Today I popped up to my fab LYS Marmalade Yarns for a pair of 5mm needles. While there I bought some Sirdar Wool Aran in the most gorgeous silver grey colour. I want to make a scarf/ shawl for my youngest stepsister (the one who got married in Sydney in April) as a gift for Christmas. She’s a very glamorous young woman who generally wears neutrals so grey is ideal. This will be useful for her when she’s visiting the UK or goes to the mountains in Oz. (I was quite surprised to discover there was snow and skiing in Australia!)
While there I had a chat with Janet, who runs the crochet courses. While signing up for one in three weeks time I mentioned that I wanted to try and make my Dad a crochet waistcoat, possibly in Noro Kureyon. She suggested the best way to create what I’m trying to achieve! I’m so pleased and grateful to be getting started, so I’m going to make some test squares in this colour way over the next 3 weeks.
Apparently a circle in a square is best, so that’s what I’ll be doing! Check out Janet’s gorgeous blog http://janetfrieldesigns.blogspot.co.uk
My final purchase can be put firmly at the door of The Twisted Yarn who made this book sound so enticing when she blogged about it that I ordered two on Amazon straight away. (The second is a Christmas present.) SHE IS RIGHT!!! I love it – I know I will use this book a lot.
I can’t show you what I’m crocheting as it’s a secret as the recipient is a reader…