Blazin' Squad here!
We are already halfway through August and the "Back to School" season is ever looming overhead. Blazin' Squad Liv has started to think about updating her wardrobe and has even asked the Countess to knit her something, which had us thinking.
The landscape for learning is looking different in 2020 and a lot of classes are happening online. Despite this, a majority of schools are still discussing wearing school uniforms while attending classes over a camera and the Countess thinks this is a load of rubbish and we agree.
School uniforms aren't cheap and if you aren't going out to school why should parents be expected to fork out the extra cash when they are only going to be online. The kids have enough on their plates without having restrictions within an already unclear set of quarantine rules.
The yarn pictured: (from top to bottom) is "DotCom the Hamster" on Lady Persephone Sock yarn (90% Bluefaced Leicester, 10% Nylon, 100 grams), "Azurite" CoopKnits Sock Yeah (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 50 grams) and Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit 8734 (100% Cotton, 50 grams).
We are in love with the Orange tones that compliment the navy blue merino and the green cotton.
The combination of yarn bases here is also an interesting choice as each base brings something different to the table. Lady Persephone (Bluefaced Leicester) is one of our staple yarns because not only is it a delight to work with, it's beautiful to dye.
The yarn has a matte-like finish compared to Merino, which has a shine to it. The matte-like qualities don't take away from the colours as we think they look vibrant compared to the Merino counterpart which is why we really like to combine them in projects.
The cotton is a weighted addition that adds a drape to a project so it can come down to preference in what you are creating and in what medium. The cotton can also be a great addition for Crochet.
The Countess has recently stocked up on bookswhich are available on the website. Amigurume Eats by Allison Hoffman is all about making cute crochet foods (We know think the Countess secretly loves this one but don't tell her we said so)