One of the most frequent comments we get in the shop is that people have never been shown how to do seams or finish off knitting properly.
Long before the birth of Woolfull, the three of us would have conversations about how our wool shop would look should we ever have one. So when we decided to go for it and start Woolfull we already knew we wanted a yarn shop that was unique, that offered a whole new shopping experience to yarn lovers everywhere, and we had a fair idea of the types of yarn we wanted to offer. We never set out to be just another traditional 'knitting shop' selling the usual yarns and patterns available in every high street yarn shop.
When you crochet blankets there are two things everyone hates:
Neither of these things are fun, but doing them well really does make your blankets look the business!
As Debbie does all of our sewing (apparently me and Rosie are really bad at it) I try to earn Wife Points wherever possible by crocheting my seams or joining squares with crochet.
I really like the look of squares or shapes crocheted together, and have tried lots of different techniques.
One of the things that foxed both Rosie and I when we first started crocheting toys was the magic circle. We both watched videos, read instructions and struggled for ages.
You may have known that last week was Sock Week here at Woolfull.
I definitely enjoyed it, as I have not one, not two but THREE swanky new pairs of handmade socks as a result.
How does anyone know which colour combinations work? Who's to say that you can't put certain colours together? Who actually gets offended if shades are mismatched? Surely there are worse things in this world than an apparently offensive colour combo?
Today, as knitting makes a rapid resurgence and as crochet develops in its popularity, more and more of us are trying our hand at making socks.
Mostly blogs will be posted by Mand, what with her being the technical one. Rest assured, the other two will have contributed their opinions along the way!
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