Good morning to you. Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes! Not only do you make every day special but birthday too. :)
What a lovely morning to relax with delicious tea and a new to me yarn. I was contacted by the generous people at baa ram ewe asking if I would like to try their new yarn, Dovestone. While baa ram ewe is not a new company it was a new to me yarn to work with. Having seen all the beautiful projects created with this yarn on Ravelry and blogland, my response was an excited, "Yes please!".
Have you heard about baa ram ewe? In case you haven't here is a bit about them from their website:
"Our masterplan is to make Yorkshire famous for wool production across the world once more, reconnecting it to its woolly heritage. We've put ourselves at the centre of this renaissance commanding worldwide appeal for our luxurious and authentic wools, all spun and made in Yorkshire."
After working with their gorgeous yarn, I have to say their master plan has been achieved.
I tried my best to take a photo that would capture the beautiful of this yarn. A picture where you could almost see how amazing it is to work with Dovestone aran. The difficult part is trying to capture the feel of this perfectly Yorkshire spun yarn. You may just have to trust me.
Details of the yarn:
"We’ve taken the same wonderful blend of sumptuous Bluefaced Leicester with two Yorkshire sheep breeds, the Wensleydale and the Masham, and create a palette of five natural undyed shades in a cosy aran weight yarn."
50% Bluefaced Leicester
25% Wensleydale Longwool
You may be thinking, okay so it looks incredible to knit with but how is it to knit with. My friends it is gorgeous with a capital G. There is a wonderful bounce and elasticity about it. While my first thought was to knit something with cables because I know in the back of my mind that this yarn is going to bloom like no bodies business, but I couldn't get this pattern out of my head when visualized the finished project.
Obviously I haven't finished the hat, so I cannot remark on the bloom or how the yarn reacts to a lovely soak. This not finishing had much to do with a very busy birthday month. I promise I will follow up this post with the end results very soon.
A very big thank you to baa ram ewe for allowing me to play with this yummy yarn. I love being able to try new yarn blends and share them with all of you.
I will leave you with the secret password from the sheep and wish you the best day today!