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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.


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.


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.