Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Focus on Shetland

I made a trip to Scotland a few weeks ago, with the majority of my time spent in Shetland.  I'm still gathering my thoughts, organizing my pictures, and designing fair isle projects, so this is just to get us started.
One of the highlights of the trip was walking at Sumburgh Head, at the southern tip of mainland Shetland.  I did a loop that included the historical site Jarlshof, which includes evidence of iron age, bronze age, and more recent homesteads.  The picture is a screen shot of one of the web cams to which I am addicted; I've added to it to show the route I took to the light house.

Here is a photo I took along the way.
The whole trip was spectacular and I look forward to sharing more of it soon.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Marching Orders

Lately, knitting is a source of solace like never before.  As soon as I learned about the Pussy Hat Project I began raiding the stash for pink yarn.  Finding none, I purchased some and then dyed some more.  Results:

Brownie has decided to stay home and watch the march on TV
Two members of the Camel Knitters Guild are traveling to DC to participate in the Women's March on Washington and are now equipped with a few extra hats to share.  Our group met at a local cafe yesterday, and when the hats were exchanged two women from neighboring tables came over to talk about the march. It's going to be a spectacular statement.