What with one thing and another I’m having a bit of a difficult week, but rather than dwell on it I’m going to focus on positive activities…
The weekend before last, Mr Snail mentioned that he had lost his grey woolly scarf – he’s had it as long as I have known him, so it is quite a loss. He didn’t ask me to make him a new one, he just resorted to wearing a cotton one instead. Of course, the temptation was too much for me, so last week I went to Red Apple Yarn especially to seek out some wool to knit a replacement. There is so much to tempt in there, but what I really wanted was some genuinely local wool.
I chose some organic Wensleydale (that’s the breed, not the location) produced in Brechfa, which is less than 30 miles from home. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy some of this lovely, soft yarn for ages. I’m delighted by the way the scarf is turning out and the wool is lovely to work with. The colours are natural and I’ve even found a couple of tiny bits of vegetation in it… further demonstrating its close to nature credentials!
At the other end of the spectrum – to be bright and cheerful – I have been amusing myself with making scrunchies to add to my stock for forthcoming craft fairs. I must thank Narf for this idea – they are fun to crochet, use up oddments of yarn and I can make them up as I go along.