Thursday, December 15, 2016

Whisky and wool

This time last year I was participating in Kate Davies’ 7 skeins Buchaille club. It was so well run and so much fun. When Kate announced that she was releasing a book of patterns designed for Buachaille by subscription, I was very excited to sign up. The Inspired by Islay club works with two emails a week, one featuring a Kate Davies designed pattern on Wednesdays, and one with information  about what inspired it, and matching whisky recommendations. It’s very exciting! We received the first pattern yesterday,  Finlaggan  and it’s already on my list of things to knit.
I have given myself permission to buy the yarn for as many projects as I want, at the end of the pattern subscription. Buachaille is such a lovely yarn, and I do so love Kate Davies’ design philosophy. I’m hoping that one of the patterns will suit, or can be converted for Leon’s winter set (like I did last year, using a hat and mitts from 7 Skeins club), and that maybe one of them will work for a jumper for Leon in the Woobu I bought this year. Other than that, I’m just looking forward to seeing the patterns each week, and maybe buying the matching whisky too.

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