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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

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

Fair Isle Gloves – Pastel Colours

I have yet to decide on a name for these, if you have any thoughts, let me know.I will share them with you again once the project is complete. These are made using Jamieson’s pool bought from one of my local wool shops in Lerwick, Shetland. They have a brilliant selection of colours there. I … Continue reading

Gillian’s Fair Isle Yoke Cardigan

I am almost there now. I have tonight to sew in the ten buttons I bought today whilst out in Lerwick doing some last minute shopping as well as visiting Granny, Granddad and Granny ‘Voe’. Gillian, our eldest son’s partner, will get this tomorrow amongst her Christmas presents and I hope to get some pictures … Continue reading