At last some Shetland knitting for me

While we were in Shetland I visited Jamieson and Smith so I could purchase the colour cards for future knitting when back in Australia.  It means I can choose the colours and know they will be the actual colour which is so hard to do if you are choosing the colour from pictures on the…

Finally some Shetland knitting

On our recent visit to Shetland I was able to purchase Shetland wool to knit some articles for me. The first thing I am going to knit is Sheep Heid by Kate Davies.  I have knitted several Owlet jumpers which are also designed by Kate Davies but this time I am knitting a beanie.I bought…

The Sutherland name

I came across this interesting piece of information when I was reading the Jamieson and Smith website. My maiden name is Sutherland but I am not from Unst.  Maybe distant forebears are from there.

Oh no! I have run out of wool.

I have been working on completing the Brora Shawl in readiness for the arrival of our new grandchild.  The expected date is 23 November so I was hoping to have it completed before then. This is how far I have reached. I am at round 157 of 197 rounds.  I will need another ball of…

A parcel of cobwebs

I received a parcel last week.  I had ordered some wool for my next project. Jamieson and Smith are the woolbrokers from Shetland.  I only had to buy three balls as I had one ball remaining from when I did this project previously. The yarn variation doesn’t really matter as I will use the one…

Sandras Royal Christening Robe

Originally posted on J&S Blog:
The Campaign for Wool (CfW) is dedicated to promoting the awareness of wool around the world. It was convened by HRH The Prince of Wales who is also its Patron. This is the first time that all the major wool growing countries have joined forces to work together…