This week I’ve decided to share photos from my trip to hobbycraft where I went with my daughter. She had a firm idea of what she needed but I was just looking for inspiration for what to do with my yarn. I prefer to call it wool, but I also like yarn because it has a double meaning, I could be spinning you a yarn and tell you of all the wonderful things I have made recently or I could just be honest and tell you that I have way too much yarn and no inspiration.
I loved this delightful display of baby toys that you can make. I’d love to make some, and I know I can, but I don’t know what I would do with it? Put it in my shop? I have imposter syndrome and I don’t think that anything I make is worth selling.
But I love yarn and I can’t help walking along the aisles and looking and squishing these lovely soft balls of wool.
Just look at these lovely colours, some bright and cheerful, others more subdued and sweet. I have a pile of these and no idea what to make with them. I resisted buying more. Seriously, I was so well behaved.
The baby wool is my favourite, so soft and squishy and lovely pastel colours.
I could make some very snuggly baby clothes and blankets. But, if they didn’t sell it would be a lot of hard work to sit in my vacuum packed creations waiting for someone to buy.
I love blankets. I’ve made plenty and maybe I could make some more just to use up my yarn. And because I have lots of yarn to use up. Blankets are great because you can just use what you want and piece them together to make a lovely blanket. The bigger ones take a long time to make, but if I can find a pattern that doesn’t require much concentration, then I can work away while listening to my audiobooks.
Here are some blankets I found which inspired me. I’m not so keen on the star shape blanket. I think star shapes are good for wrapping up babies but not so much for throwing over my sofa or to keep my knees warm. (I have constant cold legs and feet, even in summer, so I do have a need for blankets.)
I do like the striped one though, a great way of using up all my spare bits of yarn.
Do you crochet or knit? Where do you get your inspiration from?