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Camshious, a favourite jumper

Camshious, a favourite jumper

October 11, 2018

Camshious is the name I gave this jumper. This week I watched Fruity Knitting's Episode 63 and noticed they included a little clip of me wearing this jumper, from my interview with Andrea in an earlier episode. The jumper always catches the eye, not least because of the 'squint' neck, so I thought a...

2018 Walls Show

2018 Walls Show

August 25, 2018

Walls Show is the last of the Shetland's shows I'll get to this year. It is open to residents within the West Mainland area. There is less knitting than at the other shows but the standard is extremely high. I missed taking Colourbox entry photos but most of the entries were mine so I took photos wh...

2018 Cunningsburgh Show

2018 Cunningsburgh Show

August 20, 2018

At Cunningsburgh Show I spent most of my time in the knitting and handicraft section, looking and speaking to folk I'd not seen for a while. As always, I found it interesting to see how other folk had used the Colourbox colours, the patterns they had used and what had been knitted. Mavis Ross truly ...

2018 Voe Show

2018 Voe Show

August 11, 2018

Agricultural Shows in Shetland are always worth a visit and I always head for the craft area as I find it fascinating to see what other people are making. I spend so much time in the knitting/craft area that I don't see everything on show. It is especially pleasing to see young folk starting to knit...

My Dad

My Dad

June 22, 2018

Fathers’ Day inevitably evokes emotions and memories. This week my thoughts have gone back 20 years, remembering the final days of my Dad’s life. I have written and spoken a lot about my mother but less about my Dad. Although he was away at sea or at the whaling when I was very young he ...

Hap from Foula wool

Hap from Foula wool

June 3, 2018

From the time I was very young I saw my aunt, Annie, who shared our family home, knit haps. I grew up knowing how she knit them and I had knitted mini-haps for workshops so I could share how to construct them. However I never had the inclination to knit a large hap myself, until last month.  A ...

Jumpers from triangles

Jumpers from triangles

May 15, 2018

This year when I was at Edinburgh Yarn Festival one of the jumpers I wore is one which I know I will never write up as a pattern for others to follow. I like the colours but not so keen on the shape. It's not a favourite so hasn't been worn very often - usually a few weeks, then washed and...

Shetland Wool Week Patron 2018

Shetland Wool Week Patron 2018

March 15, 2018

Shetland Wool Week Patron for 2018 is my friend, Elizabeth Johnston. I have mentioned Elizabeth many times in my blogs, and elsewhere in this website. I am delighted that Elizabeth has been chosen as the patron this year. She has been knitting for as many years as I have but she has added spinning, ...

Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters, Volume 1

Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters, Volume 1

March 6, 2018

Off and on, over the past 14 months, as a volunteer for Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers, I have been working on new books. At first we thought it would be just one book but we were advised that too many patterns makes for a heavy book and issues with postage. Therefore two vo...

Knitting tip - thumbs

Knitting tip - thumbs

February 20, 2018

50 Tips from Shetland Knitters was made primarly in order to demonstrate things which knitters will find useful but are very difficult to explain in words and photos. I have many tasks to catch up with so I have avoided starting a large knitting project - but somehow I have managed to crochet a top ...

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About Shetland

Shetland

Shetland is the most northerly group of Scottish islands. Apart from mainland Scotland, the other near neighbours are Norway to the east and the Faroe Islands to the north west.