I recieved another package from Scotland today ! Kelly and I seem to be in the yarn shade-cards trading, for as soon as I sent her my home-made job of a Hebridean2ply shade card, she promptly and unsuspectingly reciprocated with a Jamieson & Smith Shetland Yarn shade kit. This kit has every available color of theirs : Shetland 2ply Jumper Weight, Shetland Aran, 2ply Lace weight, Shetland Heritage, and Shetland Combed top for spinning !!! I am beguiled by a yarn prism of Shetland woolliness… thank you Kelly !
Along with the very much appreciated shade card came a book from Kelly’s library, Luise Roberts’ “1000 Great Knitting Motifs” , from which I’m certain I will get plenty of use. Just take a look at the bounty spread before me of treats. We have not one, but two dvd postcards all about the Highlands of Scotland, and I am sampling as I write this , authentic Scottish Tablet… no joke ! Not just Tablet, but Scots fudge & Scots macaroon, all hand-made too. I think my favorite is the macaroon, with it’s lovely textured appeal. Last but certainly not least, a very lovely gift of a the Scottish Thistle letter seal & sealing wax. I am already thinking I may seal the plaid ribbon around my wee bags o’ shortbread with this. Its arrival is brilliant!
Kelly, I can’t thank you enough. You are an inspiration as a Highland Designer, and a dear and generous friend ~~ xx!