Wool Season

Hello everybody, sorry it has been quite quiet on the blog this summer, we have been so busy which of course is a great problem to have. We are now in the heart of the Shetland Wool season and thanks to a pretty good summer so far the clipping has been happening in earnest so the woolstore is filling up as fast as they can empty it! Even with roadworks happening outside our door (we can still be reached from the bottom of North Road) we are averaging 2-3 tonnes through the doors everyday.

I took the chance on Saturday after the woolstore ones had gone home to take a few photos of the organised chaos, I find the Woolstore extremly photogenic and the sheer volume of wool in there never ceases to amaze me. We have shipped two loads so far and they are well into load 3 so you can see we are bursting (at the seams you can see above!)

These pictures sum up just a fraction of the wool we see from over 80% of Shetlands Crofters and Farmers in a year, but I hope you’ve enjoyed this peerie peek. One more thing thats happened this summer is Oliver has reach 50 years at J&S! I posted a few photos through the years on Instagram which you can see here but I took this one last week which just about sums it up…

Happy Knitting!

4 thoughts on “Wool Season

  1. yarnsandyarnsblog July 26, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Reblogged this on yarnsandyarnsblog and commented:
    I love Jamieson and Smith. We’ve lost our LYS connection but I hope to find another vendor soon.

  2. morrolesssocks July 26, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Oh my God! Yun black een! Wow!

  3. NancyMac July 27, 2017 / 12:04 am

    Congratulations to Oliver on 50 years…luv the photo of those twinkling eyes. WOW, I can almost smell all that wonderful wool from here!

  4. susan July 27, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    2-3 tonnes of wool every DAY?? That is mind boggling! But great and congratulations to Oliver!
    Whoop!!

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