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Yarn Sale

I've come to the conclusion that I am utterly at a loss for quite a number of yarn items in my stash; I have no idea what to make with these skeins, and feel somewhat burdened by their presence. It's time to let them go to a better home. If you're interested in any of the yarns please email me at eimearee(at)gmail(dot)com ; I am open to offers on multiple purchases & accept payment by paypal. Prices do not include P&P, and I may be available to meet up in Dublin city centre.
These yarns are also visible on my Ravelry stash page here.

Wensleydale Longwool - Sheep Shop DK 3 skeins - colour 411 Grey (total 705 metres) price e10 for 3

**HELD** Wagtail Yarns - Fine Kid Mohair 4 ply 375 metres price e10  Manos Del Uruguay silk bend DK
300 metres
colourway; 6958 pink - original label lost
price e9

Garnstudio Drops Alpaca
(sport weight) - 2 skeins (total 360 m)
price e6 for the pair

King Cole Baby Alpaca DK
2 skeins - 1 dark grey, 1 light grey
100 m each
price e4 each Bro…

Ring around a rosie...

In a rather typically understated move, the fella & I recently tied the knot, surrounded by immediate family & a couple of our very closest & oldest friends. I couldn't let the occasion pass without some sort of celebratory woollen shenanigans. I've always been a bit of an uncouth unladylike tomboy, but took pleasure in releasing my inner girlieness for the day, to crochet a frilly pink floral-effect posy.
I used Wendy Merino 4 ply in a rather pleasant dusty pink shade for the blooms & some deepest-stash Brown Sheep Nature Spun sport weight for the leaves etc.
The flower shapes are based on hyperbolic crochet methods used for the Crochet Coral Reef project; the basic idea is that on each row, you increase your stitches at the same rate. For example, if you start with 10 stitches, you increase to 20 st on the second row, and 40 on the 3rd row, and so on.
For these blooms, I started with a chain of between 10 - 15 stitches; then double crochet, twice into each c…