Monday, December 7, 2009


I've been working on my qiviut hat whenever I'm not doing this year's holiday sewing, and if it weren't for said sewing it would be finished now.

I just can't put it down.

It's like knitting clouds previously located in heaven.

Even with the halo it develops as you work with it, you can still see the underlying stitches.

Best of all: it looks like I can make the whole thing in less than 1 22g cake, leaving me a second skein to use for myself.

This is lucky since Cottage Craft Angora, from whom I bought the two skeins (plus some qiviut/merino blend) is currently sold out of it.

Worst of all: the price of qiviut is much, much higher than when I bought mine. $90 for 28 grams in one place! So it may be some time before I can get more... and, um,


Meanwhile, you can still read lots of qiviuty news at Cottage Craft Angora's Qiviut Blog!

Like, the fact that somebody actually commissioned (and got) a king sized qiviut bed cover. Can you imagine? I hope its new owners don't have a cat, because mine would have had that thing in shreds on the first day.


Karen said...

Mary, I wonder whether qiviut prices vary by season? Because I think musk oxen shed in spring, so it might be worth waiting until then before you order more. I don't know this for sure, but it might be worth looking into. Just as a hypothetical exercise, of course.

Mary Keenan said...

Oh yeah, I will definitely wait to order more. But I was also thinking it's worth sinking some savings into the stuff when the price is right... people invest in gold after all ;^)

qiviut-queen said...

Hello Mary,
Thank you for the Links ! Here at cottage craft angora we now always have the qiviut yarn and blends in stock and have long secured a steady supply of raw qiviut......Thanks !