One of the things I really love is reading about a quirky and unexpected business growing up out of a quirky and unexpected scenario, featuring unexpected people.I read about the MyBoshi Boys in a Simply Crochet magasine a while ago and then the fates collided to bring me near to not only one of the beanie patterns (in a subsequent issue) but some of their yarn in the shape of a 3 for 2 offer at a local shop.
It would have been rude not to. (When you own a craft business, you call this a legitimate purchase of samples to alleviate guilt).
I’m not known for my counting abilities (or my ability to follow patterns for that matter) and I found the magasine pattern a bit difficult to follow to be honest. I wanted to make Bene a hat and did eventually manage it, but only with the help of a friend deciphering it for me.
I love the yarn and I’m hoping I can start stocking it on the all new shop launching soon. I’m off to visit them at a trade show next week. It’s lovely and bouncy and vibrant and nice to work with. Only thing is, I’m itching to make something else with it now and it feels slightly wrong to use yarn designed for beanies for anything else. Not that I have issues.