Saturday, 5 October 2013

Summer Months and New Things

I think this is my favourite time of year, over the past few weeks there has been a huge change in the weather, we have had gales and rain and we have lit the rayburn which always indicates the start of a new season, the nights are getting darker sooner I am sitting knitting without feeling guilty about not being outside.  We seem to have spent a lot of time outside over the past few months, which hasn't left much time for much work (work can wait).  The following pictures are a summary:

We have had several beautiful sunsets.  This is the view from the front of our house, looking over to Westerwick

We saw lots of puffins at Sumburgh head this year

Joseph had his second birthday and seems to have take to crofting quite naturally

We spent a week in Brighton with friends and enjoyed amazing weather

Summer is the time for the country shows, where you can see many different entries including this very cute vegetable dog

One of my favourite bits of the shows is looking at the knitting entries, these were at the Voe show 

 The hay goes in in August, we still use our 60 year old tractor and traditional methods

When I can, I have been working on some new products, some of these use lasercut wool, the range includes felt brooches, hangings and keyrings.  Here are some of the pieces, these are currently on sale in the craft cabinet at the Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland and hopefully will be available to buy online within the next couple of weeks all going to plan.

Yoke Jumper Brooches

Croft House Brooch

Fair Isle motif keyring

More details about these next time!