It has been a long long time since I picked up my needles to knit anything but some flowers for a cushion.
The last time I knitted was for my daughter, as a baby, a good 12 years ago.
But, inspired by one of my favourite blogs, Mollie and Claire, I have been itching to take up my needles again and knit something for me.
Wakefield is appalling for yarn shops. There is one but nothing in there would inspire me to do anything. Just gaudy shiny colours of itchy yarn.
Nearby Horbury has a lovely small shop with a small range of the mainly more expensive yarns; not something for a novice like me.
So before our trip to Ripon, a couple of days ago, I googled yarn shops and stumbled upon a little jem in Alan’s Gallery and Kirkgate Yarns.
An uninspiring front shop window heavily disguised the treat that was the back room and Dorothy who advised me on my purchase.
I wanted something modern so was introduced to the Bergere De France patterns.
Just as I was about to write this post, this morning, I had to laugh as I read thelandroverswife’s post. It seems she too has been inspired by the same blog. Mollieandclaire; you have a lot to answer for!
Love, Lucie xx