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Did you know it is National Knitting Week in the UK? To celebrate this week I have been determined to finish some mittens, before the cold weather sets in!!
My local wool shop Crafty Ewe gave me some great advice. I have been knitting for about six years now, and can confidently follow a pattern, knit in the round and cable. However the thought of knitting gloves/mittens on four needles was a little too intimidating.
The lovely ladies in the shop quickly directed me to a pattern I could knit on regular needles. Initially I was slightly put off by the photographs of the finished item on the pattern – however they were so right about the wool making all the difference! Plus they gave a great tip about knitting both mittens, on the same needles at the same time, so as not to make the mistake of knitting two right hands – now I could easily imagine myself making such a mistake!
For the first time I have treated myself to some gorgeous British wool from Artesano – it is so soft to touch, and a delight to knit up. Quality wool on small project really does not break the bank:) To my delight I have discovered that Artesano is a small company “We are a socially conscious wholesale knitting yarn and knitting wool suppliers endeavouring to provide fair trade products. ”
As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour to see what other people have been making this week – I hope you have had a good creative week, and even fitted some knitting in for National Knitting Week 2013:)
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