Hazel Tindall's Blog
For all knitting enthusiasts, my blog is a treasure trove of information on everything related to Shetland knitting and Fair Isle knitwear. I'm always happy to share behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of my latest projects and offer helpful tips and tricks for knitters of all levels.
Missed trip to New YorkApril 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...
A new phone coverApril 3, 2013
When thinking about a website, it seemed clear that a logo was a good idea. After much consideration I decided to knit the web address. I used 2mm needles and Shetland Heritage yarn in two colours, Madder and Fluggy White. This was knitted in the round then cut open. To prevent fraying I used iron-o...
Judging a knitting competitionApril 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...
Travel to and from DornochMarch 25, 2013
It's always good to look forward but it's important to remember past enjoyments. Today I've been thinking about last month's trip to Dornoch. Dornoch is on the east coast of northern Scotland, about 50 miles north of Inverness. So that I could take plenty of knitting stuff we took the car,...
Dornoch Fibre FestMarch 25, 2013
Dornoch Fibre Fest started on 15 March with a very interesting talk by Dr Susan Kay-Williams who is the Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court Palace. She spoke about the work of the Royal School and showed a large number of photographs of needlework, which illustra...
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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.