Of the many things I love about yarn, the colours, textures, content....I think the thing I love most is the history of it! I love knowing where it is from, what animals "grew" it, where it was gathered and spun, plied and and dyed, and finally how it came from distant shores to arrive at my little shop!! So, while I may never travel to Peru or Turkey, or get to see the Shetland Isles, I can hold their yarns in my hands and create something amazing!
Such is this yarn...Jamieson Shetland...entering its fifth generation, the Jamieson family has struggled and persevered since the early 1890's to bring us a 100% Pure Scottish wool. With a carbon footprint of just eighty miles, this yarn is sheared, spun,dyed and shipped from the remote, rugged islands off the coast of Scotland. So, pack your bags ( o.k., maybe just your purse, lol!) and come in to see and feel this fabulous yarn, the colours are deep, and the patterns available are simply gorgeous!
We have been doing a Knit-Along with this yarn for a great little Tea Cozy....
Here is one in progress
by Kate Davies. Next week we will be finished this project and anyone who wants to join us to work with this yarn, doing any of Kate Davies patterns, or any pattern for that matter which uses this yarn, is welcome to do so.
I will doing either this great hat or these mittens or maybe doing both, LOL!! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peerie-flooershttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peerie-flooers-mittens
I know another lady is doing these great fingerless mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tortoise-and-hare-gauntlets
Please note these are Stranded knitting, and this is not a class on learning how, but a Knit-Along where we all help each other out with any problems. If you missed out on doing the tea cozy and now want to do it, you can certainly join us for this. This is a sort of loose kind of Knit-Along, as for this time only I am offering to let everyone work on any projects using Jamieson Sheltand Spindrift yarns, of which there are many!
In the fall we will be doing Kate Davies wonderful Blanket and hat to match but that is for another e-mail!!
This knit along will start Thursday May 29th 1 till 3 pm. There is no charge to join but I do ask you buy your yarn from me.
One other note, this Saturday May 24th is the Annual Duck Race in Coldwater, this is great fun for the whole family!! Most stores will also be having sidewalk sales, and I certainly will have lots of yarns at 20% to 40% off. So come on out and join in the fun!!
More information about the Duck Race can be found here http://coldwaterlions.com/events/coldwater-duck-race/