I recently had the chance to take part in a swap with a friend from Australia. She wanted a Knifty Knitter Flower Loom and she offered to send me some Cleckheaton Vintage Hues yarn. So I posted a Flower Loom off to Australia and waited for a return package. On Thursday, the wait was over. Getting yarn in the mail is so fun! And when it comes all the way from Australia that’s exciting. In addition to the Vintage Hues yarn, she included some pretty novelty synthetic thread weight yarn that I would swear has little bits of Easter Grass twisted into it. Very colorful and pretty.
She also included some really beautiful postcards. I was looking at the pictures and thinking how fun it was to see a bit of Australia when my husband pointed out that she did the photography herself. I am really impressed!
There were two skeins of the Vintage Hues yarn. I was so excited to work with it. Because it was 100% wool, I thought about trying my hand at felting. I finally decided to try an amulet bag pattern. Then I had enough left over that I modified a heart coaster pattern and made it into a heart shaped bowl. I also made a small flower scrumble. That used up almost every inch of the skein. I hand felted the heart shaped bowl and set it aside to dry. Then I decided I liked the hand bag just as it was so I didn’t felt it.
So, the downside to all of this. I think I may be addicted to Vintage Hues. I may just have to move to Australia… Have a great night!