Island at the Edge

Island at the Edge
The Gathering, Cable Bay, Colonsay

Sunday 5 August 2012

Intarsia to Square Hats... It's all been going on...

Wow!! What a weekend this has been!!
It all started on Friday evening, just before the ferry arrived with our expected knitting course participants.
I was chatting to Eskie at the Old Waiting Room Gallery when one by one, 3 lovely young ladies appeared wearing Eskie's coveted square hats!
They all looked absolutely delightful and all were happy to pose for a photo!

So here they are... They look super, don't you agree?

Then the Intarsia weekend began!! This has been absolutely fantastic and here is an example of some of the work that was produced with our Colonsay Balnahard white, Hebridean dark brown and Alice Starmore naturally dyed wools.
From hanks of wool to a wonderful picture of Ben Lomand in just 12 hours!!

All credit goes to Aileen who arrived with an idea. Together we devised a pattern and hey presto, she can do it. Well done Aileen, this is truly magnificent for your very, very first attempt at hand knitted Intarsia. I believe Aileen is hooked and as she departed on the ferry, she had already started her next project - a cat! I can't wait to see it.

During the weekend, Kapitein has been genuinely intrigued with the knitting produced, albeit, he has been in the inner sanctum as the wheels of Europe don't rest - even over the weekend! He popped into the workroom to keep a watchful eye on the progress being made and was equally impressed with the work that has been completed.

Last night we had a final push to complete the last of the shearing. The 'boys' are now minus their fleeces and I must say, amidst the plume of Midgies, we carried on until the sun set over Pigs Paradise. I am so proud of the Kapitein, he is a very accomplished sheep shearer - amongst the many other things he's very, very good at.
So all in all, it has been a tickety boo weekend...

And another very busy week beckons, I will keep you posted...

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