Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Look, Looky, I Got Hooky!
I apologise! My mother was watching "Hook" the other day and for some strange reason this one line always ends up stuck in my head. Felt apt here though.
So yesterday I raved about the lovely Lisa's beautiful hand dyed yarn. I also mentioned that she custom makes the most beautiful crochet hooks. I have been coveting one for a long time and it was going to be my post-Christmas treat to myself. Also yesterday, I offered to knit Lisa a pair of socks. All she had to do was pick out the yarn. So last night at knitting group she brings along the yarn and some crochet hooks. As a thank you I got to pick out one.
Now, I like knitting socks. It's therapeutic and I would have happily have done it for nothing in return (it's nice to be nice). However, I couldn't say no. It didn't even cross my mind to say no and this little toadstool hook stood out among the others for me. I love woodland designs and next to owls I love toadstools.
Look! It even matches the necklace my sister gave me for my birthday. I was wearing this last night which, to me, is a sign.
Can't resist a wee close up there. Look at the detail underneath the toadstool.
Not only did I get a beautiful hook but I get to knit with this! This beautiful colourway is aptly named Rainbow Bright. It doesn't matter that the socks aren't for me. I get to knit with the loveliest yarn! I can't wait to see it knitted up. Lisa picked it because of it's bright colours and she hasn't seen it knitted yet, only in crochet projects. If this hook and this yarn doesn't encourage you to pay a visit to For the Love of Yarn, I don't know what will!