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Shetland Wool neck warmer giveaway December 2016

Wow....the year is almost over ! It is difficult to believe that i have not posted since June. Time just got away from me. The mill & knitting studio has been constantly working...even over the Summer months when it was hot, i was still selling knitwear & yarns. I'm not complaining as there is so much unemployment about i feel blessed !  Knitters & Knitwear buyers have been so good to my family & I.....keeping us all very busy. We are now sending our Shetland wool yarns & Knitwear World wide & it's a wonderful feeling to know that our customers are enjoying what we manufacture.....Thank you to all who purchased from us, we really appreciate your business♥
I'm not one for making New years resolutions so i wont bother, but i really hope in 2017 i can find the time to post more often(monthly would be good) & host these little giveaways starting now.
My biggest seller in Shetland knitwear are my large neck warmers. Over the Summer i improved the de…

Ram horns hat pattern

Organic lamb pie With Flaky Puff pastry......yummy ! Do you know that one of the traits of Shetland lamb is that the meat is sweet & mild tasting. We eat Shetland lamb about 5 times week now as we just do not trust any commercial meat what with all the additives, GMO's, Preservatives & SEX hormones that are injected into livestock to make them grow quickly. I like to call it CLEAN Living. I will talk more about this in a future post & will be adding some of my family's favourite recipes for Lamb to the Canadian Shetland sheep breeders face book page. This is a closed group, send them a request to join !
While baking Vegetable lamb pie waiting for the family to arrive for the weekend, I wanted to design a chunkier hat with cables & came up with this one. This can be knit over a weekend. I'm planning on knitting several to have them ready for the winter time when family stop over for country weekend breaks(city folk Love the peac…

See you in June !

I will be back around the 1st June with another give away.......see soon♥
The winner of the shrug from May was Julie Bothwell.

Easy to knit Shrug.....Giveaway for April 2016

I'm going through a shrug phase again.....                                      And its still cold here ! And what's not to love about a shrug. Its the perfect quick fix when your feeling just a little chilled & in need of only a little coverage. So easy to knit even though i am DROWNING in projects, not to mention ideas for my New line of Baby hats Inspired by our little Princess Ruby !

Afterall, a shrug is only a rectangle with a bit of sleeve shaping. This is the cabled version I'm working on today.......not quite finished, still got the left sleeve shaping to do. When complete the pattern will be on my Shetland wool site for FREE. Will add all the page links when i finally get it finished ! 

 My Quick knit shrug is this little beauty below.......knit from Shetland Tundra yarn with 15% Qiviut !
I dyed the grey yarn Navy blue & wanted it plain to go with my dress for Ruby's Birthday party on Saturday.....already a year old, my time does past fast. On Saturda…

Winner of the Smokering giveaway for March 2016

And the winner of the Emsket snood is Karen ! Thanks to all who took part. Check back soon for the next giveaway......a Shetland Tundra Shrug.

It's still Winter ! Shetland Tundra smokering giveaway for March 2016

It's still Winter...... I don't know about where you are, but here in Southern Quebec we are still having lots of snow & today it's very cold. I LOVE Winter, have even grown to love the snow & boy do we get a LOT of snow. We are right up in the Adstock mountains, ski country, so you can imagine....lot's of snow !
I just love how everything is White & gleaming, its a true Winter Wonder Land.
            This is the perfect weather to wear a lovely Shetland Tundra smokering.
I have one & I seldom take it off. It's light & Airy but has all the lovely wooly characteristics that you get only from pure sheep wool(well it does have 15% Qiviut too) so that helps with the softness & drape !
(Above)This is the style of the smokerings i used to make. This one is lace. I find lace wool yarns to be very rigid, i don't care for that, i like my knitwear to have a lovely supple feel with plenty of body
& bounce to it.

(Below) I now make these from …

Winners from February giveaway !

And the winners are......
Sorry for the delay making the draw.....swamped with mill work again !
The winners are as follows: Fly_gal22 was the 1st number drawn followed by Bonnie.
Please contact me so i can mail off your lovely soft yummy yarns.
Please check back soon for another giveaway.....This time its a ready knit item.....I'm thinking a qiviut & Shetland blend smokering as its not even close to being SPRING♥

Shetland Halo-Cabled wool socks

Shetland Halo Cabled Socks. I have this obsession with socks. Hand knit socks. Hand knit socks saved my feet. I'm going to tell you something personal about me. 'I used to have really stinky feet'  It was very embarrassing for me. They were so bad that if i removed my shoes & walked across the floor you could see little damp foot prints !
Once i started to knit hand made socks containing a high percentage of sheep wool the problem went away within a few short weeks. I now wear hand knit socks everyday & my feet are always dry & comfortable. Even in summer they are dry & never overly hot.
                               As a result of the damp foot problem my library contains quite a few sock knitting books. I just finished reading ''In the foot steps of sheep'' Tales of a journey through Scotland, walking, spinning & knitting socks.
What a great read. The Authors style of writing is such that you feel you are w…

Fetlar Cabled Hat pattern-SHETLAND TUNDRA Yarn Giveaway for January 2016

The Fetlar Cabled Hat Happy New Year, a Happy Knitty New Year for 2016 REAL WOOL is So soft & squishy & has a massive amount of stretch to it.  I like to wear the cable design to the side.
knit this sample hat from 100% Organic Shetland wool but the giveaway for this month with be a similar grey to this one but in our Shetland Tundra blend with 15% musk ox/qiviut-no pictures of the yarn as yet because its not even spun.....it's waiting for its turn on the machines. but i will update with picture's once I get the yarns plied.

The pattern is circular knit on 4.5mm's. Knit with 2 strands of wool held together to make a sort of Aran weight knitting that i love. Not only is Aran knitting faster but it's so much warmer than a dk weight & so much more squishier when your knitting with REAL WOOL !

When i say REAL wool I am referring to the fact that Real wool has not been chemically altered in any way, it is pure & Natural unlike …