May 30, 2009


I don't remember how it started, but I've been preoccupied lately with natural coloured wool in general and Shetland wool in particular. The stuff above represents two separate projects, both in Shetland. The first (middle 3 photos) is wool I'm spinning, obviously, and I have 2 lbs which I'm hoping will get me a DK weight 2-ply manly and plain sort of pullover. This, perhaps (sorry - there's only a Ravelry link). This wool is probably the loveliest stuff I have spun thus far.

The bottom is the first of two, obviously, mittens I am enjoying the making of IMMENSELY. The pattern is here. I'm using Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift yarn, which I have craved for some time and it's absolutely wonderful. In my future pursuit of all things fair isle it will figure prominently.