My ‘Killing’ days are done – at least for now…

It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to blog but I’m delighted to say that I’ve now completed the red sweater featured in series 2 of the Killing.

Sweater inspired by the one worn by Sarah Lund in series 2

The pattern is available from the Radio Times website (www.radiotimes.org) and it took 9 balls of Lima yarn to complete the medium size. The Lima yarn is 100% wool and excellent value at £2.75 for a 50g ball – it’s aran weight so the sweater grows in no time. So, my Killing days are over – at least unless they decide to have a series 3 and feature another sweater..

Last week was mostly taken up with the Malvern craft fair. Last Wednesday, I loaded up the van with loads of lovely yarn and the ‘model’ for some of the Knitcol baby clothes – looking scarily life-like in the front seat.

And we're off!!

Luckily, I put the headless torso in the back or I might have been stopped en route!!

The show was great fun and it was lovely to meet so many customers, old and new. The number of knitting-related stalls at the show was also a strong indicator that interest in knitting is on the increase – long may it continue.

We had a very busy time and scarves and shawl kits were very popular, especially the diagonal scarf (which takes just one ball of sock yarn):

diagonal scarf, here shown knitted in Wendy Happy 2511 Aquarius

and the Zauberball Shawl – shown here knitted in Zauberball Crazy, 1702 Little Fox.

The shawl is knitted in mitred squares and takes 3 balls of yarn

We also managed to entice some knitters into knitting socks for the first time. Many were simply unable to resist the wonderful colours in Knitcol DK.

I found the show to be a pleasure – the organisers made sure that everything ran smoothly and even the set-up and take down were easier than in other shows. I made some lovely new friends and was extremely well looked after at the Great Malvern Hotel – I’m already planning to go back next year.

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