So exciting to come home to a large PINK PARCEL!
I opened it in a rush and quickly photographed it in the placky bag as I had to be somewhere fast, but here is my new cotton stash! I’ve never bought any yarn in bulk and now look at me, with my yarnalicious rows of DK below and now 13 balls of cotton!
Penny’s blog – Planet Penny – is listed in links somewhere to the right of this page, click if you too would be interested in buying a pack. I obviously can’t vouch for the cotton, yet, but the delivery was super fast! ( I think I only paid for this on Saturday.)
I’ll show some pics of what I create with the super bundle of bright cotton as I go along….
Having a ‘stash’ (this does sound very American to me, but I can’t think what else works so well in one neat word!) does mean that you can try any pattern out there and then, rather than wait to buy a ball of something.
I also am a bit excited about this….
I didn’t even know this magazine existed. The shops I tend to go to for a rummage around amongst their craft magazines don’t stock Mollie Makes. I’m looking forward to a good look at it tonight.
Can you recommend any other crochet / crafty mags?
First of all, I think you and I are on the same plane in some way because I just posted a link to her blog AND she commented on it!
Second, I WANT THIS!!! Cotton is so expensive here, like $9.00 for a 50 gram ball, no lie!! I asked if she ships to the US, I sure hope so!!
That’s sweet -I definitely I think we are living parallel yarn-lives in some way too. :-)
I hope you can get some at a good price from Penny. Exciting!
Cotton is pricey here too, this is a very good deal.
Oh we are so on the same wavelength!! I was browsing around today and found Planet Penny’s Cotton Club and thought “I’ll get some of those next”. Then I saw the title of your post and immediately knew what was in your parcel lol!! Not having the supplies I need is always what stops me from making things. Loving your purple tulips too and looking forward to reading about lots of rainbow bright cottony things :)
Are you saying I am a yarn buying trendsetter, ahead with the kool-kids? :-D
Go for it. We can compare DK & cottony projects. :-)
The pink envelope makes it extra special, doesn’t it? I’m loving my stash of Planet Penny yarn too.
Re crochet magazines – they’re so pricey I never buy them, but my husband and I like to go to a large bookstore once a week (this constitutes our date night – I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing). I get a cup of tea, he gets coffee, and we sit and read magazines for free. I like Crochet!, Crochet Today, Inside Crochet, and of course the ne plus ultra of crochet mags, Interweave Crochet.
Thanks for commenting on my blog!
Pingback: Planet Penny Cotton Club Update - planetpenny.co.uk
I love Mollie Makes and only discovered it last month. Its great that you get a project with each mag, I am thinking of subscribing to it for 12 months. The idea is for it to introduce me to other crafty things. Sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day. I look forward to hearing what the cotton yarn is like to work with. I have recently bought some bamboo/ cotton mix as it is very similar to Rowan but a lot cheaper. Although I haven’t decided what to do with it yet!
Your blog is funner than mine, no fair! I am loving it so far. I also wanted to say how impressed I am with your crochet skills. You have done amazing in the year you have learned. Had I not seen that post I would not have even known. Keep up the good work. I am going to check out the Penny cotton and perhaps order some. I love the Stylecraft so much!