..my mother on Mother's Day. My sister made a small repair on the beautiful Shetland shawl knitted by our Mum. It was knitted in one ply wool so fine it could be pulled through a wedding ring. She also knitted Aran and Fair Isle patterns.
19/3/2023 03:02:12 pm
Such a beautiful heirloom.
19/3/2023 03:39:02 pm
That is such a treasure. I think Shetland lace knitting is fascinating and so beautiful. Although I enjoy knitting as a hobby , I have never mastered lace knitting . I'd love to visit Shetland and attend Wool Week but have followed it online for the last few years. Your Mum was a talented knitter Freda.
Susan in Dorset
19/3/2023 11:59:44 pm
How absolutely lovely.
20/3/2023 12:08:29 am
I add this link, in case it is of interest to knitters.
20/3/2023 04:49:07 am
That will be Kate Davies, Susan? I am trying to improve my knitting skills and am currently working on a small colourwork project designed by her (the Pochie - it's a hot water bottle cover).
20/3/2023 06:35:51 am
Yes I also thought you must mean Kate Davies . Her designs are gorgeous , a sort of modern traditional. I find her patterns quite complex but worth the effort ! Her blog is interesting too.
20/3/2023 06:54:26 am
Yes, Grace and Mary B, that is her: a click on the arrow, will take you there.
20/3/2023 08:18:17 am
Susan , they say all knitting is good knitting ☺️
20/3/2023 04:37:04 am
i'm also a knitter but your mother's shawl is beyond my talents. simply gorgeous & what a treasure. meet you in the shetlands one day, mary b!
20/3/2023 06:39:26 am
Wouldn't that be fun !
21/3/2023 04:09:22 am
it certainly would be.
20/3/2023 09:25:21 am
In addition to all her knitting books, Kate Davies also wrote an excellent book about her experience of suffering a stroke when in her 30s. It is called Handywoman.
20/3/2023 12:58:50 pm
Just discovered that there is a live webcast on Shetland webcams starting tomorrow middayish , celebrating Shetland lace knitting . Don't know anymore about it but thought you might be interested.
20/3/2023 11:37:33 pm
21/3/2023 04:08:53 am
fingers crossed my schedule will allow me to watch. appointments in the morning. grrrr.
21/3/2023 05:44:51 am
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and interesting links and ideas. I love it when you talk to each other here!
21/3/2023 09:07:44 am
Is good to know you like us talking to each other. I didn’t know if we were supposed to since it is your blog.
21/3/2023 04:08:52 pm
I really do think of it as our blog and hope you do too!
5/4/2023 07:32:14 am
How clever! That is so beautiful.
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