Whilst taking a year off from work, I decided to learn how to knit! And now I can’t stop knitting things. YouTube, Pinterest and Ravelry are my new best friends, with so many ideas for making things with the yarns that I have accumulated over the last few years.
Buying yarn is quite addictive! I have logged all my yarns in Ravelry and realise I need to resist buying any more yarn until I have made at least some impact on my stash…that said, there’s a Knit Fest coming to my town in the next couple of months eek! Can I resist buying more?
One of my favourite suppliers is Ripples Crafts, they sell sock yarn that crochets into really warm hats that don’t take up too much room in your pocket and the colours are amazing. I lost the first hat I crocheted with their yarn, and was pretty devastated for sentimental reasons, but also the batches of colours are small, so finding the same coloured thread would be impossible. If I can ever stop knitting items, I will get around to learning how to crochet proper stitches and patterns! But I’ve enjoyed giving it a go.