Friday, August 08, 2008

Shetland

I'm doing a happy dance at the moment .... I'm sooo excited ....

I'm going to SHetland next thursday (YIPEE). I've wanted to go for ages and couldn't quite convince DH. I have a weeks holiday to take and he's going to stay at home and hopefully progress the flat sale. I'm taking the train from Glasgow to Aberdeen and then the overnight ferry to Lerwick. I've decided to take my bike with me unless the weather forecast is dire.

My plans are probably too numerous for the 3 days I have but I'd like to cycle to Sumburgh head to see the puffins and Jarlshof (pictish/viking site), to visit the Shetland museum and the textile museum, to visit Jamieson and Smith and also Muckle Flagga the lighthouse built by the Stevensons on Unst. I have to be back in Glasgow on the Monday so have the tues and weds free for dyeing (weather permitting).

This week has been a bit crazy at work, trying to get things finished before my time off and also my assistant is having two weeks off ... and there's a big meeting on 3rd Sept ....

The noro socks are progressing quickly and I've been spinning some really IMHO sexy yarn (black and purple) and also the yarn for the contest. The contest will be to name the theme for some different fibre/yarn, the best name wins. I'll post the pics once I've finished dyeing and combing some roving for it.

2 comments:

Vonnie said...

Enjoy yourself :)

Fashion for Aliens said...

yes I should be at tchai ovna tomorrow night great news about Shetland