Lately I've been thinking about some of the things I would like for my birthday (it's fast approaching, as it's in early July!) and somehow, it always comes back to the same, or similar things....I am of course referring to my knitting habit.
Naturally this is not necessarily a bad thing - and here are some wonderful reasons why. May I present to you - drumroll please - my wish list!
To start this off, I always seem to go back to my two favourite yarn shops on etsy for inspiration.
First are the creations of Veronika, aka Snowberrylime (great name). There are some to-die-for handspun yarns in her shop, including this one.
It's a beautiful silk and merino blend and the photograph just makes me want to reach out and squish it. I suppose it's a tactile-impulse thing, I can't help it! :)
A little closer to home, Sheffield-based Shunklies offers a truly delectable idea. Namely 'design your own yarn' and she will spin it for you. What more could a knitter ask for?
See shunklies.etsy.com for more goodies.
If you're knitting, well, then I suppose you'll be requiring a set of sticks. I found these today...I think they're fab!
Kitsch and colourful, this pair of acrylic knitting needles is handmade by annetastic.etsy.com.
I also love these candy cane stripe handpainted pins by arachknits.etsy.com.
What better way to finish off a gorgeous knit than some of the lovely unique buttons designed and handmade by Laura Walker. I particularly love this one, it's such pretty colours and the lacy surface patterning is to die for, if you love lace as much as I do.
Visit Laura's etsy shop here: veronicabuttons.etsy.com.