It's here!

Yahoo! After having resigned myself to having to wait another day for my knitting wools to arrive, I decided to have just one more check of the front porch. And, there, thanks to the Royal Post (God save the Queen!) was my parcel!

The wools are lovely. The photo doesn’t really show the graduation in shading of some of the colours (like the oatmeal colour). The wools are “harder” feeling than I had expected but I think I read somewhere that they soften when washed. A new MWK member (knitmaniac) just told me that these knitting wools give good definition to the design.

The price was very reasonable. For the wools, the shade card and the postage it came to GBP 36.30 which is NZ$98.91 (card NZ$13, postage NZ$20). The postage was less than for postage for the wool I was considering purchasing from Canada.

The shade card is really great. It has 1 ply Cobweb, 2 ply lace weight and 3 ply jumper weight. Included are pictures of patterns that can be purchased; these include both lace, shawls and jumpers.

I apologise that I can’t remember who first told me about the Jamieson & Smith website but thanks to you. Also, thanks Kerry for telling me about your positive experiences with them. The people at J&S are very nice on the phone and the service was quick; my problem was that I ordered just before the 4 day holiday.

For those who have the book “The Art of Fair Isle Knitting” by Ann Feitelson, I’m doing the ‘Scalloway Yoke’ jumper in the light colourway on page 152.

I just can’t spend any more time doing this posting – there’s some serious knitting to be done here!

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Kerry's picture

At last...your patience has paid off. The colours look great.

potterdc's picture

Yay! I certainly know that feeling of having one last look! We live on a pretty busy street so some times I've been checking the front door all day only to find that the thoughtful postman has left the package on the side porch...

Have fun with the yarn - I look forward to hearing how it knits up.


Think less, enjoy it more.

ronhuber's picture

I'm glad the Shetland has arrived. Lovely colours.

MMario's picture

Friday I arrived home from work to find 6 lbs of shetland wool (3 2-lb cones; cherry red, pearl white and birch grey) in 2/8. I figure on several shawls and scarves from each cone. whoo-hoo! Now to clear off some needles.

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kiwiknitter's picture

Let me know how you like working with this type of wool. This is my first time with this type of knitting wool and it's completely different for me but I am liking how it looks as I knit it. I imagine it will soften and fluff-up after washing.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

MMario's picture

If it is anything like the spindrift shetland I have used before, then it should. (With the spindrift I had bought it for a very special project - and though my LYS assured me it would be fine once washed I cringed a lot of the time I was knitting with it - some days it felt I was knitting a brillo pad!)

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Kerry's picture

I knitted some Shetland wool socks and they softened up after a couple of gentle washes.