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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'.

How a knitting belt is used

April 17, 2013

After my earlier blog about knitting belts, I have been asked for more information so I uploaded this short video....

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers & Dyers

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers & Dyers

April 13, 2013

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers held their April meeting in the auditorium at Shetland Museum and Archives. There were three speakers, pictured below: left to right Carol Christiansen, myself and Helen Whitham. I was the first to speak, presenting to a She...

Knitting Belts

Knitting Belts

April 11, 2013

Shetlanders call knitting "makkin" so we use "makkin belts" but my blogs are in English rather than Shetland dialect which most readers would find difficult to read and understand. I also find typing in dialect really hard. A knitting belt is used with double pointed knitting needles and is worn at ...

Organic Native Shetland Wool

Organic Native Shetland Wool

April 8, 2013

For my next knitting project I went to visit Uradale Farm to get some Organic Native Shetland Wool. I've not used organic yarn before, and I want to support all local producers. It was a real struggle to decide whether to opt for natural colours or dyed colours. Undyed yarn is in...

Hinnerley Jumper colours

Hinnerley Jumper colours

April 8, 2013

Hinnerley jumper pattern instructions include order details for 5 colour combinations apart from the one in the main picture.            ...

Missed trip to New York

April 4, 2013

About 6 months ago I had an unexpected phone call asking me if I'd knit cardigans for Shetland ponies. I laughed at this crazy idea, and suggested he ask someone with a knitting machine as it was far too big a project for me to tackle. Doreen Brown, a very talented designer based...

Judging a knitting competition

Judging a knitting competition

April 1, 2013

Last week I judged a competition for knitted hats and cushion covers for Scottish Women's Rural Institute's Shetland Federation. There were 26 hats and well over 30 cushions so it proved a big task which took almost two and a half hours to complete. The hats are all destined for chari...

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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.