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Shetland Wool & Cables-Yarn giveaway for December 2015 & January 2016

Cables & Wool......with Qiviut.
Today is a cheeky day off work day, a 'last of the summer wine day.. ...watching summer wine DVD's all day while knitting cables. This show really relaxes me & I find i knit much faster with the old guy's playing away in the back ground getting up to their tricks. The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful setting too & that has a lot to do with me watching the show, rolling hills, sheep grazing...lambs bleating.
I know November is cable month but to me they can be knit any month of the year. 2016 I plan on knitting only Yummy Cables with my Shetland wool; big & Chunky cabled hats, cabled neck warmers, cabled sweaters, cabled leg warmers & possibly a shawl or two.

And here's a random picture of my cat Napoleon......he's huge, weights in at 19LB's

  The ''Bressay'' headband above is knit wider than most cabled head bands. Measures 6.5'' inches wide so its a good size & will be just what is …

Shetland wool socks

I LOVE MY WARM BOOT SOCKS...... It's that time of year again, socks are coming out of the sock draw faster than i can knit them !
Can't complain, had a wonderful summer, my grand daughter Ruby is a joy & my sheep all had healthy happy lambs with beautiful fleece.....life is Good !
Back to the socks...I just love how Shetland wool socks are kind to your feet. The only drawback is they are not very durable unless they contain 25% Nylon. I can not bare the thought of adding this awful disgusting man made fibre to my yarns so i came up with the idea of adding kid mohair/silk yarn to the sock for durability. Kid mohair is tough. Its soft & tough. The silk too is very strong & adds some sheen & Luster to your knitting.
             This past summer i introduced a new qiviut sock that contains kid mohair/silk & customers tell me they are very durable compared to qiviut alone so why not try the same with the Shetland wool socks. See the sock's. That sock is kn…

Taking A Break !

Thank you for reading my blog.  I have to take a break from the blogs for a while due to my workload in the mill & Studio. I will return within a couple of months with more giveaway's. If you want to see what I'm upto, go join my Ravelry group. I update the Ravelry group regularly & hold giveaways there too. Here is a link to the Ravelry group page:www.ravelry.com/groups/cottage-craft-angora-mill Bye for now ♥