Gone are the days when knitting consisted of mums making school cardigans in vile colours for their kids. Now, you can buy a vast range of yarns, with so many colours and textures that a crafter is spoiled for choice. So, if you love crochet or knitting, why not see what you can do with some of these fabulous balls of wool?
1. Angel’s Recycled Sari Silk
Price: £6.95 at angelyarns.com
Certainly not cheap, but what gorgeous colours! You could really make a fabulous, unique garment with this range of 8 colours – a scarf or poncho would look stunning. What’s more, the yarn is fair trade and, because it is made from recycled fabric, each skein is different.