This year has skipped by far too quickly for many of us and I can hardly believe that our magazine year is now well into the autumn and winter season. One thing I learned recently is that there’s an annual event called Chesterfield High Street Awards and there are 15 categories. Basically, it celebrates the mix of independent and High Street businesses in the town. At the end of July, one of the three finalists named in the Best New Store category is The Wool Cabin. The 2020 winners are to be announced at a virtual awards ceremony in October 2020 and we all wish Jason Hampson and The Wool Cabin the best of luck.
I’m especially cold a lot of the time, so I’ve an assortment of hot water bottles. I love unusual covers for them and I can’t resist a new throw to wrap myself up on a cold winter’s evening. Our recent spell of hot weather dismissed all thoughts of cool evenings, but there’s now a nip in the air and autumn is definitely around the corner.
For a while, I’ve had my eye on some lovely throws I spotted on the Woolyknit website. They’re 100% Pure British Wool in a crunchy deep traditional Aran-style patchwork pattern with a knitted sheep border. They’re a very generous size (140 x 200 cm, 4½ x 6½ feet) so could double up as a blanket on a bed or breathe new life into a sofa. They can be hand or machine washed on a wool setting and there are some lovely colours. Mine had to be red, it’s just arrived and the word ‘gorgeous’ doesn’t do it justice.
If just under £30 is an amount you’d spend, either to keep yourself warm or for a lovely gift, I promise you won’t be disappointed. All the contact details for Woolyknit are in Newsline this month and I’ve just remembered that we’ve a reader offer, so if you order soon, you’ll get 20% off!
Until next time, very happy knitting.
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