I can’t resist

Nobody really believed I would stick to single-colour items from now on, did they? Because of course I went for something with even more ends.

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This is another Good Old Raglan in the 0-3 months size, for a friend who should be having her baby any day now. I just couldn’t resist using up more of this spangly yarn, and (once I figured out where I went wrong) the pattern is so simple and easy to make.

But oh the endssssss!

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I’m tackling them by sticking something on Netflix, snuggling up with the boyfriend, and sewing in as many as I can stand. Then I take a break to knit or crochet something else so I don’t get mad and end up throwing it across the room (this may or may not have happened before). So far it’s working. Slowly.

Hannah

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Yarn swap

Remember I decluttered my blanket yarn to Rebecca? Well she sent me some super AWESOME yarn in return, and I finally had time to collect it from the Post Office, so I thought I’d have a wee unboxing.

First up, a couple of skeins in this really interesting colourway.

It makes me think of Autumn evenings all snuggled up to keep warm, so these cakes will probably end up as a cowl or scarf.

Then there’s this lovely blue grey purple skein.

No plans for that one yet.

Some spangles

And then these two.

As soon as I pulled these from the box I knew they were destined to be together. The grey is just too neutral for my liking, and the pink kind of burns my eyes, but if I put them together they balance each other out perfectly.

It’s really interesting to me; if I had seen most of these colourways in a shop I don’t think I would have gone for them (I tend to be distracted by bright, jewel colours), but looking at them now I actually really like them.

It’ll be fun to work outside of my usual colour palette, which never would have happened if I hadn’t gone for swapsies. It really is good to try new things sometimes!

Hannah

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