Welcome to my woolly little blog!!

Welcome to my woolly little blog!!
You are welcome to browse, comment, ask questions,
seek advice on a knitting issue and find out more about Shetland and it's world renowned wool.
Plus, some snippets and snaps from my everyday life.
So pull up a chair and sit awhile, away from the rush of the world.
Please do not use any images from my blog as most of them, unless otherwise stated, are my own work.
You are more than welcome to read, comment and follow!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

A Great Book for Christmas!

Hi again
seems like a little while since I had something to report but I suppose it's the same for most people at the moment with the Christmas/holiday period upon us once more.
With that in mind I'd like to draw your attention to a new publication from Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers, Shetland.
It's called "Knit Real Shetland" and here are a few words about it....

Introduction by Kate Davies.

Designs by: Jared Flood, Daniel Goldman, Gudrun Johnston, Mary Kay, Sandra Manson, Jean Moss, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Toshiyuki Shimada and Grace Williamson, Lesley Smith, Candace Eisner Strick, Hazel Tindall, Joyce Ward, Woolly Wormhead, Masami Yokoyama.

This is Jamieson & Smith's first ever book bringing together local luminaries with international designers to show how Real Shetland Wool and Shetland's knitting heritage and culture has developed over the 65 years of Jamieson & Smith.
The picture above shows the cover.
Just click the red J&S link at the right hand side to go to the website, learn more about it or purchase the book.
I just love the front cover!!

Now, if I don't manage to get back on here before Christmas may I take this opportunity to wish you all joy and peace over the festive season and may you all start the year with a new and fresh enthusiasm for creating.
Come back in the new year to join me in something fun and creative!
See you then.

Friday, 9 December 2011

A Winter Bargain

Forget all the winter sales! I never go to them anyway. I prefer to browse the charity shops and below is my latest winter woolly treasure!
A pure Shetland wool shawl-collared jumper for only £3.00.
I was so happy when I found this for my husband. He only ever really wears wool jumpers these days as he feels the cold a lot. ( And Shetland winters are unforgivably cold!!)
My apologies if the photo quality and lighting is not the best it could be. We are getting very few hours of daylight now and as we are also experiencing adverse weather conditions, everything looks dark and uninviting. But I hope you like the little fun arrangement I did with the jumper. I have a feeling though that my hubby won't be venturing out with his binoculars, even with the jumper on!!

The bottom photo is nearer to the actual colour of the jumper. It's a lovely coppery rust colour with various flecks through it. All in all a nice find and a great bargain. Back soon. Just off to get a little bird from the jaws of one of our cats!!!

Here's a photo of Madam Magda looking as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth! Don't be fooled!

Back soon!