Its Time For Another Confession…….
I have a very serious addiction to James C Brett Yarn.
Some of the creations featured in this post are available to buy in my shop. Take a look.
Try as I might I just can’t resist it’s super squishy multicoloured loveliness .
When I first learnt to crochet I used super chunky yarn and a nice big hook so that the stitches were easy to see and the item I was making (scarves and blankets) were quick to make. I followed step by step tutorials on YouTube which meant I was whizzing through simple blankets in no time. I pottered along happily in my little world of video tutorials and a couple of ” how to” books.
One sunny day, whilst sat at athletics with my friend and fellow track and field Mum Tracey, she turned to me, phone in hand and said “Have you tried Pinterest?”……… Mind blown!! So many crafts, patterns and possibilities.
This life changing discovery lead me on to stumble upon Revelry. (Here’s a link to my Ravelry profile. I don’t update it very often but if you’d like to come and find me here I am.) It was here that I found the pattern for my first ever shawl. The Simple Crochet Shawl by Teresa Chorzepa (her designs are brilliant and her patterns, really easy to follow. I must add them to my long list of future projects). I downloaded it to my phone and off I went in search of yarn.
For some strange reason I found myself in The Range (probably because I needed pet food). Anyway I wound my way to the back of the store (which is where the wool has now been relegated now that they’ve expanded into selling everything and anything that you can possibly think of, including the kitchen sink 😉 ).
There, sitting in the corner, all nestled in amongst the other yarns sat the Jame C Brett Marble Chunky range.
What can I say? It was love at first sight.
Super soft squishy, 200g of (just the right amount of) chunky, machine washable yarn in the most amazing range of variegated colours, for just £5 a ball!!
This was the start of a beautiful friendship.
Instantly drawn to the autumnal colours of their rather poorly named Orange/brown/green MC7 I grabbed a couple of balls and made for home.
Snuggled up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a cat I hooked my first ever shawl. Which, rather aptly went on to be one of the first things I sold in my Etsy store.
Here’s my finished shawl and here’s the cat! This is Oscar. Isn’t he pretty? 🙂
Since then I’ve not looked back. I’ve gone on to make countless items for friends and family and for my store.
Three years after my initial discovery James C Brett marble chunky is still my “go to” yarn. Be it a baby blanket, scarf, shawl, pom pom or twiddle muff a ball of James Brett yarn is never far away. I now have so many balls of marble chunky in my yarn stash that they have their very own hiding spot and they’re starting to burst out of that!!
Here are just a few of my James Brett creations.
If you have any questions about the items in the gallery just pop a comment down below and I will do my best to remember pattern details, yarn colours, hook sizes etc.
If you fall in love with any of the items, some of them can still be found for sale in my Etsy store. Follow this link and have a look.
I apologise for the quality of some of the photos. They were snapped long before I’d considered sharing my crafty creations. Now that I see them blown up no my Mac they’re more than a little fuzzy (or is that my ageing eyes).
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Cheers for now