Hello everyone, long time no see! I don’t know how many of you are extreme procrastinators like myself but this week it has seemed that I had a mountain of things to do so instead I decided to take a day trip up to Whalsay! I wanted to visit the Shoard Charity shop (#lifetimeambition) and also the Heritage Centre to see the new additions to their Fair Isle through the decades exhibition – you might remember last year me and Mam went to see it and this year due to how successful it was they have added new items and rearranged the exhibition. So after a lovely bowl of soup at my cousins Joan’s I headed to the Shoard shop (two fair isle ganseys purchased – result) and then onto the Heritage Centre, I think the exhibition is so brilliant because this is all real peoples real knitwear – hardly anything is behind glass and those that are, are still easily visible.
This is just a small selection of the photos I took at the Heritage Centre – you could spend hours and hours there going through all the things on display. Thank you to Amanda for sending me the handout which goes with the exhibition explaining what they know about each piece, I often think Whalsay knitters are some of the best and most ingenious knitters in Shetland so it’s no surprise how great it is.
I decided to catch a later ferry (Whalsay is about a half hour ferry journey from the mainland of Shetland) as it was such a beautiful day, I went for a peerie drive around and saw lots of very cute lambs and even some coo’s!
Thank you Joan and Amanda for feeding me and welcoming me as always on my trip up to Whalsay! If you get a chance to visit the exhibition I would highly encourage you, its worth the trip and is really inspiring.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures, I’m sorry I have been so lacklustre on the blog this year BUT If you have seen my Instagram today come back on Monday for a new pattern release.. til then, Happy Knitting! x