Just under two years ago, we left London and moved back to our home town of Derby.
It’s been the best move ever, but I was sad to leave behind my friends in London and also the work Craft Club, where I’d learnt to knit and had completed lots of really fun projects and learnt new skills!
As a leaving gift ,the lovely crafty ladies gave me a gift voucher for the website Great British Yarns.
I wasn’t familiar with this website, but I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to it. Great British Yarns are all about yarns from the UK and sell some great brands such as Rowan, Jamiesons of Shetland, John Arbon and West Yorkshire Spinners.
I also had the best customer service from Sharon! It took me about a year to use the voucher as I was waiting for the perfect patterns. I got the book Knitting From The North by Hilary Grant for Christmas and decided the beautiful patterns in this book were the perfect way to use my voucher.
Once I received the order, I realised I’d not quite got the colours right and after emailing to request a refund and discuss different options Sharon called me and spent about 20 minutes on the phone looking at the patterns I was intending to knit and helping me make decisions about the colours and yarn choice.
I was totally blown away! Sharon’s help meant I had the perfect yarn and colours for my projects and I knew I was going to make knits that would honour my gift from a lovely bunch of people, who were the reason why I discovered and fell in love with knitting in the first place!
So thank you Sharon!
The yarn I purchased was Jamieson’s Spindrift in several different colours for the Icelandic Mittens and Barley Hat from ‘Knitting From The North’ and some Knit Picks Palette for the Asklöv hat from Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2016.
I have started the mittens with limited success (more about that later!) and will soon be starting the hat once I have the right sized needles!
I’m really grateful for the lovely gift from my friends and the help from Great British yarns to hopefully create some fab pieces I’ll love forever!