I was so excited when I received my order from Wool and The Gang.
As soon as the box arrived I knew I was in for something special!
So I wasn’t completely anti Black Friday this year as I expected to be. Instead I shopped carefully. Meaning, I chose a company I believed in and that I believe operates consciously.
I first stumbled across Wool and the Gang’s kits in John Lewis over a month ago and fell in love with the idea of knitting my own jumper!
The first kit that grabbed my attention was the ‘PIAZZA SHOULDER BAG’.
I chose this bag in particular because it reminded me of the bags my granny used to go to markets with! The kit includes mix taped yarn that is a blend of cotton and polyester (aka Vegan friendly!). From the outset it looks super strong too, everything you need to carry a bag full of bananas back home in!
I have to say that the clean packaging is perfect! Zero plastic!
I decided on ‘indigo ink’ as the colour of choice! Although I love bright colours in my design work I’m no longer brave enough to wear them too close to my skin! So I thought this dark grey hue would compliment the navy and black I tend to wear more often.
So this is what the kit contains:
X4 Mix Tape
X1 #madeuniquebyme label
X1 Chunky needle
X1 Piazza Shoulder Bag Pattern booklet
You can also add a wooden crochet hook to your order if you don’t own one already or are buying this for somebody as a gift.
Honestly, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to crochet. I can do the basics but do struggle with following patterns! I’m excited to get stuck into tangliatelli of yarn!
I even bought extra yarn to make a second bag as a gift!
I splashed out on some Shiny Happy Cotton in Red Ochre and purple haze. I’m planning on knitting myself a winter beanie in the red!
I was expecting the cotton to be very stiff but the texture is so soft! You can feel the extraordinary quality! And the sheen you get from it is formidable, I feel like I have just picked an apple! ‘ It’s silky soft hand-picked cotton from the north coast of Peru’. The product description does not lie!
I plan to start knitting and crocheting over the Christmas holidays and I can’t wait to show you my progress or what might become a disaster!
I will be in need some motivation! Please show me what you have knitted or crocheted by leaving a link in the comments below!
* Photographs are shot using a Canon EOS 700D