Thursday, March 9, 2017

Other projects

This doll (tops turvy) has languished in a drawer for 5-6 years.  Celina made the skirt, I did the rest.  All she needed for Christmas was the red hair and face!  Perfect for a seven year old granddaughter.
This well worn pullover... has been dismantled and someday will be repurposed as a stuffed toy.
Someday...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Knitting

I got some knitting done between travel and hurting my wrist.  Luckily I had these finished before I stopped knitting totally on December 1.

See my ravelry page for this sweater modeled...a real fingering weight stash buster!
My leg warmers and socks.
A start of an Icelandic pullover...alas, not finished.  
Due to wrist injury...but promising to be nice.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Yarn cake

A subway ride to "The Yarn Cake". 
Yarn and cakes!  The baker minding the store baking....aroma!  We had to wait an hour for our almond gluten free torte.  Darn, had to sit and knit, give advice to shoppers on color choices, and generally enjoyed looking at a wall of yarn!
Later, we stopped in at the botanical gardens. 

Flying back to Iceland and home...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Glasgow Wandering

A few days to look and discover... the largest ball of yarn,
A well kept secret, up the stairs,
Krispy Kreme at the station...
And mixture of architecture, all in Glasgow!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

No Nessie Necessary

So many knitters... Inverness hosted its first festival and of course, some had to knit a Nessie!  And yarn bomb a car!  There's even a knitted driver inside the car, but the bag piper is for real.  You can just see him on the other side of the car, though he was easily heard!
Then there was the knitters' cruise on Loch Ness.   SIGH! ūü§ó

Friday, February 24, 2017

Seascape and wool

Our last day in Shetland, a drive to the coastal airport and a visit to Jamieson & Smith.
An exhibit of wool qualities that we stumbled upon at the last minute.  
Pouring rain, Pattie waits in the car while I take a look in the wool barn.  Jan, the wool sorter gives me the tour and after 20 minutes I dash out to grab Pattie!
It's an unassuming building next to an unassuming shop, on a remote side street, in a picturesque village on a wind swept island in the North Sea.  Jan is passionate about wool and the industry she represents.
Wind sock...normal hurricane force winds, waiting for a plane to land.  Yes, it's a crossing barrier!
The southern tip of the main island, and
Views from the airplane. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scotland train

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Buttons, A Collection


Just when I thought I should be stash-busting, I discovered I'm a hoarder and collector of buttons!  
Somehow, it seemed reasonable to buy, and make buttons when I feel I have enough yarn....
An experiment with enamel (above) and polishing silver (below)... all produced in Shetland in September!
And who can resist knit stitches on buttons?

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