Monday, August 20, 2012

A Bowl of Wool


A gift that has me drooling!

The big orange ball of organic wool is from Denmark, BC Garn Semilla flame. The larger skeins are from Finland, Riihivilla 100% Finnsheep wool, hand-dyed, from plants and mushrooms.  And, five little skeins of super fine wool from Estonia, equivalent to one strand of embroidery floss. The wool from Denmark and Finland will be used for rug hooking and I'm thinking the Estonia wool may work as a thread for stitchery.


And, as I rolled out of bed this morning, the delivery truck arrived with my order of 39 skeins of Briggs & Little wool yarn.  I focused on Heritage and Regal, but next time I would like to order some Atlantic, for added texture to the rugs.  My yarn swift  is ready to turn skeins into balls!

Until next time.....happy quilting or hooking!

Karen

13 comments:

Maria said...

They look almost good enough to eat.....

Lin said...

Gorgeous colours - I'm starting to feel that it's time for another knitting project!

Kelli said...

Gorgeous wool.. looks like a big bowl of happy! :o)
xo

Sue said...

Gorgeous wool! Oh how I love wool. I'm taking knitting classes (via online) and I've ordered some books about dyeing wool from plant materials!

This past weekend I went to the Michigan Fiber FEstival and had a most wonderful time looking at all the wool. My hubby and I are seriously thinking about raising alpacas for their fiber! I'm in love :)

Linda said...

Oh what gorgeous fall colours.
They could stay just like that thru fall.

Tabitha said...

Ooooo it has me drooling too!!!!

Radka said...

Beautiful selection!

Becky G said...

Hope you look into Ravelry. It is a free on line group with qazillions of free patterns, tons of hep & fun groups. If you join up, come check out The Single Handed Knits group... Inspiration & fun.

Becky G said...

Oh my, those wools look fabulous... A still life! Great luck with your rug hooking. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your wool is gorgeous, such beautiful colors!

Judy said...

What lovely colors!! They will be great to work with. And more to come :-)

Paula said...

Oh my - oh my, what a beautiful bowl full of colours and gorgeous wool. Looks so soft, I can just imagine how it feels to touch. Have you started yet your Rug Hooking?

margrethe.jaastad@live.no said...

Hei
Nå er den ene løperen helt ferdig fra give awaystoffene fra deg.Ha en fin helg,og god arbeidsuke!
Beste hilsen Quiltegleder Margrethe Jåstad,Hardanger