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!