Guess what the postie delivered to me the other day? My first ever mail order of yarn from the Wool Warehouse.
Wow! Posh wool! I love how it comes in it’s own little bag, it’ll be perfect to keep my WIP in. And the colours are beautiful too, just what I’d pictured when I ordered. This is all stylecraft special dk yarn. I’ve heard so many good things about it so thought it was high time I tried it for myself. It’s fantastic value for money too which is music to my ears. Now, this is for a few different projects. Some for my flower blanket, some for a secret Christmas present project, but mainly for my next blanket. Again, this will be a Christmas present, this time for my hubby’s nan. She’s quite poorly and her vision is very limited these days so she can only see bright colours. These are the ones I picked for her.
So let’s begin…. The first thing I had to do was a magic ring. I’d never had to do one before. I tried following the instructions in the book but couldn’t get to grips with it. I need visuals. So good old YouTube it was. After watching a few tutorials I found one that I understood.
This final colour is when it started getting tricky. The rest of it was relatively straightforward but this last bit really tested me. My poor head was frazzled, I needed complete quiet to concentrate. I ended up undoing it twice before I finally cracked it.
Lots of new stitches discovered doing this. I’m hoping it’ll get easier the more I do. Ends sewn in and I have to admit quite a few hours of enjoyable hooking have led to this one square. One down, many more to go! All 13 rows and 940 stitches of it.