Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My Shetland Yarns (So Far)

Here are thumbnails to give an idea of the Shetland yarns I have so far:

Thumbnail photos of all the Shetland yarns I've spun so far.In real life the sizes (WPI) of the yarns are pretty close; the size discrepancies you see here are due to my scanner and camera.

All of these were spun from the Shetland fleece samples from Cathy, the enabler, who is generously offering to nurture my Shetland addiction with more samples if needed. However, I also have three Shetland rovings.....

3 British Shetland rovings..... all of which are different colors than the yarns. These are rather generically labeled grey, black, and moorit. I have about eight ounces each of the grey and black, and about four ounces of the moorit. So including all the previously spun samples, I can have enough yarn for just about anything I want to make.

However, first things first. After I spin some of the rovings I may succumb to the temptation to knit a swatch or two, but I still have those socks to finish and also my Rare Breed Sweater. So you know what I'll be thinking about while I finish those two projects!

10 comments:

  1. Since Shetlands are considered Rare Breed, I think it be punny to make another sweater with these guys~

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  2. That thumbnail photo would make a great jigsaw puzzle!

    The yarn is yummy!

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  3. 11 of them! Do you have enough for a Fair Isle Vest?

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  4. I vote for the Fair Isle anything you come up with, I'd love to see it. The yarns look wonderful and soft, too bad I'm allergic :o(. But I can enjoy looking!!

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  5. Ohhh, desktop wallpaper of the yarn sounds like a plan ;-)

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  6. I agree with Cathy and Valerie. Either a jigsaw puzzle, destktop wallpaper or poster would be an amazing thing to do with the picture of your yarn.

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  7. That collage of thumbnails is beautiful!

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  8. I like that collage too! I love the colors together.

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  9. Great collage!

    Amazing variations within a single breed--thanks for posting and photographing your experiences!

    (oh and yes to the fair isle idea!)

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  10. Hi - check out my blog for info on our NW Shetland Sheep Owner's Benefit Auction for the Black Sheep Creamery people. :-) T.

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