A while back, the Scottish National Trust advertised for two new tenants to go live and knit on Fair Isle. Apparently, a large number of American knitters responded to the ad. I can’t say that I blame them, can you?
Here’s a request. If you are reading this and are one of the knitters who responded to the ad, would you consider talking about your reasons with David Lister, a journalist from the Times (London) who is based in Scotland? You can contact him via this email address.
I spoke to Mr. Lister on the phone today, and told him why I’d love to go live and knit on Fair Isle, but he would be very pleased to hear from you if you were one of the many who answered the Scottish National Trust’s ad. Thanks!
Fair Isle, Take Me Away
After the past couple of days the simpler life on Fair Isle is looking better and better!
Is it just me, or have electronic systems everywhere gone kaflooey this week? Huh?
Some people with whom I have dealt seem to have gone kaflooey as well.
I’ve completed the second sleeve of the ribbed sweater. Ah, low-tech processes, you never (or very rarely) fail me! Here it is:
The Long and Winding Sleeve.
Did I sew the sweater together and call it a done deal? Why, no.
I picked this up:
The long-suffering and oh-so patient qiviut scarf. Qiviut, take me away!
An Answer . . .
May I take you back to your Colinette throws and the edge of the scalloped one, please? I’m making the perugino and carrying the yarn up the side, looks really bad to me. Did you do that?/cut each change of yarn?/crochet up the edge? I’m picky and it’s a gift. Any suggestions, please? Thanks.
I cut at each change of yarn, and wove the cut ends in as I knitted. I made three AbFabs and I believe did that on each of them. I also did that on all the Colinette ponchos I made. Worked well for me!
“Please take Mommy’s camera away.”