Sunday, 21 November 2010

Knots And Flowers

I get very irritable when I am partway through a knitting (or crochet) project and one ball of yarn seems to have knots every few yards. I hate knots. I understand why the manufacturers repair broken yarn this way. They want to sell the yarn after all. BUT why do we as consumers accept this practice? Can they not (no pun intended) put these balls to one side and sell them at a reduced rate? 
It's like buying a stack of scrap-booking paper and finding ink stains over a third of the pages.
Anyway, to change the subject slightly, today I have made a snowboarder's hat for a Christmas present. Happily the yarn I used was one and a half balls of Sirdar Crofter (Fair Isle Effect) Chunky and there was not one knot anywhere to be found!

I used a very easy pattern on CocoKnits 

I also wanted to share with you a couple of items I bought from an online company called Bloom. They are a UK company making very realistic-looking silk flowers and flower arrangements.

Firstly, two Hanging Hearts made with ranunculus flowers.....

.......... hanging on my wardrobe door

... and a close-up view.

Secondly, a cute arrangement in a glass bowl:

I am very pleased with these purchases. 
Much more so than with my knotty yarn buys!


  1. Fabulous silk flowers...some really great ones the little heart

    Glad you like the happy accident hehe...l'll be spraying everything now hehe
    Hugs Suz x

  2. I love Bloom and have bought several pieces over the past few years. Much easier to look after than the real thing!

  3. Hi again....l have..sorry had a long thin lime green lighter nut broke it the other day grrrr!
    So now sure what to use for the deep jars..l'll let you know when l've found something...spills may be the answer if l can find any
    Was hoping to have a huge long row of the jars to light but l didn't start early enough collecting them..but next! hehe
    Have a great Sunday hugs Suz x

  4. Oh I so hear you there! I hate coming across knots in the middle of a project..and that 'sell it for less' idea sounds great to me...they really should do that! but anyways...I am really happy to be able to go to a store and buy right off a shelf some crochet and knitting supplies to create with...and in so many colours....!!! so I'm good!

    and your flowers are TDF!!!! I love them! so pretty...the perfect shades!
    well done!

    have a great day..and thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  5. I actually took part in WOYWW ...the first time in what seems like months ...and you didn't lol.
    Those flowers are beautiful and so real ...take care xx

  6. Hi...hehe I change my mind all the time but Phil doesn't really know it'd happening...all he see's is me faffing around in the back ground lol

    How's the snow down your way?....rained here yesterday so almost all gone this morning
    Enjoy your Sunday
    hugs x

  7. Those flowers is simply adorable and I can't wait to have them.This holiday season I'm planning to have some rembrandt charms and perhaps a few more flowers is kinda fun.

  8. Have a very Happy Christmas ...hope you are not too cold down there ...we are -10 some nights.Take care xx



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