I've got nothing on my needles at the moment but...........Do you ever wonder what kind of sheep grows a particular type of wool for yarn?
I have seen blue faced leicester yarn on websites and wondered....then at the Limavady Stock show here are those very words...... blue faced leicester! There were also blackfaced and border leicester the top photo are border leicester. And then there were these yellow and orange sheep. I never did get a satisfactory answer as to why they were dyed except maybe as an eye catcher for the judges.
These sheep were not dyed for eye appeal I thought these sheep were the best and notice the fancy head gear. Polka dot sheep called Jacob sheep. Polka dot fleece, polka dot yarn, polka dot sweaters and polka dot socks. Where do I find yarn like that??
sheep grazing in Ireland
Sheep grazing in Scotland can you find them?
A little tiny yarn and knit shop in Derry, Northern Ireland, beautiful yarns and hand knit sweaters by the owner all were one of a kind and no patterns available. There were lots of cute little shops in the square including a quilt shop but that had sadly closed. My cousin and I made a quick trip to Buncranna to another quilt shop she frequents but it closed just before we got there. So I didn't see the inside of a quilt shop in Ireland or Scotland. I thought I would see more yarn shops but didn't. I did go in a couple craft shops but they had mostly synthetic yarn where I found this pattern book. I wonder if I will every be skilled enough for an Aran sweater.
So I bought a sweater and wore it. It felt very cozy on those cold rainy days in Scotland and there were a lot of rainy days.
My one yarn purchase in Scotland. It is 100% wool. It might be a scarf, it might be gloves, it might be socks. I might have something on some needles next week in the meantime linking to Judy's OTN. --Ann--