And…. voting is now closed for the Stylecraft colour competition. All of the shades that we shortlisted were in their own ways scrumptious, but now that the poll is done, I can come out of my shell and say that I so hope that one of the greens will win. A soft, nature-inspired green. Or a vibrant one like this, maybe?
Anyway, we shall see.
I was thinking of all the shortlisted shades yesterday in a yarn shop (where else?) in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Below, you can see their racks of mostly-Stylecraft, and I noticed that it was particularly amongst the greens that they’d squeezed in balls of rival shades to bulk out the rainbow. C’mon you greens! The photo is terrible because I was slightly embarrassed to be seen snapping their yarn. So let’s keep it small, OK?
Anyway, I was in the shop for other stuff: chunkier yarn, lots and lots of chunkier yarn, because I have
yet another plan. Never mind all the things I should be knitting/crocheting/doing (such as finishing writing up the house-bag pattern/tutorial – I AM working on that, honest), but I have a big, crazy plan, part of which involves a much larger-scale version of the crocheted house design. (And it’s not a bag, this time. It involves a large item of furniture.)
So I lugged home a sack of yarn so large that the Stoic Spouse’s first words when I got back were, “Oh, you bought an actual sheep?” He should know better than to say something like this, because round here, that sort of remark is likely to be punished by my bringing home an actual real live baa-ing, munching, pooing sheep next time. Then we’d find out how stoic he really was.
Anyway, this new project is going to be big, but should work up pretty speedily due to the aran-weight yarn. Here’s the start of the roof tiles. My feet are there for scale. They are not small feet. And that ball of yarn is properly large, I tell you:-
So, I shall bring you images of the craziness as it evolves. For anyone who hasn’t seen my last few-and-far-between posts, I’m writing here less than usual at the moment because I’m mid-IVF. Really the instruction sheets for the drugs should’ve said: WARNING: MAY CAUSE A REDUCTION IN BLOGGING FREQUENCY. But hey-ho, maybe it’s the drugs that made me crazy enough to come up with my mad new crochet plan, in which case I owe them some thanks.