Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Shetland Wool Week 2016 - Day 1

I'm just back from Shetland Wool Week, what a trip.  I flew up to Edinburgh and then on to Sumburgh in Shetland.  Was thrilled to get a Tunnack on Logan Air.  I started my Kep knitting with the Fair Isle Museum pattern - £10 and all funds raise go to the upkeep of the museum, can be purchased on paper only from their FB page, The Fair Isle Fisherman's Kep Page.

Outside Shetland Museum first thing Saturday morning.

Unfortunately we met Liz on the flight and she was wearing the most marvellous Hap,
 Dusk by Grace Anna Farrow.  I've done a couple of haps but was forced to run to Jamieson's as soon as it opened on Saturday morning to pick my colours!

The Wool Week Hub first thing Saturday morning, we met people from all over the world.

Liz again in another of her creations!

After a fab lunch in the Museum restaurant  we got in our little hire car and popped on the ferry over to Whalsay.  Visited the famous SHOARD charity shop and bought some work from local knitters.

The Heritage Centre had a fabulous display of Fair Isle Knitting dating from about 1910. There was also a fishing exhibition that was surprisingly equally as interesting because of the very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide.

Jam packed with colour.

I got plenty of ideas.

On Saturday night we went to the Clickimin to see Shetland band The Revellers.
The DJ set was great, lots of additions to my spotify list. Followed by Steven Robertson, don't think I got a photo because I was laughing so much, I just about got most of what he was saying. 

First Foot Soldiers, excellent they certainly had some energy.

Finally at about half ten came The Revellers with their album launch, again, I don't know where they got their energy, I was exhausted just watching.  Four and a half hours of non stop good music.
That was only the first day in Shetland.


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