Monday, November 7, 2016

Ella Gordon and MORE knitwear

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!

Back in the room with a view into the backyards of Lerwick.

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