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  • It looks lovely. And it feeds my dreams of the English (or Irish) countryside.

  • Yorkshire?-You forgot about Beatrix Potter, for whom without her foresight, much of the Yorkshire Dales would be subdivision and strip malls instead of the beautiful landscpae that it is.

    • Sorry to be pedantic -but I live here ! Well in Leeds just to the south of the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales.Beatrix Potter worked hard for conservation in the Lake District – the other side of the Pennines – West nearly top of England compared with East nearly top of England. Divided by the wars of the Roses etc And the Daughter of a Shepherd website has mysteriously crashed!

      • It was busy, selling out of yarn!

  • I knit, and have had goats for years, but not fiber goats. Since I only have one geriatric guy left, I’m going to get a couple of mohair goats this Spring. Just 2, not a whole flock. Yes, I thought it was high time I combined both of my passions.

  • That yarn looks dreamy and the color is so nice. I am hypnotized by it.

  • I have a thing for farm to fingers yarn and this looks gorgeous!

  • I have always loved that poem:

    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful:
    The Lord God made them all.

  • Emma! I also remember her from the Rowanette days and was just recently trying to find her blog. One of the first things I ever knit was a beaded scarf she blogged about. It is great to see Oliver all grown up and doing well. 🙂

  • What a nice story. What lovely yarn! I have to admit that my own mental Yorkshire associations are Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, the Brontes, and now, of course, Downton Abbey. But to each her own rich inner life!

    • I was pretty sure Downton Abbey was in Yorkshire, but not sure enough to post it here as fact. Thanks!

      • Yes, Downton Abbey was set in Yorkshire, but not filmed there. Highclere Castle is in Berkshire.

  • I registered duct away, ty.
    Btw…what happened to the Sweden blog post? It has disappeared here.

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  • ‘Fresh air and shoe polish’ is a really excellent description of the smell of a really lanolin-y yarn.