|Tundra..... life in the Arctic circle.|
Been quite a while since my last post. Late 2016 i decided to concentrate all my spare time into my Shetland sheep project/hobby. The flock has grown (today i have 148 heads) & they are producing some of the best quality Shetland wool yarn in the World!! Soft n supple & just gorgeous, a pure Joy to knit with.The hobby turned into a full time job for me, most of 2017 has been very hectic. As soon as we are done processing kilo's of pure qiviut yarn we have to load the machines with batches of Shetland fleece to get all the orders out ! I'm hoping that things are about to settle down very soon, my lambs are sold & most are leaving within the month, so i will have more time to blog about my fibery passions of Qiviut yarns & Shetland wool.
And introducing my newest yarn....Inspired by the Out♥lander series 150 gram skeins with about 750 yards. Blend is 90% Shetland 10% Qiviut. $35.00 Canadian per skein.
Colours from left to right: Lallybroch, Shades of muted green & light grey with a deep shade of moss.
Dragonfly in Amber, Buttercup, orange & deepest brown,
Over the sea to Sky- shades of blue & sea grass,
& standing stones- shades of grey with natural hints of the base colour of the yarn.We made a small batch for the twist fibre festival & they all sold within an hours or so.
I can't wait to knit something with this yarn. Was thinking about a hat & fingerless mittens in the Lallybroch colourway. With some parts of the design knit in pure qiviut yarn. If I'm using Lallybroch i thought i would add some 100% Qiviut in Moss colour to the ribbed cuff of the hat & the mittens.
So i have the hat design worked out on paper all i have to do now is wait for the fresh batch of Out♥lander yarns coming off the machines in a few days. I will cast on the moment they are dry. I'm hoping to get pictures on here within a few days !
And here they are....