Tuesday 26 September 2017

An Autumn giveaway *NOW CLOSED*

***Congratulations to Rebecca Lee***

Autumn is here.

And what could be more fitting at this time of year than this leafy yarn bowl?

Isn't it a beauty?
The lovely people at KnitPro kindly sent me one to try and I must admit, I totally adore it.

It's beautifully handcrafted in wood and is the pefect size for holding a fairly large ball of yarn.
Why use a yarn bowl, you wonder? Well, I find that it helps keep an even tension and (more importantly for me) it prevents the yarn from disappearing under the sofa, or being taken off by the cat / dog / children whilst I work.

It's even got a handy little stopper to stop the yarn escaping.

I was also sent a cute little stitchmarker pouch, which now means I can keep them in one place.
(No more scrabbling around in the bottom of project bags for me!)

AND, I'm so pleased to announce that KnitPro have given me an extra yarn bowl and pouch to giveaway - hooray!

The giveaway is open worldwide and will run until midnight on 3rd October. A winner will be drawn at random and contacted by email on 4th October.

If you'd like to enter, then click below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!!
Sarah xx

Monday 11 September 2017

Ribbon yarn

Oooooo (more) new yarn.

This time it's big.
Really, really biiiiiiiiiiiiiig.

My good pal, Andrea from Woolly Mahoosive has just stocked some amazing new yarns, including this fabulous giant ribbon tape yarn and she sent me some to try.

For those of you who don't know Woolly Mahoosive, let me fill you in:
Run by Andrea, the shop specialises in big and giant yarns (I used lots of it in Supersize Crochet). The yarns range from high-end, beautifully soft Merinos to affordable and fun acrylic giants, with ribbon tape and natural alpacas in between. In short, if you want to knit or crochet big, Woolly Mahoosive is a great place to go.
Oh and she also sells the big ol' hooks and needles you'll need, too.

So once I had received my yarn, I played around with a few ideas - it would be great for homewares and accessories, I think - and decided on a bag.
The first thing I noticed is that the yarn is very soft and smooth to work with. It has a little stretch to it and glides through the fingers, even when using such a big hook (I used a 25mm). It also frogs really easily, which is an important factor when you're working on a project, I think.

This little bag uses just 33m of the ribbon tape yarn and the project couldn't be easier.
You can find the free pattern here.

Enjoy your week!

Sarah xx