Update from the Farm! Basic Course 3, Farm Wool + Voting update, Book Share + A farm sharing!
I have a bit of a lengthy update as we end this first week of November with much to share,
I hope it will be of some interest to you. :)
Thank you for your enthusiasm for my farm wool launch and for your support of my work here on the farm. It means so much to me.
I wanted to share the specs for the wool in anticipation of the launch, for those of you that have inquired. I hope to have it launched tomorrow, but I might wait until my special celebration on Sunday. We shall see! :)
I always feel like waiting, because in my heart, I was born to be a shepherd and my farm wool is the best evidence of that truth!
This is my Yellow Year, small batch of farm wool, which I designed using the
Old Selbu milling approach at the Selbu Spinneri.
My little flock of Grå Trøndersau is a rare, protected, heritage breed of sheep which originated from my region of Norway - Trøndelag. We raise our flock, free range, here on the mountain and along the forest path - year round. It is a 2 ply, hand reared and sheared, virgin wool.
It is warm, soft, elastic. It has a beautiful luster and slight halo.
(You can see some photos of the milled wool on my previous farm post update.)
100% historic, heritage Norwegian Wool
100 gram nøste (or balls of wool) = 315 meters
Gauge 26 = 10 cm on 3.0 mm
Needle size range: 2.0 mm to 2.5 mm
I am offering my own blend of dark gray + the light gray from my mentor group of co-op shepherds.
Both share the same details above, except that the co-op wool comes in 50 gram nøste.
Together they represent the first wool and traditional colours from the original Selbuvotter of 1857. That historic wool was also raised in this very landscape, which I now call home.
As you will see, the gauge this year is quite similar to the traditional Finull from the Rauma mill, which makes it versatile and perfect for pairing with finullgarn, if you so choose.
Basic Kofte Course 3+
Within the upcoming Kofte Course 3+, we will leave the historic, pattern restorations of the Kofteboken and apply traditional N