Flowers and colours…

Here are a few pictures of our garden in Shetland today, in glorious sunshine! I’m having a few days off between jobs, I begin a new post new next week. I thought I would share with you some images from our garden here in Shetland when I have some spare time! I grow summer annuals from seed, beginning … Continue reading

Pastel Fair Isle Gloves

At last I have settled down to completing the pattern….. For these Pastel Fair Isle gloves which are inspired by all the beautiful sea pinks, roses, pale blue skies and wonderful long day light hours we are enjoying in the Shetland isles at the moment – which is where the yellow and white come in! If you’d like … Continue reading

Frilly Pixies

Here are a selection of some of the Frilly Pixie hats I have hand knitted for some little girls, aged between 6 months to 3 years old. Frilly pixie hats are quite popular here in the Shetland isles with a revival of folk knitting them. Many young girls wore them in their childhood several decades … Continue reading

My Dad – wooden things for wool

In this post I am sharing with you a little bit about my dad as over the last few years dad has kindly made me wooden things to use with my knitwear. These things  have been used when I have completed knitting Shetland lace scarves, woollen socks, Fair Isle gloves, or jumpers. These boards are commonly used in Shetland – … Continue reading

Shetland Otter Beret

After the severe storm here in Shetland on Saturday, I walked to the beach on Sunday afternoon with my latest Fair Isle hat along with my camera to get some shots of it outdoors in what was left of the day light. I photographed more than I expected as I happened to amazingly stumble upon … Continue reading

Gloves heading for Bergen

  I have been knitting gifts to send over to Bergen. Yesterday, I pictured the gloves before posting them across to my friends Gro and Geir (pictured above whilst on a walk in Eshaness, Shetland in July this year). I’d earlier knitted a beret for Gro, which is pictured here worn by my niece Aimee.  The gloves are made with the … Continue reading

Norwegian Inspired Mitts

I visit Norway for the first time this year during July and August with my youngest son David. It will be both our first trips outside of the UK. My husband dislikes air travel and he’ll stay home, working on his shellfish boat. With Norway in mind I have been working on some Norwegian charts which I have … Continue reading

Fair Isle Pastel Gloves completed…

My latest completed Fair Isle hand knitted gloves which are quite luxurious in that they will not be very practical to wear with being knitted from such lovely light colours. I felt like a change of palette was needed what with the light increasing just now with each passing day of spring, such a lovely … Continue reading