December 30, 2010

Jamieson and Smith Arrives in France

Oh, I know - there are retailers back home in North America who sell Jamieson and Smith yarn. But none are close to Nova Scotia and it was a treat to order the 2 ply jumper weight yarn from the main Shetland Island and have it delivered to the door here in France. Knowing how bad the weather has been in Britain over the holidays, I wouldn't have been surprised if this yarn, shorn from Shetland sheep off the north coast of Scotland, didn't arrive before we are due to leave. But the mailman rang the doorbell this morning and cheerfully handed over the package. Since we are abysmal at languages, neither side in the exchange on the doorstep really knew what the other one was saying but there was much good will between parties!
I am planning to use the yarn to make mittens with Wenche Roald's lovely Winterland/Vinterland pattern.

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