Look what I came across! My mother and I (and Elina) went to a local craft-store today, where some women from Mehamn and surronding areas are selling their crafts. We admired knitwear in all shapes, quilts, jewelry (to die for!) and at the end, in the corner, I came across this beautiful yarn!
It's a 2-ply, 75% mohair and 25% merino. There's about 350 meters per 100 grams. I got two, and someday they'll be turned into a gorgeous shawl. It's really shiny, I had no idea mohair looks like this.. I guess mohair to me means 80's and the huge, brushed, fluffy sweaters in tacky colors like peach and hot pink. It's about time to stop being so prejudiced!
I've actually read about the yarn once before, when my mother gave me the link to their site.
I thought about asking them for some mohair to spin, but forgot all about it. I have to say I regret not doing it, the yarn is amazing! The mohair goat herd is grazing in arctic nature, actually there is no other flock of mohair goats living further north than this stock.
Nervei is a small place with only 30 inhabitants. In Norwegian vei means road, and funny enough, there is no road to Nervei! Commuting is done by boat, but I guess they have snowmobiles to get around in the winter as well.
I would love to go there sometime, but it's not that easy to get there.. or is it?