|The Peerie Shop signs|
|Lerwick, the stat of the Lodberries|
The 'inner sanctum' where the best pure Shetland fleeces were, in all the lovely natural colours, had me wishing I had brought more than one empty holdall to carry fleeces home! But, knowing that I would be back at the beginning of the next week to stock up, I reluctantly left them all where they were - for the time being. I think the grey fleece in the photo below (left) is one of the ones that will be going to Italy for my workshops in October.
.....and heres another fleece that is in my shed now!!
|Louise, Andy, Sarah and Pauline|
|St Ninian's Isle and tombolo|
|Puffins feeding young, Sumbugh Head|
We had packed so much into the first day of our Tour and we still had to get to Yell where we were staying. We went via Tingwall and Voe but didn't stop till we got to Frankie's fish & chip shop (the most northerly.......) which had been highly recommended. Not many chippies have a verandah where you can sit and enjoy a view of the Voe, but we didn't have time to sit. We took our suppers in the car and made a dash for the ferry at Toft, just getting there in time to be the last car on. By then we were all so hungry that we stayed in the car and ate on the short crossing. The fish and chips were as good as promised, and we had several other opportunities to see Yell sound over the next three days.
Our B&B at Aywick is called Pinewood House - unusual name on a more or less tree-less island, but there was a warm welcome and a glass of wine and I never did get round to asking about the name!
|Margaret Peterson's hand-spin lace yarn|
|'Crepe' shawl - hand spun and hand knitted|
Near Baltasound we visited the home of a CCI member who makes quilts in the American style, having been taught by her American mother-in-law. Pauline was delighted as patchwork is her main textile interest. We saw examples of her work and like so many other people, she was busy making stock for the Tall Ships events.
While we were there we unexpectedly met Liz Lovick aka northernlace - having been to so many textile places, it seemed odd that we should meet a spinner and knitter in a boat shed!
Tuesday - day 7 in Shetland
|Hay's dock - part of the Museum|