On my day trip to Anker Wood last week I mentioned that there was also a Dobbies Garden Centre on the same site.
I do like Dobbies, they always seem to have something different and the food in the cafe is really good too. This Dobbies was extremly good, in addition to the usual things you find at garden centres there was also a large butchers, a Ponden Mill (soft furnishings), Peacocks (clothes) and a shoe section, all under the same roof.
We had a good look round and my eagle eye spotted some Caron Cupcake yarn on sale.
At £2.99 I had to pick up a couple to try.
The yarn cake comes with a pompom and on the reverse of the label is either a knit or crochet hat pattern. I chose the ones with a knit pattern and this is how they came out.
I was pleasantly surprised by the yarn, it was really nice to work with and I think they came out great. These will be put to one side and appear in Jacob and Bonnie's Christmas stocking
There is enough yarn left from each cake to make another hat, (so you could make two hats, if that makes sense, lol)
I don't want to add these to my stash so If anyone would like the remaining yarn please leave me a comment saying so and I will mail them out to you, including the ball band with the pattern, (of course you don't have to use the pattern on the ball band, it is only just a basic hat pattern).
You will however have to make your own pompom should you want one as the yarn only comes with one per cake.
Because of postage costs I'm only offering to post within the UK and they will go to the first person to say they want them in the comments.