Oh you girls (as my Gran used to say); such lovely comments regarding my felt heart garland in my last post. Bless you, thank you! I do feel a bit of a fraud as it came together quite quickly and supremely enjoyably!
Now, some weeks ago, a little card came through the letterbox announcing the arrival of a new and very local wool shop! Wool shops are extremely thin on the ground in my neck of the woods I can tell you, so I was quite thrilled about the prospect of going shopping when it opened yesterday!
I might have 'learnt to crochet' some time last year but I'm still finding my feet with regard to yarns. To be honest, I have absolutely no idea as to the technical difference between 'double knit', 'worsted' and 'aran' weights. I'm only just discovering the merits (or not) of acrylic versus cotton versus silk, blah de blah.
To date, I have ordered the majority of my yarn from the internet where I can commit my crochet crimes in safe anonymity.
So, yesterday, it was with a teeny bit of trepidation that I went to buy some yarn in person. Would there be crochet police around the perimeter, ready to pounce? Worse, would there be three middle aged women who had 127 years knitting and crochet experience between them, grilling the shoppers on how they sew in their ends? Would I be timed on how long it took me to complete a 6" square of treble stitch before being allowed to cross the boundary?
Is that silly?
I wish you all a wonderful weekend but not before showing you my sweet violas. The colours are so pretty they leave me weak with delight.
Addendum ...Yes, the ergonomic crochet hook is FANTASTICALLY COMFY! I'd been getting hand cramps with my previous metal hook. Shame it was only proffered in a poo colour, seems you cannot have brains AND beauty. :-)