I have a whole list of people I want to thank for this great trip, first and foremost Monique, without whom I would never have gone to Shetland. I wonder what people were thinking, when they saw us pouring over beautiful lace shawls, trying to figure out the stitch combinations, using Dutch and English abbreviations in a strange mishmash of knitting lingo, taking photos from every possible angle and just ooh-ing and ah-ing at every corner.
I am still trying to come back to earth - I guess I'm still hovering somewhere over Fair Isle, lol - and blog posts are in the making. As the week to come will be extremely busy, I don't know exactly when the blogs will be ready, but they will be worth it!
A little taster...
|Counting repeats in Hamnavoe|
|Following the sheep path at Burra|
|Some of the beautiful lace knitting in the Shetland Museum|
|Monique showing her 'Across the beach' to designer Kate Davies (right) and Cathy Scott from Stitch Mastery (middle)|
|The view out of the window at Voe|
|Garry at the dyeing pot at the Jamiesons of Shetland spinning mill|
|Muness Castle on Unst|
|At the Shetland Heritage Centre, Hazel pulls out more and more shawls to look at|
|The carding workshop with Drumcarding Divas Neilanell and Liz Lovick|
|The beach at St. Ninians|