I have been making sheep madly ever since I received a phone call on Friday saying Jamieson’s Shop in Lerwick had run out. I make one sheep per evening but went into overdrive and managed two thus making a total flock of ten to herd in today. These days demand is exceeding supply. I expect once the tourist season dwindles then I can stockpile.
In my flock were two Lambies who I adore. Working with his wool was an odd experience especially as he was mostly standing beside me sulking.
I also included three curly-wurlies made with the Wensleydale locks.
Anyway, my sheep are proving very popular and that is amazing. Each one is individual and I don’t like to think of them being churned out. More made with love.
On my travels I spotted a beautiful boat moored along The Esplanade so I had to go over and have a look. She is the “Storeggen av Ålesund” – a replica boat from Stiftinga Sunnmøre Museum, Ålesund, Norway. I hope she sailed over in all her full glory. She certainly stood out from the other boats.
I would’ve loved to go aboard but no one was around. She took my breath away.
A few more messages like buying more combed tops from the Shetland Wool Brokers and then home.
A quick check and chat with Hetja who is now beginning to look ginormous.
And just because I can – many photos of the orchids that grow wild in the fields this time of year.