Last week at the office, we ganged up with the lovely people of Wool and the Gang for a little knitting party!
Wool and the Gang is a London-based but internationally renowned community of makers (or ‘global knitwork of gangstas’ as they like to call it) focused on promoting fashion production that’s made in a sustainable way. They want to bring back knitting as a viable means of production for generations to come, every piece made unique. Music to my ears.
I myself have made multiple attempts at taking up knitting, generally unsuccessfully due to my own lack of knowledge and an overconfidence in my own ability (this still isn’t done). Knitting a blanket out of baby cotton with miniature needles? Sure, that sounds like a fun project to push aside after a week!
Our group had a few knitter drop outs like me, as well as a few expert-level knitters and a couple absolute beginners. We used the Snood Operator kit, which included an instruction manual with various options depending on your level, some crazy sexy wool in a color of your choice, knitting needles, and some regular needles for turning the scarf into a snood. Time flew by and I think most of us got quite far into the pattern under the expert eye of the lovely gangsters from Wool and the Gang HQ, aided by the clear instructional videos.
I ended up finishing my snood this weekend, right in time for the hot spell that came over London this week. I’ve got a feeling this soft cowl will come in handy at some point, though. Yay for British weather!
Have I been converted to knitter-dom? Let’s hope so, or I just threw away the £50 I spent on more wool in their online shop (although I can always just snuggle up to the balls of yarn when hubby is away, they’re so soft).
We’re very happy to inform you that Wool and the Gang are offering all Etsy UK blog readers the following code to use for 15% off at checkout: PARTY-KQAGM3
Are you planning any knitting projects? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK!