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Suggestions for wool stash in hospital please

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Rubbishisthebest Thu 11-Dec-14 12:39:57

Am in hospital for foreseeable future. Doctors have said it's ok for me to crotchet while I'm here - therapeutic value outweigh dust risks!! I have Attic 24 acrylic wool at home for a blanket but too much to get brought in. I was thinking of buying some wool and wondered if I could have some suggestions please as to what would be a good basic stash. Natural fibres please, no acrylic. Just to play around and maybe try and do a couple of small things for Christmas. I'm a basic crocheter but now have lots of time to improve!

Piffyonarockbun Thu 11-Dec-14 17:14:58

sorry youre stuck in hospital. rubbish time of year for it too sad

i don't know how much you want to spend but i love king cole bamboo cotton and millamia merino. both are about £5 a ball although the millamia is only 50g. i love them because they feel so nice to crochet with and the colours they both come in are gorgeous!!

i made a little elf hat for my dd from the red and green millamia and i have made a couple of gorgeous blankets from the bamboo. i even made a little elephant out of the bamboo. theres a really easy and cheap little amigurumi book on amazon. i can get you the name if you like. might be fun while youre stuck in hospital sad

Piffyonarockbun Thu 11-Dec-14 17:33:38

ps. i have probably got some odd bits of bamboo cotton and milliamia knocking about. not enough to make anything much but certainly enough to play about with. if you would like me to send them to you just pm me grin

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Thu 11-Dec-14 20:18:42

The Drops extra fine merino is really good value. All the Drops yarns are actually. I get mine from Wool Warehouse. The Drops (garnstudio) website has loads of free patterns too.

Theas18 Thu 11-Dec-14 20:21:10

Get. Selection of drops and cascade from wool warehouse and some nice crochet hooks.ravely on your tablet and indulge!

Theas18 Thu 11-Dec-14 20:21:55

Drops alpaca on offer i think.... The alpaca silk is to die for!

Rubbishisthebest Thu 11-Dec-14 20:45:56

Aww, thank you everyone. Lovely suggestions. Will look up wool warehouse, drops, bamboo cotton and milliamia. Oh and look into Ravelry more. On first glance I found it a bit bewildering.

Rubbishisthebest Thu 11-Dec-14 20:46:39

Oh and cascade too

lurkerspeaks Sat 13-Dec-14 00:24:48

Teach yourself to knit!

Then start lace. a skein of lace weight yarn and a complex pattern will give months of entertainment.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 13-Dec-14 08:00:12

How dare you mention the K word??! shock

wink

Rubbishisthebest Sat 13-Dec-14 08:57:06

I think I'll leave you 2 ladies to it .....!

lurkerspeaks Sat 13-Dec-14 09:48:12

Sorry. Sometimes it is just more wool efficient...

Or can you crochet delicate floaty things in lace weight? Presumably you can....

Rubbishisthebest Sat 13-Dec-14 11:02:51

I'm not that advanced but yes pretty sure you can. I am definitely tempted by knitting but want to get confident in crochet first. I'm going to be here for about 3 more months so will have plenty of time to do both I would think !!!

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 13-Dec-14 13:12:57

I failed miserably to learn how to knit aged 8. It has scarred me for life...

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