In my continuing designer crush on Ysolda Teague, and also enjoying shopping with with Ysolda.com (lovely curated, sustainable collection of yarns, and speedy shipping), I signed up for the Colourwork Club in 2021.
As you have probably noticed from my Make 9 list, I am on a bit of a colourwork kick this year and figured that before I went headlong into garment knitting, a couple of accessories under my belt would do me no harm.
I saw the Colourwork Club grace my emails in the autumn, and signed myself up for the Cosy Room colourway. I am hoping for pops of colour in an otherwise warm, rich neutrals palette.
Unfortunately the start of the 2021 Colourwork Club was delayed because of the Brexit transition. The Club yarn is Rauma Finullgarn, coming all the way over from Norway, and sadly, our shitshow of a government didn’t get some pretty basic fundamentals in place in preparation for the transition.
Communication has been very good from the team at Ysolda, and there were options aplenty if you wanted to change or even opt out. I kept in, and am happy to wait for mine to appear when it is ready. It isn’t like I don’t have anything else to work on in the meantime, after all.
As part of the club, you were also invited to join the Ysolda Knitwork on Mighty Networks. I have to admit, I really debated whether to add yet another social media channel into my life, having recently deleted my Twitter and Pinterest accounts, and my Facebook profile is clinging on by the skin of its teeth. I joined to see what the community would be like, and I have to say, I am amazed to see just how international a group it is.
So at the moment, I believe my yarn is on its way from Norway, and will the journey down from Edinburgh. The patterns are being released at intervals, so watch this space!