heading north

Map of Shetland Islands 1906

I’m packing my bags for a trip to Shetland! Its been a while, and I’m itching to be back. I’m particularly excited this time, as I’m about to begin a new research project. Here’s a hint of the kinds of things I’ll be exploring. . . .



These are details from a recent vintage find on Ebay with which I’m very pleased, (particularly as it fits me!) Like all vintage hand-knits, the construction of this garment has a story to tell . . . I’ll perhaps say more about it when I return.

I’ll be away for a week, so won’t be able to process any trade orders, or answer any email queries until after the 19th.

See you very soon!

42 Comments on “heading north

  1. I LOVE vintage hand-knits, I love yarn, I love Shetland AND I love you!
    So I’m anxious for your next story!

  2. I still want to visit the Shetlands myself! Until then I am very much looking forward to your photographs. And that sweater looks like a great find indeed. Enjoy your trip!

  3. I think we all live vicariously through you and your special trips since we cannot get there. Don’t ever stop posting and sending us those wonderful pictures!!

  4. Lovely colors! Would love to hear more about this find. Have fun on the Isles of Shetland and visit some sheep farms while you are up there! Pictures of them too, pretty please?

  5. I love the shoulder detail, and the colours are lovely, they remind me of pottery for some reason. Have a wonderful trip.

  6. How lovely… I wish you all the best Shetland weather and a calm crossing / flight. Sigh – must go back this year…

  7. totally agree with all of the above. Enjoy your trip and we look forward to hearing all about it!

  8. Enjoy your visit. I hope to make it to the Shetlands one day. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Beautiful sweater.

  9. Oooo vintage fairisle, that looks exciting, just up my street! Look forward to hearing about the project and meeting up on Wednesday!

  10. Love the colors of your vintage find. Safe travels, and have a wonderful time!

  11. We have plans to go to Shetland sometime in the next three months (as we’ll be on sabbatical in Berlin), and for a holiday gift, I secured the promise of yarn to complete one of the patterns in your book. Can’t wait for your report on your trip.

  12. Enjoy the Shetlands! It’s a trip I’ve been dying to take. I believe it is a knitting Mecca and a cradle of great knitting. Be safe :)

  13. Took a fabulous trip to Shetland in May 2012. Would love to go back someday. Enjoy you trip…and all the Fair Isle and lace. Look forward to reading about your trip!

  14. I love the map scaleis in English miles!!! Are they different from Scottish ones or Shetland ones???

  15. Suddenly I’m surrounded by Shetland. Iam reading a series of mysteries that take place in Lerwick by Ann Cleeve.

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