Mission Statement

Salaam alaykum, warahmatullahi, wabarakatuhu, (the Peace, and Allah’s mercy, and Allah’s Blessings be upon you).

This year I signed up to blogging101. A course i’m hoping will help me hone my blogging skills :).

I wanted to let you know a bit more about why I’m here blogging for all the world to see, as opposed to writing in a journal (which I still do on occasion).

I’ve always been a bit of a chatterbox, I have my quiet more reflective moments, but I really do believe that communication is such an important thing. It’s one of the things that helps us build communities. Blogging gives me a way of trying to reach out to a wider audience of people. To me this is an opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences with others. I hope that people will be able to relate to me, or perhaps i might, in sharing my own outlook, give somebody a new perspective with which to consider things. Ultimately I hope that this can be a source of goodness, and a place where conversation about life can take place.

Long time coming

Assalaamu alaykum, (Peace be upon you)

I am finally getting round to this blog post. I’ve been feeling very excited to write it and post it ever since I received what I’m going to review in the mail. However I’ve also been very busy lately, and tired too, so it was put on the back burner. Happily, I am up early this morning, and thought I’d at the very least set about typing up the draft.

What is this post about? Yarn! The softest, loveliest yarn, and the wonderful and affordable online retailer you can purchase it from! Hooray!
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Last month, thanks to two lovely ladies, who’s names I will not mention, I came across aliexpress.com. A site much like amazon, or eBay with a wide variety of products and wares available for sale.

I’ve been in need of some new knitting needles for a while now. The prices and reviews for said needles I was coming across on amazon were less than thrilling, and I decided to have a look on aliexpress. I found a likely looking set, browsed through the feedback, and went ahead with my purchase. They arrived and I liked them.

It occurred to me, surely if I could find a nice set of bamboo needles at an affordable price on here, I’d be able to find some wool/ yarn too!

My search began, I scrolled through the search results and came across a listing for a lot of yarn listed by the seller 5 Star For YouIMG_0276

I clicked on the result and scanned the product description. I was excited! You see I love knitting. I love it love it love! and I love wool too. I noted down the corresponding numbers for the colours I wanted and added it to my cart. I made the purchase adding a note to the seller detailing the numbers (for the colours) and then I waited.

I made my order on the 8th of August, and on the morning of the 25th just two and a half weeks later my purchase arrived!

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I was a bit side tracked as it was also the day my new planner arrived, regardless you can just about see the wool in the top left hand corner of this picture. 🙂

I updated my account to notify the seller that I had received my purchase, and I also sent a message to the seller to let her know I had received the wool, and that I was very pleased with how soft it was, and (because I had forgotten that the wool’s specifics were in the item description) I asked about the size of the wool, and the recommended needles size, as well as care instructions.

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She was very kind and personable, with a friendly and diligent attitude, and answered my questions, helpfully recommending 3.25mm needles; Even going as far as to let me know that she was happy to answer all and any questions I had.

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The wool is a blend of 95% cotton and 5% milk fibre, and is super soft to the touch, and easy to work with. It is lovely and comes in a wide range of colours, and just a joy to work.

I will definitely be returning to the seller again, and I think they may just become my go to wool suppliers. ^_^ They’re already on my favourite shop list, and their excellent customer service is a recommendation of its own.

I made these adorable baby booties with some of the yarn and I’m very pleased with them. knitted baby booties with green buttons

You can find the seller at this address. I hope you enjoy your purchases as much as I do.

Take care,

Azeezat

My first project

Salam/ peace y’all

How are you all doing, today I’m working on a project I started around the time I first learnt how to knit. Today just might be the day that I finally finish it, about 5 years later.

But you know what they say, better late than never. 😊 I’ll try and remember to post an update when I finish it.

For now here are some pictures

Deciding on the pattern/ intervals at which I’ll place each colour

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sewing together the first two patches

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tools of the trade

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Hope y’all are having beautiful Thursdays.

Take care

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Storenvy- Zee’s

So I always had this idea of me having my own online store, I started up zee8dee.webs.com in the hope that this dream would come to fruition. However that didn’t really pan out although the site is still up, almost as a monument to my initial foray into a small business.
Now however thanks to “Mrs Owl” I discovered the wonder that is storenvy and set up a store of my very own. Hooray!
So head on over.

Visit my store on Storenvy

I’m only selling a couple products at the moment but by Gods grace, with time the business will grow along with the product list.

Tah-rah for now

xxx

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