Friday, December 22, 2017

Fair Isle Sweaters - Start to Finish

I'm getting down to the last of the Advent Box surprises.  The month has passed by quickly.  Today I found a little tin of "anywhere BALM", just the right size to pop into my knitting bag.

It's no secret among those who know me that I'm more than a little enamored with everything to do with knitting in Shetland.  I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed two wonderful visits to this fabulous place.  It's not just the knitting that draws me in, but the people and scenery, too.  I just like it all so much.

I have a LOT of Shetland wool - and some Shetland-type wool, such as that from Harrisville Designs.  Some of the wool I bought myself.  Most of it, however, was given to me by very, very generous friends:  P, M, J and P.  Thank you ladies.  I've have many projects that I want to make and look forward to jumping right in after the new year. 

I saw this short video about sweaters from Fair Isle, one of the Shetland Islands.  I found it to be very interesting.  By the way, did you know that the island of Fair Isle has a population of only about 55. 
I'll have a little more about Fair Isle in my next  post and well as a finished object.

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