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This weeks post is all about a little expedition which I
1. This kit is to make the superb little rabbit or hare that you see in the picture below. Isn't he wonderful!
The roving - the woolly stuff used to make said rabbit - is incredibly soft and feels wonderful. I have to admit that I am rather terrified of this though. Not just because of the needles that you use to felt it all together which are pretty scary in themselves. It is the thought of something totally new and that if I mess up I can't easily get more stuff to make it with.
None of that is a reason not to have a go though so I will. When I am in the right frame of mind and less scared! You will of course be informed of progress!
2. Another shawl pin! Because I use my others so often.... This one was rather gorgeous though, but it doesn't show up well in my picture - which I tried to take loads of different ways. What it means really is that I need to crochet more shawls doesn't it.
3. Blanket patterns. Again, because I need more blankets right! These two blankets were on display and were so bright and vibrant and colourful that I didn't think having the patterns would be a problem. I am not sure that I will make either, certainly not right now, but I did think that the one on the left could perhaps be made into a shawl - see above! - so I might start with that.
4. Not very exciting to some, but thrilling to me. A yarn cutter pendant. For the uninitiated you slip the yarn into one of the little grove bits on the side and there is a hidden blade which cuts your yarn. I just need to find something to string it on so that I can actually have it about my person and stop keep poking my scissors with my elbow!
5. I do have one last lovely thing to show you today though. This wonderful shawl which I received as a gift - sadly not any use with the shawl pin!! It is the finest and lightest fabric you can imagine and floats and glides so beautifully.
What really attracted me though are the embroidered flowers. Aren't they pretty. It gives it a very vintage feel I think, which I like.
Five things! I hope that you don't think that I am a shopaholic or a bragger, I just wanted to share them with you because, well, you understand and don't look at me oddly when I wax lyrical about a thing to cut yarn into shorter pieces of yarn!
I do have a couple of other things to say today, you might be thinking, what was this, nothing but a shopping trip. What about the yarn show thingy. Tell me more.
Sadly I don't want to tell you more! Because I don't want to be saying bad things. It was expensive to get in, very crowded and full of lovely, but incredibly expensive yarn. Very worthy yarn, but therefore far to expensive for me to afford to buy enough to ever make anything.
It is the first such show that I have been to, so I don't know if that is what they are all like or not. I hope not.
There you go, that is why I am not saying more and why there is no yarn to share!
I also wanted to let you know that I have been trying to reply to comments via e-mail. There are a couple of issues with that though. If you are a no reply blogger though, I cannot reply. Also, just lately it seems that I don't always get an e-mail for every comment, so again, I cannot then reply. The third issue - well, I think it might be an issue - is that I get a lot of e-mails and it says for example Amy via blogger bounces. I reply to those, but have no idea if you receive my replies. I just wanted to let you know and explain why you might not get a reply. It isn't because I don't want to talk to you, it is just that I don't have an e-mail to reply to! If you want to change your no reply status you just add your e-mail address to your profile - there are loads of easy tutorials online to help you. You can e-mail me , I am a replyable blogger and my e-mail address is on the About Love Made My Home page.
Oh, and for some reason I have terrified myself into thinking that this link is not going to work, so if it doesn't I am sorry!
Also, I hope that my post yesterday wasn't too much of a downer for you. It is what we are dealing with here and I don't like to bore you with it, but it does show just how important the campaign that I have been asked to take part in is. The campaign is the reason I shared it!
One more thing, I am still working on my need to apologise for myself all the time - sorry!
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend doing lots of fun things. I hope too that you will join in and link up. I look forward to reading your posts!