If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll have noticed that there has been an increasing number of posts on photography. This has worried me a little as I didn’t want to bore people with posts on things that don’t interest them. So I’ve decided to start a second blog on photography. This little corner of the net from now on will be about crafting and the photo stuff will move over there.
You can find it at blog.fantasiaphoto.co.uk and to try and tempt you over here is a shot which I’ll be posting about later this evening….
Last weekend Maytheweed and I made a little baby road trip to Lavenham to visit Knit Cafe and play with our cameras. Naturally we headed straight for tea and knitting.
As we arrived it was difficult to decide what to concentrate on first – tea or yarn shopping! What a fabulous idea to combine a cafe and a yarn shop. They didn’t carry the worlds greatest selection but it was all lovely yarn, and the atmosphere was very friendly.
I was really tempted by some of the Manos but in the end I was seduced by some Araucania sock and Debbie Bliss dk. I’ve been a little despondent by the selections of sock yarn available recently with nothing really catching my eye – this little beauty sorted that! I’m resisting the urge to immediately cast one with it though as I need to finish the socks currently on my needles.
The Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk has been combined with some more Araucania sock yarn to make another set of fingerless mittens. I love the pair I made from the Manos yarn but it’s simply not hard wearing enough. I’ve finished the first mitten and I’m about half way through the second (I’m hoping to get them finished for next weekend) and I’ll take some shots and post them next week.
Above is the horrid socks I’m currently working. I didn’t get that yarn at the knit cafe and I’m resisting the urge to bin it in favour of some of the loveliness I got there. After our tea and yarn shopping we wandered around the town with our cameras and I’ll post up about that later as well. However, if you’re ever in the area I strongly recommend calling into the Knit Cafe for a cuppa and some cake.