We Want Woolly Bunting

Now that Yarn Shop Day is over our thoughts are turning to our next woolly adventure (actually I should be diligently counting stock for our year end but hey ho).

In August we will be at the British Wool Show in York. We’ve been to this show before when it was called the British Wool Weekend and it was in Harrogate. We’re really looking forward to the new location and my head is full with planning our stand.

The organiser of the show is asking for donations of woolly bunting to decorate the venue and we thought this would make fun project for our knitting circle.

The bunting is to be put to good use after the show when it will be joined together and made into blankets to be donated to a charity. June is asking for suggestions of suitable charities.

We will be starting this coming Saturday to knit and crochet our bunting and I can’t wait to get creative. If you would like to join us please do come along at about 1.30pm this Saturday and 23rd May. If you’re not able to join us but would like to get involved then there is a pattern on the Wool Show website or you can just do you’re own thing as there is no specific size required. Please feel free to let us have your bunting and we’ll send it off to the wool show before the event.

We have come up with our own suggested knitting pattern which we will be trying out on Saturday and then making available through our website.

I’ve mentioned on here before that I am quite an amateur at crochet so I thought I might use this project as a good opportunity to practice some crochet. I found a pattern in a book that someone kindly gave us and made this little granny ‘square’ triangle as a trial run.

It was so quick to do and I really like it although I’m not keen on having too many ends to sew in so might try a different version next.

More to come on all of this next week. In the meantime happy knitting and crocheting!



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