Belated Birthday Blogging.

Since I got a picture of the hand cards up,  I figured I would also share my other woolly birthday present with y’all.   This was from my mum.

Birthday Wool.

1060 yards of worsted weight cream wool,  from Scotland.  This is an old wool,  and I have no idea how my mum got ahold of it — according to the receipt she sent along, in the late September of 1990  someone in Kilmahog, Perthshire  spent 14 pounds sterling and 95 pence for 5 units of wool, which is now wound into 4 large skeins.  There was also a partial cone of wool,  which I wound into a smaller skein.    Since the original purchase was made from Trossach Woollens,  which is a weaving mill,  I suspect the original yarn may have been weaving wool, purchased on cones.   It is certainly a denser and more tightly spun wool then the worsted weights I am used,   which would be expected of a weaving wool.

These days  Trossachs Woolens is knows as Trossachs Woollen Mill – they look like a neat destination for the travelling yarnie.

I also got non-woolly birthday presents – a wall board saw, and sheet of wallboard to go along with it.   There’s a rather venerable hole in a wall that I’ve got my sights on now.   *insert evil grin here*