Ganging

Before getting into today’s post, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being so supportive of my new blog project! I was a little apprehensive when I started sharing posts on Facebook last week, but you guys have just been lovely, so big sloppy smooches all round. You are awesome.

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As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, I ordered myself some shiny new knitting toys, and a few days ago I went to pick up an obscenely large parcel from a courier. Don’t you just love that feeling that only a big package with your name on can bring? (Oh behave!). I don’t know about you, but I can never wait until I get home to open a parcel of new things. I just can’t bear to wait!

(Incidentally, when did DHL get so conscientious? I was entirely expecting to find my parcel thrown over next door’s fence, but it was delivered to the place I asked for, and they sent me regular texts to let me know where it was. Weird, but gratifying).

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This package in particular was chock full of gorgeous jersey yarn, glowing red rosewood knitting needles, and a whole host of other knitty bits all from my favourite knitting company: Wool and The Gang. Seriously, how could you not love a company whose name is Wool and The Gang? They’ve taken the notion that actually us knitters and crafters are actually a pretty badass bunch and run with it. No frumpy sweaters here, only amazingly covetable pieces, worked in the most delicious yarns. As I spending more time knitting than sewing at the moment I felt like treating myself.

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Once home I burrowed into my favourite corner of the sofa and got started. This yarn is amazing, not quite like anything I’ve ever worked with. It is apparently made of jersey fabric offcuts from clothing factories in Turkey. The texture of the knitted fabric is so squidgy and “squoooshable” (technical term, thanks Hannah); I just want to motorboat my face in it most of the time.

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Can you see what it is yet? Probably not, but it’s going to be a clutch bag. Yes I know, another one. But I love a good clutch and can never justify buying them because they’re so impractical. Making them on the other hand is a whole other matter. Does anyone else do that? Doesn’t matter how impractical or eccentric a garment is, if I’m making it myself then it’s totally allowed.

I’m rattling through this project a bit so hopefully I’ll have something more bag-shaped to share with you before too long!

What do you think?