How about a little of both sewing and knitting today? Not that I knit anything but I still have lots of knitterly pictures to share from Shetland. I kind of feel like that person that you go to visit and they pull out all their vacation photos and make you sit there looking at them for hours. At least here you can just scroll by if you want to and I'd never know it. :-)
First though! I did more sewing last night and today. Joseph's kindergarten teacher moved away while he was in 1st grade and had a baby last year. I promised a quilt. You know my motto: Better late than never. Perfect timing for the first birthday actually! I finally finished it today. Yeah! The kit came from one of my favorite quilting sources who happens to be in cahoots with one of my favorite knitting sources. You guessed it... Connecting Threads and Knit Picks. See... my knitting sort of lead to my quilting. That counts for something doesn't it? The kit was called Daisies, Ducks and Dogs.
Back to Shetland....
These first two are for Tracy:
What we thought was wool all stuck to the grass was actually a common plant in Scotland called "Cotton Grass". We didn't realize it wasn't wool until we saw a bookmark with a photo of it. I took the picture above with full intentions of posting all about the wool everywhere:
There actually was quite a bit of wool all over. There was quite a bit of something else the sheep left everywhere that Daniel had a very hard time not gagging over. lol. Part of his Asperger's is that he gets very grossed out, very easily. Sheep poop everywhere was not easy on him. Nothing like ruining a perfectly beautiful photo by talking about poop, huh? You're welcome.
Vest outside of the "Croft House" at the Isleburgh Exhibit:
Sheep on Fair Isle near the Bird Observatory:
Everyone is friendly in Shetland. Shetland Pony saying howdy near Eshaness.
Hap shawls at the Crofthouse Museum: