Tuesday was Voe day! We had booked this trip in advance, and only on the Monday night did we realize we didn't even know where the bus to Voe would leave from... But, after a few phone calls, we found out the right pick-up location, so after an early-ish breakfast, we drove to Lerwick and got on the bus.
|Local guild ladies Winnie behind the wheel and Pearl knitting like the wind.|
|Fair isle specialist and fastest knitter in the world, Hazel Tindall, admires Susan's sweater design|
|A knit shawl on the stretching board. Barbara explained how this works...|
|... by taking off the shawl. So simple!|
|A cute kid's jumper in Fair Isle. Plenty of ideas here to knit my own for Batman!|
|The view out the window...|
|We'll be going there in Thursday!|
And the beginning of crafts...
|Yes, a loom...|
Dr. Christiansen had brough fabric in various stages of sea felting. Quite rough to the touch, to be honest. No wonder that traders decided that they preferred the Norse fabric... The Shetlanders were using the best fleeces for knitting! And that is how the custom of tovacuddies was abandoned...
Afterwards, I had a quick look again at the Gunnister man. See: woven and sea-felted fabric ;)
And after some more roaming the streets of Lerwick, I picked up Monique for a quick bite to eat and then it was time for the Ravelry meet-up! This had also been organized in advanced, by the lovely and funny Elizabeth Lovick from Northern Lace. She had organized goodie bags and everything!
|Liz showing a hat and telling jokes at the same time ;)|
When we came home, we found out that some of the pictures that were taken at Voe, actually made the Visit Shetland website:
How cool is that! And yes, I'm on it too :D
More on tomorrow, Wednesday - the trip to Sandness - soon!