Good morning to you all from a sunny Free State in South Africa. I haven’t been around for a very long while. It’s been quite the roller coaster. I started my shop The Funky Sheep Shop and am loving the interaction with customers. It’s hard work, but really worthwhile.
What I haven’t had so much is a chance to chat to you as regularly as before, which really needs to be righted. I’ve got so many gorgeous products in my shop, but the one that really has my eye at the moment is the Stylecraft Batik Swirl. It is a divine cake made up of colours from the Stylecraft Batik collection, and I can’t wait to make something gorgeous. Not too long ago I used the Batik yarn to create a Willow Blanket, which came out wonderfully.
Now I need ideas for something a little different. The Batik Swirl is 200g / 550m of 20% wool and 80% premium acrylic in DK weight. It is lovely and soft, and I love how the colours are muted. They come in six colourways at present.
They are Blue Ocean, Foxglove, Poppy Field, Purple Mist, Rainbow and Stargazer. I hardly know which to choose first. I’m mostly drawn to the Blue Ocean and am thinking a scarf. The 200g ball should make a rather nice scarf and the wool content will ensure it is gorgeous and warm for winter. It’s the dog days of summer at the moment, and we are having some pretty warm days, but the mornings and evenings are just cool enough to suggest that winter is not too far away. Here in the Eastern Free State it can get to -16, so lovely woolly accessories are never a waste.
What have you made with this gorgeous yarn? Please share your makes.
That’s it for today folks. Wishing you all a super day.