The first Woolfest yarn/project I have to show you is already on my needles. The Hourglass sweater is something I have wanted to try for a long time (I even cast on for it once before, although that version ended up becoming something else) and it was the main reason I bought Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I went to Woolfest with a specific idea of the yarn I wanted, something neutral and a bit grown-up, not my usual rainbow bright selection, but still something a bit different and hand-made. I discovered the perfect yarn at Wild Fire Fibres, where the lovely Vikki Harding (there will be something else from her in a later project), spent time chatting to us and telling us about her gorgeous yarns and patterns. The yarn I chose was an organic merino called Zeus DK in a soft green. I cast on as soon as I finished my crochet wrap and have now knitted a good 8". The yarn is a dream to knit with and I think that this time my hourglass is going to fly off the needles.
I am off to International Children's day at the Llangollen Eisteddfod with Sam's school tomorrow but I will try and be back later in the week with something a bit different hope you all have a good week!