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Michaelswood

Michaelswood

July 24, 2013

Michaelswood in Aith is one of my favourite places to take a walk. The transition from working croft to woodland has taken over 15 years, and a great deal of hard work by my neighbours, Ray, Betty and Alan Ferrie. This woodland is dedicated to their son/brother, Michael. Covering about 12 acres...

Trevor Tindall

Trevor Tindall

July 8, 2013

My husband died on 26 June, aged just 64. I am pleased I found the strength to read the eulogy at his funeral. After discussing with the family I decided to share it on my blog, especially as he met many people in the knitting world. I am grateful for the support of family and cl...

Pictures in the Burn o Lunklet

Pictures in the Burn o Lunklet

May 30, 2013

It's always good to take the time to stop and look at beauty near home. A visitor is a good excuse to go to favourite places and today we enjoyed a short walk and spent a while watching the pictures nature created for us we looked down at the Burn o Lunklet. These reminded m...

Lerwick Flower Park

Lerwick Flower Park

May 29, 2013

One of the most pleasant places to visit in Lerwick, at just about any time of year, is "Da Flooer Park". Almost the first thing I noticed inside the main park gates was the newly planted bedding display. After a moment I remembered that the correct name for this area is the King George V Park ...

RNLI benefits from  craft work by Sheila & Ron Blackman

RNLI benefits from craft work by Sheila & Ron Blackman

May 14, 2013

It's many years since Sheila and Ron Blackman left Shetland but they have never forgot living here and regularly send hand crafted items to Aith Lifeboat to be used to raise funds for the RNLI. Usually it's been one big item but this year it's a huge collection of hats, scarves, ...

Experimenting with Uradale Yarns

Experimenting with Uradale Yarns

May 2, 2013

In an earlier blog I wrote about getting some organic Shetland yarn from Uradale Farm. I have been experimenting with using the 5 dyed colours and natural white. First I tried using just the dyed colours. It's always interesting to see how different combinations appear to change the colours. On...

Lambs arriving

Lambs arriving

May 2, 2013

My younger sister now lives on the croft where we grew up. Her lambs are arriving now so I visited to see how she's getting on. At lambing time she is likely to be getting sleep when she can so I don't like to phone in case she is catching some sleep. The weather is not ideal for lambing out doors w...

Speaking about Knitting

April 30, 2013

I was recently interviewed about knitting by Lara Neel who makes podcasts about knitting, knitting patterns and other crafty projects.  ...

Left over balls of yarn

Left over balls of yarn

April 24, 2013

I have a huge quantity of small balls of yarn left over from projects. From time to time I gather these together and make myself knit things which will reduce the quantity. It's always enjoyable, and often challenging, and sometimes leads me to ideas for designing things for which I can write p...

Looking for Tadpoles at Da Gairdins

Looking for Tadpoles at Da Gairdins

April 24, 2013

Shetland hasn't got too many trees but we are lucky to live near two wooded areas which we enjoy visiting. One of the good things about grandchildren is the chance to look at the world through their eyes. Our grandsons enjoyed a visit to Da Gairdins i Sand - also known as 'da jungle'.

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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.