But where can I buy all the pretty???

Visit Vagabond Romantics shop now to browse and buy altered art, wearable collage, and lovingly curated craft materials unearthed from the farthest reaches of granny's attic.

Friday 30 October 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside

A small selection of my Colinette yarn stash
The nights are well and truly drawn in, I'm feeling the chill in the air, and that can only mean one thing: time to knit!! Specifically, I've acquired two new settees in a neutral beige faux suede that are way too plain to grace my vibrant Mexican-themed living room and I've been dreaming of knitting another throw from Colinette's Arizona Dream pattern book for ages.

Yesterday was beautifully crisp and autumnal the perfect excuse for a crafty (get it?) little road trip. Mid Wales may seem remote, but if you are American and laugh in the face of distance like I do, it's amazing where you can go in a ninety-minute drive. We hit the invaluable resource that is Scrappies for some Christmas craft supplies and finished up at my spiritual home, the Colinette mill shop.

Is this heaven? No, it's Colinette's sale room. Oh wait, same difference.
It's been a busy week, so today I have rewarded myself with a long lie in followed by a leisurely afternoon surrounded by gorgeous colour. I've even mastered a new stitch: broomstick lace, which is far more impressive than the effort warrants. I predict a flurry of lacy scarves for Christmas. But only if I finish my throw in time.

Colinette's Sonoran pattern throw in Lone Star colourway,
knitted from the Arizona Dream kit by my own pudgy hands

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