When I get a bit miserable, which isn't very often, I really have to splurge some cash on something to treat myself. I have spent most of my life being pretty frugal and I sort of love the challenge of it but sometimes there is no better antidote to being a bit low than spending a ridiculous amount of money on some yarn. There has been such a long in my life when I have used left overs and donated materials that this would have been alien to me back then but now I work hard and sometimes you just have to be a bit kinder to yourself...
so with some local wool shopping, bring it on Debbie Bliss 4ply Luxury Rialto sock yarn and the beautiful Victoria shawl pattern from Sandra at Cherry Heart.
I bought them while I had a bad back last month when the actual physical movements of knitting and crochet were off limits, buying seemed the only way to keep the yarny dream alive.It kept growing over my recovery weeks, giving me joy and thinking time.
Then one day my daughter, Little M, asked, "How did you make that flower on that wooden thing?" and I was perplexed. I went off to fathom out the mystery and this is what she meant.
It was the shape of the yarn ball as it unraveled from the yarn butler and she loved it so much she wanted me to take a photo of it because she knew it wouldn't last forever. It would all get tangled together in this thing we call crochet.
Thanks for stopping by. Love Jo x