A few weeks ago, I visited the home of the UK Knitting and Crochet Guild – a fantastic organisation that exists to support and promote the crafts of knitting and crochet. The KCG is supported entirely by charitable donation, and is staffed by a group of wonderful volunteers, who administer a growing international membership; organise… Read More
Gudrun I recently had a chat with one of my favourite designers, Gudrun Johnston, and thought I’d bring this to you today. I just love Gudrun’s work. She has this knack of producing designs that are are always classic, timeless and wearable, often using stitch patterns (particularly those originating from Shetland) in really innovative and… Read More
The perfect spot The rocks and creatures tell out their stories in runic scribbles On the hill, the heather is turning. A walk to land’s edges. A meeting with Britain’s most northerly flock. Two days on the beach. Bliss.
Well, I absolutely love Shetland. We had a marvellous few days, and are certainly going back. Not sure I’ll be undertaking any more 12 hour ferry crossings, though — Bruce coped with the North Sea far better than I did. This woeful sailor needs to recover, but here are a few snapshots in the meantime.… Read More
Bruce held this distinction for a short while today. Here we are at 60 degrees, 47 minutes, and 58 seconds North. We heart Unst! This is, incidentally, the first time I have seen myself walking since I had the stroke, and I find it very surprising that I don’t seem to have an Igor-like lollop,… Read More