I bought a large quantity of undyed grey wool recently from a lovely couple on the Applecross peninsula on the West coast of Scotland. I just love yarn like this- the sheep are reared and (hand!) shorn by the couple and the fleeces spun into the nicest, springiest natural yarn you could imagine. It’s a from a special corner of Scotland (highly recommended for its award-winning seafood pub alone, never mind stunning landscapes, art and crafts, jaw-dropping beauty) and so begs for something special to be done with it. In my dreams, Jared Flood’s Grettir jumper would be ideal- an Icelandic-inspired design with a beautiful colourwork yoke. I need this jumper in my life- although I’d leave off the roll neck, as shown in the men’s sample. I think a bit more colourwork practise might be in order first though!