Day 6 - Islesburgh Exhibition and Knitting In Public!
Next Stop - Market Square -- drop off and pick up point at 6:30 sharp for the Isleburgh Exhibition at the King Harold Hall. Don't be late because the bus won't wait. (Tickets are first come first served.)
Terry and I decided to do a walk up to the Ferry Terminal....and we saw this sign........
was it just us, or does this strike you as odd? Further down the road, we found this -- yes, a Westie!
Terry and I were both missing our Westies -- so we had a good visit with Rory!
Confession Time -- you KNOW I'm a Jamieson's knitter....but I was on the hunt for the long double pointed needles, and I'd looked everywhere in "downtown" Lerwick, so on our "walk to the Ferry Terminal" we stopped in at the J&S shop. (Even on this trip, organized by Simply Shetland the US distributor for Jamieson's Spinning, knitters were confused about the difference between Jamieson's Spinning and J&S -- more about this later.)
It seems that the whole of Lerwick was sold out of the slippery steel needles, but I did manage to get some of the long Inox coated ones at various places. (More about knitting belts and long double-pointed needles later - promise!)
Everyone was back at Market Cross on time for the bus......and not wasting a minute -- seats had been commandeered from the cafe, and knitting needles were out as usual!
A fellow went by in his SUV, said he'd be back with his camera. He did come back, and took some photos of this exhibition of public knitting. I don't know if the photographs were any good, did they make it to the Shetland Times, or did this fellow just have a thing about women and their knitting.....you never know.
The Islesburgh Exhibition at the King Harold Hall is an exhibit of local knitting and other crafts, as well as a performance of Shetland music.
The fiddlers were fiddling so quickly, this was the best I could do (I didn't use a flash so as not to startle them).
It was a great night - highly recommended.
PS: Right in the middle of the performance, knitting in public again caused a commotion!
Turns out this was a French film crew, in Shetland, doing a story about Shetland life - saw Dr. Lea (and others) in the audience knitting -- they stopped the performance to ask if they could film a short interview with Lea -- why was she knitting, did she like to knit, where was she from? Amazing!