I’m embracing the fact I only post anything here on-average once a year, with all the promises in the world and then promptly forget to follow up on it.
By the way. This is who I am and I am fine with that!
Also, I’m rubbish at buying coats.
I have spent the last two winters saying I really need to buy myself a snuggly warm winter coat, however I still havent managed. Alas, my body remains cold.
If you’re wondering what this has to do with crochet… hang on, I’m getting to it!
So when I found a beautiful coat in Warehouse I was very pleased with myself. It was below the knee length, black wool with a built in ribbed roll-neck. A perfect half-hearted nod to my (very) half-hearted gothic/emo leanings of the past!
I ordered it direct from Warehouse online, as the shop did not go up to my size (sob) and then sat back and congratulated myself for finally making a commitment.
I know, hang on!
Needless to say, I was emailed a week later to say the coat was no longer in stock and they were issuing me a refund, thank you very much, goodbye.
I was sad… but then promptly forgot about it.
Fast forward a month. casually browsing some craft blogs and I discovered the wonderful Hygge shawl wrap pattern by Scheppjes (designed by Kirsten from Haakmaarraak).
Love. At. First. Sight!
It’s so beautiful. An amazing hybrid of both crochet and embroidery in 3 different colourways (5 if you count the beautiful Danish Mermaid by Simy’s Studio and the New Girls Night In pack)
I spent almost a whole weekend looking at the Kits on Wool Warehouse, adding the Jewel kit to my basket… taking it out and adding the pastel…then taking it out again. £40 on yarn was seeming far too extravagant for someone who literally has a whole bookcase full of it in my craft room!
Sunday night, I was just about to shrug the whole thing off (terrible pun unfortunately intended) when I remembered… That coat refund went into my Paypal account… and it’s still there!
Five seconds later and I had purchased the Pastel kit and joining the CAL facebook group in a flurry of excitement.
The kit arrived in the post only 2 days later (Cheers, Wool Warehouse!) in plenty of time for me to make my gauge square and practice the embroidery ready for the big kick off on Wednesday.