Thick Plum Wool Knitted Winter Scarf

In this cold winter, knitting a couple new items just seems like a great idea, I have not picked up the needles in far to long.. it seems like so many things I love to do got pushed to the side in the past while

Its lovely that I am getting back to many of them again.. knitting is a very soothing, relaxing thing to me.

I can not get a good photo under fake lights of this amazing color.. the color above in the knitted rolled scarf flower is the true color in natural lighting πŸ™‚

I stopped into the Canadian Wool Growers on a trip I made and picked out this great hand dyed wool made from local Canadian sheep’s wool.. Its so thick and o so soft and being fully real wool, its so warm as well!

I will need to head back that way as I need to pick up some Sheep Vaccines/Tags and a few other things in the near future. I expect I will be popping over into the wool section again.

Do you knit? Are you working on a project right now? I am not sure what my next project will be.. we will see..

 

 

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9 Responses to Thick Plum Wool Knitted Winter Scarf

  1. valbjerke says:

    My zen is needlepoint. I can β€˜sort of’ basic knit and reasonably crochet – but tend to bore easily with those. πŸ™‚

    • I can understand that, I don’t knit fancy but I do love to do so.. I took a class and I can do patterns and such but I find them stressful, so when I knit to be relaxing, I stay with the my regular kind I have done needlepoint a few times..

  2. Nicola Simmons says:

    I knit and crochet ridiculous amounts. My issues with it become the cost of yarn and then what to do with finished items without turning my home and all my friends into piles of woolly-ness. I have recently decided to strive to only use natural fibres, after finally making the connection that acrylic is plastic and will, therefore, be here for hundreds of years. It’s working well though. I met a lady at a spinning class who has Llamas and Alpacas, and I now have a new side gig knitting her fibre which is a huge win/win. It’s not big money but it satisfies my want to constantly be knitting and it’s a bit of money towards my own purchases and/or I can work for fibre. She loves it as she now has single Island, single animal, trace able fibre garments. The fibre never leaves our tiny island from animal to garment. :-). After the spinning classes, I am now the proud owner of a spinning wheel. It was a steal of a deal on facebook marketplace. I am really excited to embark on this new adventure! If I can learn to spin well enough, I could spin for the Llama lady as well. (Just a little bit excited!)

    • Hi Nicola, that’s awesome news and what a great “value added sale” in terms of all island done.. lovely. I figured that out a while ago, I have some that still is because I can’t make myself throw out yarn but I also pay though the nose for the real wool.. As hubby said, you could have bought 10 to 15 scarfs from the church basement for the cost of my yarn and never mind my time lol.. but its the joy of putting on something made by my hand and knowing that I supported local Canadian wool producers πŸ™‚

    • That sounds so perfect! Alpaca wool is super warm.

  3. The purple wool in your picture looks super cozy and warm. I don’t know how to knit (yet) but I do crochet. I’m currently working on using up my stash of thrifted or reclaimed yarns. I’ve been trying to limit my screen time after dinner and I find hand sewing or crocheting keeps me busy and away from my computer.

    • Its a hand dyed wool and I swear it changes color based on where you look at it.. but just called to me in the yard section. It is so thick but in this cold, I needed something with heft to it.. That’s a good idea on the screen time.. I have to admit that I allow myself if I want one movie per night after I am done everything and relaxing before bed. or I read.. its a switch up depending on mood really.

      • I need to read more – more old school print rather than on a screen. I really do think something about the lighting on a screen affects the quality of my sleep even after I installed an app that changes the light from blueish to reddish (or the other way around?). Note to self: pick up a big package of self-discipline when I’m in town πŸ™‚

      • LOL, I hear you on that one.. I find the computer screen to be very different from watching a movie on a screen much further away. It think it does effect us differently.

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