You may or may not know that my first crafting love was knitting. Taught by a babysitter when I was about 6, I knitted constantly until about 8 years ago...about the time I discovered and fell in love with sewing.
I used to love sitting on the sofa in the evening, watching tv and click, click knitting away. In my baby growing days, I got through an inordinate amount of wool - Rowan wool, always Rowan - making blankets, cardis, jumpers for my forth-coming Bambinos. This continued into their toddlerdom...well, really until they were old enough to argue about the garments they wanted to wear.
And I haven't really knitted much since then. That's partly due to discovering and falling in love with fabric, and partly being surplus to requirements.
I still adore wool and am drawn to it. Then, since buying this cowl last week, I have had an overwhelming urge to make some chunky grey cushions for the sofa.
My trip to Hobbycraft this morning was partly driven by the need for red felt for kit orders, but also the need to get this wool and some extra-chunky needles, so I could get started on this wished for project before this cold snap is over and they are no longer needed.