I’m starting to get excited for the summer now! I have just submitted the last big piece of work I had to get done before the end of July, and it is just tidying up loose ends at the day job next week. Today has also be special because I have said goodbye to two colleagues – one is going to a new job, and other – the person who taught me how to crochet and therefore is responsible for you reading this – is going off on maternity leave very soon. So we threw a surprise party for both of them today. My yarny friend got a box of baby things, including the cosy blanket you have seen me making on instagram, and a little matching hat of my own creation. I am really pleased with how they both came out, and I even blocked the blanket, which I normally never do. I will pop the hat pattern up here over the weekend for those of you who fancy making it. It is a great little project for using up the left over yarn from a blanket make!
I also wanted to get my friend a special something from me to celebrate our yarny relationship. So I asked Helen from Bare Threads to make up a bespoke yarn box. I told her a bit about my friend and she came up with this – all so beautiful, all handmade, all ethically sourced. I cannot recommend Helen to you highly enough. Her yarns are exceptional and at the moment her yarns tend to sell out before they get onto Etsy, so it is worth contacting her directly if you want to get your hands on her goodies. Oh dear. That sounds a bit wrong doesn’t it. Sorry Helen.
Anyway, the final reason to be cheerful today is that it is ONE SLEEP UNTIL FIBRE EAST. See me doing the happy, happy dance of yarn joy! The yarn ban is temporarily lifted and I get to take three of my best friend to fondle some fine wares. I will get to see some yarn contacts / friends there too, so I am very excited.
So, expect lots of yarn porn shots on my instagram feed this weekend and hopefully at least one, if not two, blog posts as I get overexcited and giddy.