This post is one that I planned to write months ago and I feel pretty dreadful that I haven’t managed to write it until now as it is a thank you post to Joey over at Little Black Dogsa. She ran a yarn giveaway competition a few months ago to celebrate her blog being 4 years old and gave away some South African yarn to a few lucky people, me being one of them. If you have never checked out her blog before then I highly recommend that you do. She showcases some beautiful South African and international yarns on her page – the sort that have you itching to go out and buy some of it yourself. She is a very accomplished crafter and I love seeing some of things she has made. The name of her blog is a reference to her little dog who pops up now and again too. Head on over and enjoy.
I never win anything. Ever. So I was pretty delighted to learn I was going to be the recipient of this beautiful yarn. Originally when I saw it on Joey’s page I thought I would use it to make a hat for my son (it is blue. I try not to gender-stereotype. Sometimes I fail). But then it arrived. Yeah, this yarn is not being wasted on something that will be pulled off my son’s head the second it touches it. It is truly yummy, scrummy yarn. Soft and squishy with black and golden flecks through it. This yarn is for me. I might not win any parenting awards. I don’t quite frankly care.
The only thing I’m at a loss about is what to make with it. My go-to project would normally be a hat but I have more of them than I know what to do with and would like to branch out a little. So I am looking for some suggestions and, if possible, some links to patterns. I have 100g of yarn, it is DK with a recommended needle/hook size of 3.5-4.5mm.
Any suggestions welcome! Thanks!