Hello knitters! The break was due to, in large part, a safari to this knitters' mothership:
hint: it's never this clear and sunny, especially for 10 days straight.
second hint: Shetland, Fair Isle (faroe), ysolda
There are so, so many pictures for you, including
- yarn stores
- stores that sell other stuff and also sell yarn (ie 50%+ of stores on Orkney Islands)
- hand-knitted goodies at yarn stores
- hand-knitted goodies at non-yarn stores
- sheep alone
- sheep next to cows
- cows (not knitterly but very sweet)
- attempted pictures of sheep from the train that are actually just green farmland blur
- yarn from sheep that have evolved to eat just seaweed!! (In my head, they are komb-ewe*)
- castles, churches, cemeteries, neolithic ruins, and other old stuff that non-knitters like to look at
- knitting books from the 1980's that are a terrible idea even when in tourist mode
But first... upon landing in Glasgow, DH noticed two lil holes in the only hand-knitted item (and one of many un-worn long-sleeved items) I packed, Nightscape. He is a good man!
Thankfully my travel knitting was also in purple, although slightly darker. I spent the first jet-lag-recovery afternoon kitchenering 2 rows to fix each hole.
And then I never had to wear it again for the rest of the trip!
Bonus points to whoever thinks of the best joke for this picture.
*kombu is a type of seaweed