Last week we went to Indianapolis for TNNA's Summer Trade Show - it was a quick (and fabulous) 48 hour trip! I have a ton to share, but I'm in the mood to spill some beans today, so...
Mike and I met some amazing people, saw their amazing products, and ordered some amazing goodies for you! We'll share details as they arrive, but there's one that cannot be kept under wraps... Titus by Baa Ram Ewe! Maybe you've heard of this lovely yarn (Clara Parkes and Kate Davies have created quite a buzz), or maybe you haven't...
Either way, we hope you'll fall in love... just like we did.
350 yards (320 metres) per 100g hank 50% Wensleydale | 20% Bluefaced Leicester | 30% UK Alpaca | 100% British
We've retained the delicious blend of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester wool, combined with a touch of magical UK Alpaca in homage to philanthropist and Yorkshire mill owner Sir Titus Salt. This luxurious yet authentic combination is also reflected in the new shade range: deep, rich colours that evoke images and memories of a land which has such strong historic connections to wool and wool manufacturing.
For us, this is a dream come true: a luxurious local yarn with homely colours that supports our local industries. It makes us very happy. We hope it makes you happy too.
We met Verity Britton of Baa Ram Ewe at TNNA and her passion for the yarn is contagious. As if she wasn't enough, she showed us a photo of this guy:
This beauty is a Wensleydale sheep and his locks make up 50% of Titus - don't you want to hug him?
Titus will be arriving at Firefly Fibers later this summer (July/August) and I did manage to come home with a skein for a shop sample. *squee* Once I get through this next round of classes and the awesomeness of launching CustomFit, I'll wind it up and share more!