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Hello, my name is Kalea. Welcome to my shop.

I live in Canada, and I’m working on a master’s degree at a university in Sweden (yes, it’s a little complicated). I have no control over my knitting obsession, so I’m trying to write my thesis on knitting, in an eco-feminist kind of way.

I really love the north. I lived in Scotland for three years, and have traveled a lot in Scandinavia. In fact, I flee to Iceland every year to escape the heat of summer. In all my traveling, I’ve been inspired by the traditional designs of Northern Europe, and have completely fallen in love with the wool that northern sheep produce. The harsh winters they have to endure mean that their wool is warmer and fluffier, and full of struggle.

Lucky for me (and for you), there is a small woolen mill a mere 244 kilometers from…

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  • Joined August 9, 2011

About

Hello, my name is Kalea. Welcome to my shop.

I live in Canada, and I’m working on a master’s degree at a university in Sweden (yes, it’s a little complicated). I have no control over my knitting obsession, so I’m trying to write my thesis on knitting, in an eco-feminist kind of way.

I really love the north. I lived in Scotland for three years, and have traveled a lot in Scandinavia. In fact, I flee to Iceland every year to escape the heat of summer. In all my traveling, I’ve been inspired by the traditional designs of Northern Europe, and have completely fallen in love with the wool that northern sheep produce. The harsh winters they have to endure mean that their wool is warmer and fluffier, and full of struggle.

Lucky for me (and for you), there is a small woolen mill a mere 244 kilometers from my house that produces beautiful yarn, from local wool, on Industrial Revolution era spinning machines. It’s the only mill in Canada that still uses a spinning mule for yarn processing, and one of the few mills in North America that produces Icelandic style lopi yarn, so you can be sure that my products are unique! Someday soon I hope to go out to meet the people who spin my yarn, and maybe even the sheep who produce the wool.

I believe that knowing where your stuff comes from is really important, so please don’t hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions.

Thanks for shopping!

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