Firstly…the box!!!!! This one has to be up there with my all-time favourites! It was designed by clever Kayti Peschke and made by our old friends Morgan and Corin at Nunet in Dorset. Isn’t it a beauty?
This month’s project is designed by the brilliant Emma Leith, who has worked with us before. She’s designed a pair of cosy mittens to see you into the chillier days of autumn. I adore the colours and the tiny little squares. Her eye for colour is fantastic. Have a look at some of Emma’s other makes on her website at www.emmaleith.co.uk
The yarn is very special for this box. I’m thrilled that I was able to bring you a gorgeous 100% wool yarn that’s made in my very own county of Yorkshire, here in the U.K. It’s called Pip Colourwork and is produced by Baa Ram Ewe not far from where I live. We’ve got 5 colours for you, Rhubarb, Viking, Bishopthorpe, North Sea and Brass Band. If you haven’t heard about Baa Ram Ewe please go and check them out because their yarns are just delicious. www.baaramewe.co.uk
Your hook this month is from Yarn and Colors and is a 3mm Rose Gold hook with a cute charm on the end. I can’t believe that we didn’t all put charms on our hooks years ago but thankfully Koen from Yarn and Colors did and we get to enjoy them.
You’ll also find a pad of sticky notes by Rex London. Now you might wonder why I’ve included these and there is a reason. It was an idea passed on to by Julie, who works with me at Craftopia and I thought it was so clever. She uses these little notes to keep her place in the crochet/knitting pattern. They keep their sticky very well so you can move the same note down through your pattern as you go plus you can make little notes on it instead of marking your pattern, as I was! So I’ve chosen this cute set that will last you a good long time.
The lovely folk at Cico publishing have also sent you a discount code for Kate Eastwood’s latest book, Crocheted Home. You should have a little leaflet in the box with full information on. I have a copy and it’s got soooo many patterns that I want to make.
Another artisan business we love working with is KoPo UK owned by darling Liz Blunt. She has made these beautiful acorn stitch markers for us. I love everything about them and she always presents her work so beautifully on individually designed cards. She sends me lovely, funny emails about her daily life and never gets offended by my three-word responses on days when I just have no words. I love her! Have a look at her amazing offerings on Etsy /www.etsy.com/shop/kopouk/
This month your postcard and notebook have a very cosy, stay at home theme….Nest. Designed again by our own Kayti Peschke. Kayti is very creative indeed and has recently started making some beautiful ceramics – have a look at www.herebemonsteras.com
And of course, as always there is a bodkin for you to weave your ends in…and boy are you going to need that for this project! Do it as you go along my loves!!! You’ll thank me later!
Last but not least, this month we’ve included another delicious recipe from Helda Panagary who is one of our favourite crochet designers AND a fantastic cook! Obviously I did have to try this out and it’s delicious!