So we are in May already now, and I just realized I never got round to writing a blog last month, even though I told myself I was gonna try and write more, aah!
Been super busy knitting and crocheting for Yarn Shop Day, an event created by Let’s Knit magazine, which was on April 30th, so I was making loads of cool creatures for the Wool For Ewe window (which is partly why I have been MIA the last month), check it out:
As the event was sponsored by The British Wool Marketing Board this year, the theme for the windows was Best of British, so we decided to go with a “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party “ theme. Can you spot my Scruffy Mr Fox, and Mr Rat in there???
I also went on a wee trip to Edinburgh last month, as my partner MrKaim81 was getting a cool new tattoo done (and I discovered a yarn shop was just 10mins walk away from the studio, so hello I had to go, right?)!
So onwards I trekked to Be Inspired Fibres, a beautiful Aladdin’s cavern of wonderful and unique yarny treasures!
The shop specializes in handmade, hand dyed artisan yarns, and unusual yarns from Japan – imagine stainless steel mixed with silks, wool, and paper!
And it was wonderful to speak with the owner, Mei, and totally geek out over yarns, I ended up staying there for almost two hours! I ended up leaving with these lovelies:
This ITO Tetsu yarn is from Japan and is a silk and stainless steel blend. I am going to mix it with some fab orange coloured mohair yarn and Noro Mirai yarn to create a scarf or cowl that I can mold into an interesting shape because of the steel (yes, my inner Textiles student is coming out to play again)!
I have decided to become more active on Ravelry, as I would like to start designing some patterns for sale in the future. You can find me on Ravelry as Nicolpops.
One last thing I forgot to mention, if you are in Aberdeen, you simply MUST visit Melt; thee place to go for a grilled cheese! Also, you will see this wee critter I made for them too! ;)
That's all for now, I will seriously get on it with uploading new work and blog posts, as my website has been a bit neglected, eep!
Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.