Hello everyone, how are you all coping? It’s all very surreal and movie like at the moment isn’t it? I hope you are all doing your bit and staying home and safe if you are able to do so.
So for a while now I have been getting ad’s popping up, as we all do for the things we actively like, on social media for Solid and Marl and their crochet kits. I spotted this herringbone scarf and really like the look of it, but continued to scroll past it. As with ad’s they just keep appearing don’t they? Yes I caved and purchased it.
Now, has anyone used these oil based yarns? or any of the Sold & Marl kits before? Got to admit when I opened it I was a bit puzzled before reading the booklet that comes with it. Then I got excited to start it, especially after ordering my favourite colour.
I found it a little strange to work with to start as it felt like I was working with embroidery cotton, word or warning if you get one of these kits it does snap really easily (found that out the hard way, twice) I also got quite bored of the same row upon row, which is normal for me, so it took quite a while to complete.
Yesterday, however, I saw light at the end of the tunnel and had to get it finished as I was excited to see then end result. You may be wondering what I’m on about, it’s a scarf she will know the end result? Wrong, you see with these yarns you have to wash them at 40 degrees in a normal wash cycle to activate the yarn and wash the oils out of the lambswool. Yes I was like a dog watching his favourite toy going round and round and round till the washer had finished.
And Oh My God what a difference, so soft and beautiful and looked like it was machine made not by my fair hands. Absolutely love it and finished just in time for an isolated spring, Ha Ha.
I may have to just test this out on my daily exercise allowance with the dogs later.
Stay Safe everyone!
Hopefully this will all end soon and we can slowly start to get some normality back.
Lots of Love
Marie @ Cosy Crochet