Great Scot!

You will not believe what I am about to tell you.

Here’s the headline: “Scottish Sheep Survive on Seaweed!”

It’s true! This beautiful hand dyed yarn was a gift from my friend Heather.  She brought it back from travels abroad to Scotland – specifically North Ronaldsay.

Seaweed is the star of the menu for these sheep.  They were marooned on this Orkney Isle and sensibly acquired a taste for the sea-veg in true Darwinian style.
Although the sheep remain primarily wild and free, they are sheered and provide fleece and spun wool that resembles but is not quite exactly like Blue Face Leicester.  It does not smell like the sea, nor can you hear the tides if you hold it to your ear.  A whiff of lanolin is in evidence but that is always nice.

Look at those colours! …but what to do with it?  It is quite a wooly feeling wool, so maybe it should be combined with something else for comfort sake.  Thoughts?

On June 25th we are offering a Knitter’s Crash Course FREE with purchase of materials.  Tell yer friends!  Call to register 416 533 5648.

Craftily yours


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