Inn at Shipley, which is a recently refurbished restaurant, the decor is beautiful with open fires, so very cosy.
Thanks for stopping by.