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Publishing delays...Too much work !

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…
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Winner of the March/April giveaway 2017

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 that scarf pattern....yarn, pattern & shawl pin Giveaway for March/April 2017

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…

Messy Bun hat pattern-Giveaway for January/february 2017

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…

December blog winner & Messy Bun Hat giveaway for January 2017 !

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♥

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…