My Grandma has been an avid knitter for as long as I can remember (from being born I have been adorned with hand-knitted jumpers and blankets!) so when I learnt to crochet I was hoping she would be suitably impressed. Although she claims that she ‘doesn’t like crochet,’ she always seems suitably impressed with the things that I make.
Yesterday as I was calling on my Avon round, my Grandma mentioned that she was having a clear out of her knitting stash and asked if I wanted any wool. Of course, I wasn’t going to turn down an opportunity to expand my dismal looking carrier bag of wool, I said I’d be happy to take anything that she didn’t want. This is what I came home with:
I couldn’t believe how much stuff she had to get rid of! I was very happy to re-home it however! In the bundle I got:
A brand new pack of Klass Double Knitting in Bronze (10 balls). I have never attempted to crochet with this fluffy sort of wool before, however, if I am daring, I may attempt to make something akin to these lovely fluffy cats made by Diane. I may need another hunt around Ravelry for a suitable pattern!
Seven and a half balls of Lang Marisa Cotton. I was hoping to buy something like this to eventually make a doily table runner. So now I have no excuse!
3 balls of 4-ply yarn. Two are a creamy colour that I am still trying to work out if they are the same or not! The other ball is a beautiful combination of blues/purples/reds/greens, but alas, the photo doesn’t do it justice! I’m not sure what these will be used for yet but I’m sure I’ll find something!
Two balls of white double knit…these will come in handy for the throw that I am still tackling!
A selection of mystery double knit wool. I have rough plans in mind for the pink and green but I’m not sure about the others yet, however, I am sure I will be able to find something!
A 5mm crochet hook! Lets face it, you can never have too many of these!
As well as all of these goodies that she gave me, she also leant me these three book to photocopy some patterns from, so I am very excited about having a look through these after work today!
So I feel very grateful that my Grandma thought of me while she was having a clear out and I will be sure to keep her updated with my projects that use the wool!
And finally, while we are on the subject of yarn, I can’t resist showing you this photo of my cat Tabby with my ball of Caron One Pound that has FINALLY arrived.