Tuesday, 21 May 2013

I'm excited to announce

that I have agreed to contribute to NFU Countryside's 'The Countryside Knitting Project'. In celebration of British Wool, NFU's resident wool merchant blogger Martin Curtis has provided us with the finest of 2 ply jumper yarn from Shetland, in an array of colours with which the contributors are knitting squares in order to construct a patchwork blanket.

British wool from Shetland
Photograph originally uploaded by Abby Swanwick

Anyone can take part, (T is even having a go!), including the most inexperienced of knitters, as this is an excellent project to get you started. I'll be using 'The Countryside Knitting Project' as the perfect excuse to trial some new stitches, as a patchwork square is an ideal size. So, if you fancy getting involved, visit 'The Countryside Knitting Project's' blog, fill in the online form (at the bottom of the page) and get your needles at the ready!

Patchwork square in progress, knitted in Moss Stitch for 'The Countryside Knitting Project'
Photograph originally uploaded by Abby Swanwick

You can keep up to date with my progress on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and see the work of the other contributors via 'The Countryside Knitting Project's' blog, Facebook page and/or their Twitter page.

Besides knitting, the day job has been manic lately, so I'm taking a well-deserved day on Thursday, as I'm itching to visit local craft workshop and exhibition space: 'Unit Twelve', to see the 'Traditional Twisted' exhibition before it ends on Saturday - I cannot wait! If you've not seen it yet, then get yourself down there between Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th May 2013, 10am-4pm.

Thanks for dropping by...

Abby x

1 comment:

  1. Hope you enjoyed your day off