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Woolfest purchases

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I must be honest with you dear friends! I was very restrained over the number of purchases that I made on my recent trip to Woolfest 2016 in Cockermouth. Now those of you who know me will realise how remarkable this fact is! Oh yes, I squished loads of yarn, felt lots of wool and admired a rainbow of colours. But I only bought ONE new project!

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imageI couldn’t resist this beautiful Mohair and Wensleydale blend of yarn. It is a 4ply yarn sold by Whistlebare and marketed as”Reared in Northumberland, Spun in Yorkshire, Dyed by hand” The yarn was from http://www.whistlebare.co.uk I can’t wait to get it on the needles.

imageI also bought some devine heart shaped buttons to finish off my current project. I am knitting the button band and loving the lacy effect. I’m normally nervous of knitting holes but this band is good therapy! The buttons were from http://www.textilegarden.com

Hopefully this garment will soon be finished and ready to show you so watch this blog!

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Busy Life!

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I have been busy busy as usual. Trying hard to finish my Mums Christmas present as I’m itching to start another gift! I’m always on “what next” mode, a great planner but not a great finisher. However,knowing this very fact about myself does give me the impetus to try to finish stuff eventually.

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I have also been busy adding stuff to my Etsy shop noddfacrafts. I have added these gorgeous creamy, leather gloves. They belonged to my Grandmother but have never been worn. The gloves come in their original packaging and with the swing tag still attatched. They are truly vintage and I hope that someone will like to buy them.

I have included a cosy Mohair wrap or shawl that I found in Yorkshire earlier this year. The pictures are slightly off colour as the shawl is a delightful blend of light green hues rather than tans but it is lovely.

Is it a stole? Is it a wrap? It’s warm!

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Is it a stole? Is it a wrap? It's warm!

When I was in Yorkshire recently we visited the market town of Leyburn. We enjoyed lunch in a cafe followed by a power cut in the charity shop.( workmen had cut through a cable) The lack of lighting added to the ambience in the Hospice charity shop!
I searched and scanned and found a lovely mohair stole, made in Scotland. I had the idea that this would felt very nicely into a bag but when I took it to my craft group the other members were horrified that I would felt it. Actually why would I? It’s lovely as a stole. Now that it’s been washed and soaked in fabric softener it is cuddly and warm so maybe it’s not meant to be felted.