Step Three is another obvious one -- thread the needle. I think I'll stop with the steps now though! Thread the needle with the end of the working yarn (yarn a) and leave a reasonable tail 4-5cm then weave the needle back up the yarn up the centre of the plies, pull the needle up and the end of the yarn through which will leave you with something like the third picture below. Take the end of the new ball of yarn (b) and thread as before. Now take that end through the little loop on the end of yarn a (third and fourth pictures) and then weave it up through yarn b as you did with yarn a. You can snip any ends off. This gives a pretty good join and shouldn't come undone. The last picture shows the yarn knitted in -- I haven't snipped the ends as I'll do that after the shawl is finished as it will be blocked quite heavily. I'll take some extra pictures for another post so this is clearer and also report back on how well it stood up to blocking.
We've done a fair amount of charity knitting in the shop so far -- our twiddlemuffs and blankets being notable examples. We think we might take it up a level. As you've all seen from previous posts, we have started selling suscription boxes and gift boxes. To this end I've been making one of the Candace shawls from the Luxury Box and have been posting it on facebook, twitter and instagram. Now we think we will auction this shawl when it is finished (about a week to go if I concentrate on it). I'll update on social media so get ready to bid!
It's amazing how quickly time passes at this time of year so I find myself having to do a round-up!
We have done our new Winter Window complete with crocheted snowflakes made by Ruth, myself and our drop-in ladies. I made five (or maybe six) and am very proud of myself while Ruth made loads as did the drop-in group but as I was finishing a commission (that I can't show till after Christmas) I don't feel too guilty. I'll post a picture of the window later as at the moment the sun is out and so I am only getting reflections.
On the knitting front, Jill from our evening group brought in this lovely present for everyone to share last night. The christmas puddings are hiding ferrero rocher chocolates so it was very popular.
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.