Look what arrived in the post this week, a beautiful gift from Kerrie of Busy Gnomes, from her very own sheep! I tend to get quite excited about wool these days, and this, well it's just beautiful. So soft, and I love the natural colours. I kind of just want to set it out on my table as a little centrepiece so I can just admire it for a while. Thankyou so much Kerrie for your sweet kindness.
When I look at this wool it reminds me of my maternal grandmother, who passed away too young. She had her own coloured sheep and she spun wool, and dyed it, and felted it, and knitted it and had big wooden looms that turned it into rugs and blankets. And now that I'm getting right into knitting and appreciating wool, I so so wish she was still here, so I could sit and talk to her about wool, and look at her beautiful wool, and show her what I'm making, and ask her for advice and knit things from her handspun wool, and even learn how to use the spinning wheel myself! or even those big scary wooden looms! That would be just fabulous.But anyway, I shall be thinking of her as I sit and knit this. And now I'm dreaming of what I shall turn it into. Any suggestions? There is 100 grams of each colour. I'm thinking perhaps I could combine the two for a striped vest for Liam?