|- and suffer the consequences later! I wrote about this on my Knitten blog the other day, the beautiful Shetland wool kits from the Shetland Heritage Shop http://mrsl-knitten.blogspot.co.uk/|
The kit arrived this afternoon - speedy delivery - was only sent off from Shetland yesterday, yet managed to arrive in perfect condition just before 2pm this afternoon. Can't beat that at all.
This is it:
Inside the box:
Nice clear pattern, with good large graphs for the Fair Isle itself:
The colours of the wool are exceptional and very beautiful - madder, indigo. auld gold and fluggy white - who could resist knitting anything at all with a wool that goes by the name of fluggy white?
So for your money you get a beautifully presented kit comprising of this very special wool, a set of top quality needles, instructions and pattern and a very pretty calico bag to keep your project in. Not only are you buying a knitting kit though; you are buying a little piece of history encapsulating a huge amount of knowledge and skill gleaned from over many years, helping to keep a vitally important Scottish craft alive, and supporting a rural business in these hard times. All for £30.95 including the PandP. When you factor it all in, I personally think that's a real bargain.
However, temptation is strong, and I am well known for my woolly weaknesses in the traditional Scottish knitting department. The other three kits in the series should be arriving at the beginning of next week. I hope I can do them justice.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Sometimes you just have to go for it.............
Posted by MrsL at 15:16