What better to do on a rainy day, but to get on a bus and head to Jamiesons of Shetland mill, in Sandness!
Having lived in Shetland most of my life it is really silly that I have never visited Shetland’s only spinning mill. It was utterly amazing to see the whole process from fleece bales to finished spun yarn to knitted garment and woven cloth.
After the wool journey we headed to the work room to see the machines in action and the finishing area.
Of course, there was also the obligatory trip to the Mill shop….yarn, cloth, patterns, samples. knitwear, seconds….oh my! They even gave us a cup of tea and a biscuit. It was in the shop that I met the lovely Tori Seierstad who was wearing her Next Year in Lerwick…you still have time to enter the pattern giveaway here.
After a fantastic afternoon at Jamieson’s Mill I had a spectacular evening at the Lerwick Hotel bar in the company of about 25 other knitters. It was really lovely to meet so many people I have been chatting online with for a while now and it was especially nice to catch up with some familiar faces.
This afternoon I am off to learn hap knitting with Gudrun Johnson. No doubt more photos will follow!