Sandy and I have been working towards an adventure in Scotland for a long, long time and we are finally in the real planning stages of our adventure! Of course we would love to visit every knitting and wool venue that we can think of (and boy can we think of a lot!!), but we will have to limit our time to some specifics. Alice Starmore, if you are reading this, can we please, please come to tea?
|Kate Davie's Sixareen Cape|
Now what trip that Sandy and I planned not be all about the knitting and of course we are going to Scotland one of the world's knitting capitals, so come on let's knit!! We just received our package from Jamieson and Smith in Lerwick Scotland full of our yarn for Kate Davies Sixareen Cape! Now of course we can get yarn here at the shop that would fill the bill perfectly, but this came from Scotland and that makes the two of us feel a little like we have already begun our adventure.
Yesterday Sandy said hey have you checked your mail to see if our package is here and I said no, but what do you think I did when I first got home?? Yep that's right I went straight to the mail and it was exciting to see our package in my box. I started texting Sandy right away and she said open, open, open, but it just didn't seem right to open the package without my Jo (gaelic for friend) by my side, so I waited and it was HARD let me tell you!!!
When we did finally open the package our fingers, eyes and hearts were in total wool overload...ahhhhh Shetland wool. The yarn is a recent addition for Jamieson and Smith and it's called Heritage. The idea is that it is more like the traditional yarn used in fair isle knitting of old and I can say that I just can't wait to cast on. Of course I have a couple of pressing projects that I am working on right now, but I am sure I could squeeze in at least a gauge swatch right?
|Kate is beautiful in her Sixareen|
Have any of you ever been to Scotland? I did get to go many, many years ago with my Mom (on a tour) and absolutely loved it!! Sandy and I are trying to decide if we should book a tour, or go freestyle and would love to hear any suggestions you may have for us.
For now we will continue to play Scottish music, dance a little and knit with Shetland wool. Stay tuned for more, as our adventure is actually about a year away, but it's always good to plan ahead.
As always, happy knitting, crocheting and sewing!