After my latest visit to Marbella and another round of the haberdashery stores, I came away with some new ideas and some fantastic cottons.
First up is one of my new projects using more of the fabulous Marbella Cotton which I bought last time. I’ve decided to make a range of vintage-style cotton shoppers – in the UK as in many places, we’ve become more aware of the use of non-recyclable and plastic bags and so I thought these would be a welcome addition to my range.
These bags will be finished off with straps and lovely large buttons with some ribbon or cord threaded through the top.
As a true yarn freak, I couldn’t help myself but buy, erm, a few more cottons in various colourways – oops!
My next project is to make a few different versions of my favourite shawl – the original grey one is in a cashmere/cotton blend which makes it a bit on the pricey side, so I felt that a range of different yarns would suit all pockets.
These lovely cotton yarns in coral and soft pastel pinks and blues (again from Marbella) will certainly fit the bill. I shall be delving into my stash to find some other possibles.
Finally the post-holiday blues meant a visit to my favourite local yarn shop – Marmalade Yarns – I must truly be a regular as this time I earned a discount – yay! I came away with the three gorgeous yarns above – without a definite plan for them other than I can see them all as lovely wraps or shawls.
First is Fyberspates Vivacious 4Ply, a 100% superwash merino in ‘Sunshine’ – a yellow which is just so bright and spring-like, it makes me smile just to look at it (the test of a true yarn-mad person). The next yarn is Skein Queen Entwist 4ply, another 100% superwash hand-dyed merino in Emerald Lies, a breathtaking mix of gorgeous greens. And finally, Rowan Fine Art in Pheasant – a beautiful mix of autumnal colours – reds browns and chestnuts.
So, you would think I have enough to be going on with, but I also have some other plans that I have been working on (more of them later in the week!).