When Lucy asked for Granny bunting for Yarndale I was delighted because I’d already offered to contribute something towards the yarn walk that is planned for the route from Skipton station to the venue. It’s a great way to use up a stash of yarn and I had crinkly bags full of Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine stuff. It squeaks as you use it. Yeuch. BUT it’s very pretty colours and is perfect for bunting since you won’t be wearing it, and wouldn’t never know how plastic it feels to the touch.
I wanted a large pretty pottery bowl to hold my wool, or a wicker basket lined with beautiful material but sadly I own no such thing. Someone winces and pulls me away when I head towards wicker, or Tupperware or stationery. I’ve foiled him with the latter two, but not the wicker so much. Then I remembered my herb bucket (bought last May bank holiday – I see) It’s been serving as a waste paper basket in The Little Room for ages.
The colours are perfect, don’t you think?
I hate waste so have bags of unused, half used balls and tiny scraps of yarn. I crocheted tons of middles with the teeny scraps while we watched Forest Gump the other night. I’d forgotten about the film’s great music, so really enjoyed watching it again. It’s sunny HURRAY! So there’s going to be some outdoor crochet happening too.
I see my granny bunting has Lucy’s seal of approval as she’s left a lovely comment on my BrANd NEw The Little Room of Rachell Facebook page.
Thank you to Hannah of Not Your Average Crochet for my new media buttons! She’s such a whizz and now I’m all linked up.
Yesterday we went to Cotswold Needlecraft at Evesham Country Park as I’d seen on the Mollie Makes blog that they were having a warehouse sale. It’s on till 2nd June and if you want to buy a pack of discounted yarn I’d recommend you go there sharpish. There’s a nice walk down to the river, a farm shop selling gorgeous produce and all sorts of lovely places to shop and browse.
I couldn’t resist buying some more embroidery thread. I’ve never used metallic before.
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Gorgeously bright bunting! Very pretty. I agree the magazine yarn is perfect for bunting…. I donated mine to a school project this week before I saw Lucy’s post… and I’m envious of your discounted Debbie Bliss wool :)
Sounds like the perfect weekend. You can get specially thrown ceramic bowls for keeping your wool in so it doesn’t roll around the floor. They have a little hook for the thread to run through. Have you seen those?? Have to confess, I have a bit of a basket fetish!
Hi Rachel, I love the new look on your blog :)
I hope you can get my messages.mi had sent a few messages and links for you several times ( but I don’t think you got it .
I love your blog and reading about your adventures…love the bunting , it makes me want to make some for outside for the summer :)
Yes, I’m also envious of the DB discounted wool. Looks lovely. What are you going to embroider? I used to do nothing but embroidery and needlepoint, I can’t believe it now – haven’t threaded a needle in years :-)
Hmm, so Yarndale is the same weekend as the Uncon? How far is it to Skipton from Leeds? :-)