Been a very busy Spring & Summer around here......Lots of lambs-96 in total alive & well. They are everywhere i look. Some days i have so much work i don't know what job to tackle first.....thank goodness i have a very understanding husband who loves the Sheep just as much as i do. Not to mention a family who are now city folk but love to come to the country side for weekends away.....& don't mind singing for their supper ! Before long most of the lambs will be gone, they are all sold & my work schedule will be greatly reduced....roll on !
Managed to finish a few of my UFO's lately & I'm very happy they are complete so i can move onto my next ''knitting with purpose'' project, more about that in the next blog later in the year. Oh and my NEW OUT♥LANDER inspired yarns (90% Shetland wool-10% Qiviut-musk oxen) big 150 gram skeins, will be off the machines in only a few days.....more about that in a week or so.
I'm very busy at the moment getting yarns & fibre ready for the next trade show so i'm unable to work on the next giveaway just yet. Apart from that i have to finish writing up 2 patterns that my lovely customers have been patiently waiting for for a few months now !
The show we are processing Shetland yarns for is the Picton Fibre Fest in Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada. The date of the show is Saturday 27th May 2017. This is the 1st organised show & it should be a fun day with lots of other fibre booth's taking part.
We will have all our usual assortment of Shetland wool yarns & Rovings along with pure qiviut yarns, raw musk ox fibre, Qiviut yarn blends & knitting patterns. And Shetland wool batting. Planning on having some ready knit Qiviut scarves too as there will be non-knitters in attendance.
here is a link to the fibre fest site:www.fibrefest.ca
I will be staying at the Claramont inn for the weekend Really beautiful hotel Spa having a much need…
And the winner is Anastasia with her entry 'Winters Journey'
A huge thank you to all who took part, we had so many great names it was difficult to pick just one !
Next blog will be published as soon as i finish the Winters Journey shawl.
And here is the fibre used in the next giveaway. A beautiful lace stole pattern called Autumn Glow More details soon♥
Name this scarf-Winner will receive the yarns, printed pattern & a lovely Silver shawl pin !
Here is another picture update. You can see the silver tone shawl pin with a big black bead !
Something I'm working on, nowhere near finished as i want it to be at least 60'' inches long so please check back to see the finished scarf as it will help in naming the pattern design. (Read on for more info)
I just love working with Natural wool. There is just something about it that makes me feel content, i would even say happy !
The nameless scarf/shawl consists of a stepped edge along the bottom in moss stitch, the top edge is straight with moss stitch, garter stitch, eyelets, cables, tubes, box stitch, stocking stitch....a mash up of textures that show up brilliantly in real wool. The earthy colours i'm using are white, fawn & Musket & all 100% Natural to the awesome coloured Shetland sheep.
And as of today-April 22nd....this all i have done....shameful ! Had so ma…
Here we are in the middle of January.....time is getting away from me again !
you must have seen these 'messy bun hats' doing the rounds on the internet. I already sold 2 & i don't even have the pattern down on paper, Lucky for me, my customer is willing to wait so i thought it would be perfect timing to knit these over January & February.
I really like the look of the crochet hat above(not my image) i found it on Google !
The stitch & texture looks gorgeous. I don't do crochet so I will try to find a similar knit stitch pattern from my stitch bible & include the pattern here.
The yarn-pure Shetland wool is all Natural Emsket & Black. $7.00 Canadian per 50 gram skein from: www.absoluteshetland.websiteanimal.com
I think 2 skeins will do it for each hat as the top of the hat has very little decrease shaping.
I'm planning on knitting it with 2 yarns together so the hat is thick n warm.
My customer chose these colours, i would liked to have knit i…
The winner of the neck warmer is 'Mindy Whitten'
i love the generous size of this new style & now has 3 buttons, the neck warmer is just so soft !
Messy Bun hat......
Have you seen these bun hats. My daughter sent me an image & asked me to make a few of these !
So far the one's i have looked at online are all Crochet but these would be so easy to knit too.
Check back for an update to this blog entry for my January 2017 giveaway !
Happy New Year to you all♥