A finally finished project

Thanks to my late nights watching the World Cup Cricket I have managed to get my Shetland wool project finished.I am pleased with the finished product.  I made the sleeves longer because usually when I buy a jumper or cardigan the sleeves are too short – these are just right. This is when I was…

So many late nights.

With the Cricket World Cup and the recent Giro D’Italia I have had many late nights.  Last night for example was three o’clock.  Fortunately I also manage to get quite a bit of knitting done while watching the television so I have something to show for the late nights other than tired eyes. This is…

The Shetland Textile Museum. . . .Tuesday Travels

I had read about the Shetland Textile Museum before we visited Shetland so it was one of the places on my list that I had to visit.  The bod is a restored fishing station and is the birthplace of Arthur Anderson who gifted Queen Victoria some stockings in fine Shetland lace. Out front of the…

Yes I have even managed to fit in some knitting

With all that has been happening lately I still have found time to get some knitting done.  I am experimenting with some colour stranded knitting using left over wool from other projects just to give me a bit of practice at colour work. This piece of knitting is from the Shetland Woolweek Book that I…

I can dream

This arrived in the post some time ago now.  I have been drooling over the amazing pictures of Shetland Wool Week posted on the internet and decided that I would purchase the annual so I could imagine that I had been there. 🙂 These are some of the photos from their Instagram account. I am…

The stash reduced slightly.

I posted previously about trying to reduce my stash of wool.  I forgot to show the finished article. I finished this well before I started the Tour de France jumper.  Because this wasn’t knitted on the round there were many ends to weave in when I finished the knitting.  I don’t enjoy the weaving in…