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Shetland wool Sock Kit giveaway- December 2012

Shetland Croft Wool..... Sock Kit.

Well its that time again....snows here and will be with us until about 20th April, it's a very Long Cold Winter here in Quebec !
 The sheep dont seem to mind the snow. I leave the door open during the day so they can go in and out. Inside the barn its cozy and dry. The hay mangers are filled and overflowing with the best quality semi-dry silage hay......  they can eat as much as they need to stay healthy and warm. The sheep spend their day frolicing in the i mind the snow. Inside my rubber boots i like my feet to be Toasty warm and dry so i can enjoy doing my barn chores....there is nothing more miserable than cold, damp feet !

And here's my newest yarn....''shetland Croft Wool''

This is made from 100% shetland wool raw fleece that i purchased on the internet.
( my sheep are not ready to start supplying me with wool until next spring.....Can't wait as i know our little flock have really lovely quality fleece)

winner of November giveaway

winner is....... congrats to GPC ! You are the shetland wool blogs 1st random winner.......Please contact me(cottagecraftangora(at) so i can ship your yarn out on Monday.
 let me know if you want the natural colour or the Black and purple hand dyed.

Thank you to all who enterd.

Check out the next giveaway....more shetland yarn in Natural Moorit and medium grey !

shetland sock wool giveaway- November 2012

Ah..... Soft wool socks.....Thank you little Shetlands !
My 1st giveaway. 100% shetalnd wool sock yarn in natural oatmeal-ish grey. its a 4ply 100 grams with about 440 yards so plenty to knit a pair of ladies adult socks...guy type work socks will require 2 skeins. The yarn retails at $22.00 each.

Here's a pair of socks i knit with this yarn....
The socks are ribbed and very comfortable to wear all day long !
Pattern can be found here, designed by Kate Atherley and its free.... so you can knit your own pair of socks just like mine....  the pattern is super easy and works really well with this yarn !

I just dyed a small batch of the natural sock yarn in this colour
It's raven black and Purple it. defo making a pair of socks with this colour !
I have more so if you enter and win you can have the choice of natural or handpainted !

To enter: In comments section tell us if you have ever knit with shetland wool  and wha…

Lotus Hat pattern

To Find the Lotus hat pattern pls go to the ''knitting patterns'' page above. Here is the link to the pattern: That will be the page that i post all free patterns to ..... go see !

Over the coming months i will try and list as many shetland wool patterns as possible so you always have something to knit in lovely Affordable shetland wool

You might also want to check out my other blog for a chance to win some Luxurious qiviut-muskox yarns !

The September and October blog will feature the Lotsu Hat Kit in 50% qiviut-50% merino and a Lotus 'Circle scarf'....... enter for your chance to win some gorgeous yarn to make this soft warm hat for yourself or to gift to someone special !

Link to the Ravelry KAL for the Lotus hat:

hello and welcome!

please check back soon to see my new freinds who are due to arrive any day now.

I'm dreaming of shetland socks and machine knit fair isle sweaters from our new wooly friends !