… COMES AROUND!
or ”How this wool traveled from UK to Serbia – and back!”
When we visited our friends Rhianon & Richard in Hereford last summer, they took us, well, everywhere! I could write quite a long story about that journey. Maybe some other time, I do have loads of photos …
Among the other places, R & R took us to lovely Welsh town of Hay, known as Hay-on-Wye … and did I find this shop …
… and did I discover that yarn …
Oh, yes … the softest merino & bamboo mix… Yummy! But only one skein in ‘autumnal’ was available. I bought few skeins of double knitted merino wool in blue/green, though, but that is another story. The beauty of hand-dyed yarn – every skein is unique …
I really loved that thinest thin autumnal yarn, I made a pair of mittens with it.
… And I wanted more …. Me being me … I tried to find The Wool and Willow Shop online, but no success. Luckily, I found the designer, lady who dyed that particular skein, Mrs Jenny Cook (Kingfisher Cottage). And Jenny dyed few more skeins for me, in a similar colour scheme!
Who else could I make a shawl with that new yarn for, but Rhianon!? 🙂 As of today, the yarn is back in UK, crocheted into a shawl … 2,000+ miles journey! And I can finally post photos! YAY!
It was a pure joy to crochet this shawl, with this yarn, I must say!
That is all for today …. ummmmm, almost all! If you don’t block, you are missing an important step.
And the important link – shawl pattern: Seems Like Old Times by Michele DuNaier. NB – I made few changes, as the variegated yarn doesn’t like too many different stitches.