A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being the first person to buy something from a brand new etsy shop: Rustic Roots Farm out of Michigan. I purchased a pound of her dark brown Shetland roving. So far, I have spun two skeins like the one pictured. The yarn is a cushy worsted weight 3-ply, and the wool is really quality stuff. It’s soft, lofty, strong, and retains just the slightest hint of lanolin scent. I am having a blast spinning it up.
It was hard not to be completely charmed by Jill’s store. It is set up very tastefully with simple and beautiful photographs of the product and the farm. They are so beautiful in fact, I think they speak for themselves. She graciously allowed me to post a few of them on my blog.
See what I mean? Don’t you just want to wrap yourself up in that wool? That warm sunlight is almost enough to make you forget it’s really winter outside. (Pretty obvious in my photo)
Go say hi to Jill from Rustic Roots Farm. Tell her I sent you, and have fun playing with Shetland.