28 januari 2022

 The Standing Stone in Lund, Unst, Shetland.

standing stone lund

I was knitting away happily on a new design, with this name, to remind me of it.
What would one want to wear on such a location.
A warm, wide, woolen shawl. At least I would.
I started designing, testing and after 4 attempts, I came to the conclusion that I was doing too much.
The place is empty.
Like, Heather, Stones, Bracken (ferns) and Sky.
That's it. 

So, scratched the previous patterns and ended up with 2 AND... an extra colour.

That was a big step for me, as I usually keep to 1 colour for lace.
Casted on again. Yes.

Pattern is okay. Now, I have a big problem with colour. At first I chose a Shetland Black and a light blue. 😍
But after 3 repeats, I know it looked lovely, is too much of a stretch, compared to what you see in this picture.

I really want to stick to Shetland Wool, but I might have to call in some help for this.

Project is on hold for now.
Son got home, having covid. No surprise, as he was is deployed by the navy to help out with testing people.
We've all had our boosters, he has no symptoms. Let's see how this goes.
We've kept it at bay for 2years.

9 januari 2022



Going through the pictures of my 4 Shetland trips to add to a new pattern. 

Mind you, it will be late summer before I'm done with it. 

I remembered the trip to Unst, where I 'found' a Standing Stone. 

Luckily, there is a Facebook group for those, later I found another in Nesting, high up a hill. 


On Unst, with the Outlander series in mind, I had no jewellery with me to test it. Hahahaha. 


A bit further away is a derelict croft with walled animal enclosures. And the St. Olaf Kirk.

It was a great walk, such rugged surroundings and knowing Vikings have actually been there. 

I posted a photo of the cheviot sheep in the portal, back then... 

All in all a memorable experience and certainly one I recommend. 

Take the ferry to Yell, drive up to the next ferry and sail to Unst. 

There is but 1 road and after 3 or 4 miles, take a left, twice. 

Can't miss it. 

I'm wearing my #Hap and my own design for a sweater, using wool from the #faroeislands