Weekend is the Columbus Holiday weekend where I go wool shopping with my friend (and fellow blogger) Natalie. Natalie and I have different taste in wool. Or rather different taste in wool colors.
I’ve always leaned toward natural color wools, grays, off whites, and blacks. Natalie took up knitting simply because she fell in love with the vibrant purples, blues and yellows no sheep ever naturally was.
Over the years, she’s pushed me away from my boring wool choices, and I’ve ventured into blues and greens. Sometimes a purple will find a home in my knitting basket.
The problem is that at your local chain craft store, you can’t buy wool like the local wool we find. So to support the local sheep and alpaca (to say nothing of rabbit!) farmers, we both stock up on lots of hand dyed wool. Very bright hand dyed wool.
- Wool Weekend New Hampshire (twodifferentgirls.com)
- Rhinebeck!! Sheep and Wool Festival 2012 (journal-to-a-muse.blogspot.com)
- How Is Wool Made Machine-Washable? (sweatyknitter.com)