Monday, November 4, 2013

It's Wovember!

Since today is my first post in November, it should rightly be a topic to which I have given more than enough thought (ahem), and that is knitting with wool, specifically Shetland wool.

Many die hard knitters have begun thinking of November as Wovember.  This link will take you to a more in depth look at the appreciation of all things wool.  There is a Ravelry group you can check out that has many responses to what knitters are making to join in with the Wovember theme.  Many interesting projects there.

From this site sponsored by Kate Davie, Felicity Ford and Tom van Deijnen:
Wovember is about showing our collective appreciation of wool by wearing as much of this fabulous fibre as possible, and by celebrating its unique qualities in stories and pictures throughout the month of November. Through our enthusiasm and creativity we can raise awareness of what makes wool different, and jointly create a force for wool appreciation strong enough to effect changes in how garments and textiles are described and marketed.

Joining in with Wovember, my scant offering will be the knitting of the Shetland Heritage Hat (pattern by Leslie Smith Designs).   I substituted the colors of the Shetland 2 play yarns, using a palette of muted shades of lilac, blues and greens with a splash of dark purple.

This is well worth a listen,  Click on the arrow for a BBC short radio feature by Felicity Ford in conversation with Richard Martin, proprietor of Cotswold Woollen Weavers.

Lastly, this is one of our dogs wearing TWO of the Kate Davies designed coats (A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing) since it was chilly out.  And there are other photos from my rocking chair out back just because it was such a lovely evening.



  1. Hi Nancy! I'll come back to read this wonderful post in more depth. I love it! I'm so happy that you are my angel/fairy swap partner! Yahoo!

  2. A warm fire, beautiful golden leaves... perfect! Can't wait to see your hat, beautiful colors:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Wovember? I LOVE IT!! Not a problem to promote over here, that's for sure. I love Shetland. I have probably a pound of it left to spin. It's destined to be a sweater!

  4. I love that sheep color work! What a great way to promote wool this month.

  5. So refreshing, the fall atmosphere, complete with outdoor fireplace...can't wait to fire mine up. We've have a bit too much wind and my husband worries about catching the neighbors properties on fire, lol!

    Your sweet little pup is the perfect model. Have a great fall week Nancy! ♥

  6. What a lovely way to cheer up this month! I love your dog clad in not just one but two of your wonderful knitted "wolf in sheep's clothing" coats! E x

  7. As a spinner, I have to say Yay, Wool!!

    I love the photos.

  8. Dearest Nancy, I've only just noticed that you've become one of my 'followers' but I know not from whence so all I can do is reciprocate and say I'm glad I'm here now. Anyone who knits one of Kate Davies' designs for their wee pooch is alright with me!Love that Shetland Heritage Hat - can't wait to see yours.Is that Jamieson's 2-ply you're using?Have a good week, Nancy.


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