My dear friend Joan was in Scotland visiting friends this year, and went to the Orkney Islands, which are right at the northern most tip of Scotland.
Scotland is well-known for its wool and sheep. The one of the Orkneys that Joan visited, had it’s own sort of wool. North Ronaldsday Wool. She brought back a skein of their Aran weight yarn for me to play with. I am quite grateful that she did!
It’s beautiful yarn, I must say. Lovey and sheepy. And I have a pattern picked out for it on Ravelry called bramble leaf. It seems perfect.
And, if you are interested in seeing this yarn in my Ravelry stash, take a look here.