Looking out to the mouth of Ronas Voe. I am lucky to have such a view from my front window.
I have almost completed another pair of gloves and I have used Jamieson’s of Shetland wool for the main colour – nighthawk – which is a really lovely colour. I have also put in blended colours of two greys and white – both dyed and natural. I found a small ball of a lovely pale green/blue which I have placed in the middle of the pattern and as it is a ball I have had for many years I have no idea the colour name or where in Shetland I bought it but it is great to find such a nice shade to blend with.
I have quite long fingers so it is great to get make your own and have a comfortable pair to wear, though hopefully I won’t need to wear them for quite a few months.
Summer has arrived and the wild flowers are blooming everywhere along the road verges, in the hills and along the cliff edges. It is quite hectic outside with the sounds of the birds such as the Oyster Catcher and Artic Terns which are nesting all around us at Heylor. The long evenings with the sun setting at the mouth of Ronas Voe are so wonderful to see on a clear and calm night.