35 thoughts on “a taste of Shetland

  1. so happy to see my knight in shining fur got to accompany you on this jaunt. the shell cottage is heaven. my first sentence, when they set me down on a beach in the virgin islands before i could walk, was “No shells?” beachcombers paradise. and, plus, sur les paves, la plage.


  2. Went to Shetland in August for the first time. Loved everything about it and learned two new tricks with the yarn and needles from the ladies at the textile museum. What a skilled group and what a wonderful place.


  3. I haven’t seen you on your travels, I had hoped to see you in passing somewhere. You’ve done better than me, I have yet to visit Mareel. I was hoping to persuade my son to come and see Brave with me next week.


  4. Kate many thanks for this great taster of Shetland. I am visiting Shetland for the first time during Shetland Wool Week, and I very much look forward to meeting you at your tutorial on the Monday afternoon.


  5. i) Where did you get that yellow anorak/ coat/ thing? I adore it!
    ii) please tell me that the shell-house will make it into a knit design. It’s such a pleasing arrangement.


  6. Oh, I want to be there too….. I just love the boatroof what a great idea. Have fun in such a wonderful place.

    Note to Bruce from Woody – “Gidday, mate. Just wanted to brag to you about my getting bitten by a snake/centipede/scorpion/something. Badge of honour, mate! Have a skiddaddle around the rockpools for me”. Love Woody


  7. Once again, thanks for sharing such beautiful photographs. I particularly like the roof of the shed made from a little boat and the ever handsome Bruce!!


  8. Jamieson & Smith – nice! Also, the colorplay on the top of that well-worn domed structure is just beautiful.

    It looks like the whole troop had a busy, energizing, fun time. Scruffs to Bruce!


  9. I love your work—writing, photos, knitting designs (and probably whatever else you decide to turn your hand to.) These are great photos, most especially of Bruce. I have taken to saying “Bruuuuuuce” when I see a photo of him, like a Bruce Springsteen concert-goer.

    I also clicked on the Mareel link, and was intrigued, even after I realized that it “is the UK’s most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre,” and not the “most motherly,” as I initially mis-read it!


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