I have lots in this episode, but I know what you really want to know…you want news from Edinburgh Yarn Festival juicy news don’t you? I have lots of beans to spill about vendors and more classes!!
Today I have a post FULL of Kitmas ideas for shawl projects and you really are spoilt today! Do remember to leave this post in full view of your gift-buying loved ones!
Having looked at designs which highlight the very best of what Mother Nature gave our sheepy friends, I thought that it might be an idea to think about transmuting some of our favourite colourful designs into natural shades….Let’s go grayscale! You may also see here that I use the term gradient very loosely.
We know that there are lots of gradient packs of coloured yarns out there….mini skeins of unicorn tails or teeny balls of yarns like gobstoppers, but there isn’t the same choice when it comes to the same for naturals there isn’t as much in terms of lovely packs or nuggets of naturally coloured loveliness.
However there are a few ways to work with what you might have in stash…and being a reader of KB you probably have quite a few natural British odds and ends, yes?! I thought so.
More natural gradients for you – Perfect for keeping warm this winter and looking spectacular too. I also have more yarny suggestions from our sponsor BritYarn to help further enable you!
For the past couple of years I have written posts on Christmas gifts for knitters, full of lovely items that the knitter in your life would covet or that we would buy as a gift to ourselves. This year I am going to focus on beautiful kits by independent designers and small businesses. There will also be kits for different abilities and which feature different techniques and I really hope that you will agree that there will be something for everyone.
Gradients have surely been one of the biggest trends of the last year or so; we love seeing beautiful hand-dyed gradient dye packs and there have been such amazing designs which are complemented with the ombre effect. I think natural sheep shades make such a striking effect and, in the first of a few posts, urge you to think more about the natural rainbow
It’s autmuny/wintery; the clocks have changed and a darker period of the year is opening up in front of us offering us more knitting time…is that what I want to cast on all the things??