My first workshop was on recommendation, no, insistence from my friend that we attend, and so glad we did!
This is Shetland Wool Week, a yearly 10-day week event that centers around the town of Lerwick, which is pretty much the only town. (Happy, I was, that there was a TESCO around the corner...for shame, but when you need "stuff", that's the place!) It's full of events, workshops, and happy knitters in a community of wool. I have to catch my breath just remembering the concept!
Shetland Wool Week's Patron, this year, was Ella Gordon, a young, enthusiastic, woman, and she gave her first presentation on our second day, showing us up close a collection of hers--yes, a collection that she sometimes makes, but has bought up to preserve the history and culture of Shetland knitting. (She admitted that once she realized too late she was buying a sweater from her aunt through eBay...funny stories.)
You could tell she admires each one.
Below is a sample that customers would use to order their own custom knitted sweater.
Lunch of Fish Cakes! HUGE, and oh, so delicious! Fish on a fisherman's island... Can't go wrong!