A Rare Trunk Show!

We were so excited in February when our first shipment of Rosy Green Wool arrived!  You can read about it here.  Now we're just as enthusiastic about the trunk show containing samples knit with their yarns arriving this week!Trunk shows are a treat and a valuable opportunity to see and feel a company's yarns knit into several garments for us to examine and try on.rosy-green-wool-manx-merino-fineWe will have this special selection of one sweater and five shawls on display for just over a week.  Plan a trip to the shop to indulge in this lovely yarn made with the softest Merino wool and rare endangered Hebridean and Manx Loaghtan sheep.Both heb merino fine and manx merino fine are fingering weight yarns with subtle light and dark flecks in 7 colors. They are close-to-skin-soft due to the 80% merino content and are marvelous for shawls, accessories, fair isle knitting, and sumptuous tops.rosy-green-wool-heb-merino-fine-rtpWe consider ourselves fortunate indeed to be able to get these yarns; they are so rare and precious that each skein is numbered individually.  They are vintage yarns, a bit different from year to year.  Also, a portion of their purchase goes to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust in Great Britain.Cheeky merino joy is a 100% merino sport weight yarn that is, unlike the others, machine washable and perfect for children's wear.rosy-green-wool-cheeky-merino-joy-rtpRosy and Patrick's passion and dedication to helping endangered and rare sheep breeds sets them apart and makes their yarn unique.  Their yarns are certified organic, from sheep to dyed yarn, by one of the strictest international methods, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards).  Their commitment to the well-being of the sheep they love drives every decision they make.We urge you to come in without delay and think of the sheep who grew the fleece that became the yarn you are admiring.