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The Skep

Friday, October 30th, 2015

In September I was lucky enough to win the giveaway from The Skep knitting and quilting shop – a £100!!!!! Earlier this month I made it across to the shop in an old mill to see what took my fancy. On the way across I was playing with the idea of fabric and perhaps making a quilt for my daughter. Once there, I quickly made a selection of fabrics but then spotted some wool that looked quite interesting. Next thing I knew, I’d put all the fabric back and spent ages wandering about with my arms full of yarn and patterns.

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In addition to the goodies above I also brought away some sparkly turquoise sewing thread and some basic white and the most amazing thing is that I’m still in credit.

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First onto my needles is this lovely rich purple aran wool from Debbie Bliss destined to be a pair of wrist warmers. I’m making them a little shorter than the pattern suggests and am getting quite excited about how quickly they’re knitting up. I promise to show them as soon as they’re finished.

The wool was displayed on a bobbin from The Skeps old mill and the pattern was folded up and put in the centre – so creative.