What you see here are two kits from Yarnissima. Fratello and Spina Di Pesce. Getting these kits is wonderful. They are wrapped lovingly, with so many little things added, like the big sea shell, which comes with the Spina Di Pesce yarn.
Of course there's the yarn, Wollmeise, itself. I have three kits now, and I think they've become somewhat of collectors items to me. The pattern presentation is very professional; Fratello is like a booklet just for this one sock pattern. Amazing!
Last week there was a night, where I was a little bored, I think I even mentioned it here. You can only knit so much, and all the other things you've done, and what are you going to do? Surf the net, and shop. Ahem.
While looking to find new sources for my fiber addiction, I stumbled upon a name I knew. It's "Rose Haven Farm" owned by Linda Swaine. As I just read up on her homepage, she no longer operates her sheep farm, but has a yarn store in Piction. How do I know her? My daughter worked for her, several years ago, as a work experience program in school. Three weeks during lambing season, that put her off all things sheepy, except knitting finished yarn. ;o)
I e-mailed Linda to say Hallo, and finally ordered some 5lbs of selected fibers: South African Fine, Karaoke nature, Shetland grey, 50/50 kid mohair/Border Leicester, and Corriedale, all for me to spin and dye, or dye and spin, whatever I may fancy. Linda was out of most of her fibers, I would have loved to try some of her (now sold) sheep, but until she's stocked up again, I've plenty to keep myself busy.
Off to my spinning wheel now. I'm working on a project, which involves 1kg (~ 35oz) of Cotswold natural fiber. More about that when it's done.