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 planning to get to Shetland this year but we have decided that we will avoid the actual Wool Week as accommodation etc. will be too pricey at that time. I will still be able to see the fine work and wool just not be able to participate in any classes.
I am so looking forward to our trip. I will now be dreaming about Shetland but with the knowledge that I will get there one day.
These are some items from the Whalsay Heritage and Community Centre. I hope one day to make a jumper featuring fair isle.
On my return trip from Melbourne I stopped off in Yarragon.
It is the ideal place to stop on the way back as it is about half way, at least it seems half way. There is a lovely shop there called Wardrobe in the Lane. I always like to check it out as the lady has some beautiful items in the shop. I bought a lovely top and resisted the temptation to buy a new jumper.
There is also a haberdashery/wool shop which has moved out of the lane and into the main street. I popped in there as I can’t resist a wool shop particularly when there is a sale on. 🙂
I bought some wool and a pattern. The wool/acrylic is a navy blue. I usually buy pure wool so this is a step from the usual. It will be interesting to see how it knits up.
It is really chunky yarn so it shouldn’t take too long to knit.
I have been missing in action recently so this post was started on 23rd March and it is now 21st April. That is almost a month away from doing blog posts. The post I was going to do was about a cardigan I was knitting for my granddaughter. I mentioned this cardigan in a previous post.I have managed to get a bit more knitting done while the Cricket Test has been on in India. (The Test finished quite some time ago. )
I have completed the body of the cardigan and I am now onto the sleeves.(That has also progressed. )
Since starting this post the cardigan is now completed and my granddaughter has been wearing it. Onto the next project.