zondag 5 juli 2009

Holiday is here......

Before my computer is going to be repaired is this my last entry before the long summer holiday. I need to do a little work on school tomorrow (couldn't finish it thursday unfortunately) but than it is 7 weeks off which is always good after a busy and hectic year. My mind will cakm down and days will go by in a pleasant way. This week thursday we are setting off to the Shetland Islands to stay there for 4 weeks in 2 comfortable houses. One is from an old lady who used to have a little textile museum filled with beautiful Fair Isle knitwear, so I am sure we will have a long talk about that. There now will be a bigger textilemuseum in a few years and her collection will go there.We have been to the Shetlands twice before, but now the English Pound is low we thought it might be a good idea to go again. It is a wonderfull place with loads of islands and the see is all around which gives a lot of space in your head. Loads of birds as Puffins and skua's and almost no trees at all. A very specail place for us to go. We sail from IJmuiden to Newcastle, than 400 km to Abberdeen and than again a night on the ferry to Lerwick and we will arrive there saturdaymorning round 7. In the afternoon there is a meeting from the Shetland knitters, spinners and weavers in the Shetland museum so I will defintely go there to meet up. And ofcourse... yarn from J&S.. which is yarn heaven to me I know from last time (wasn't into knitting at that time but I know how tempting all the yarns are).... So .. a nice look out... and I am sure it will do us really good... Last night I finished my Men Spring Knitting Retreat socks and they came out beautiful and fit like a glove.. The yarn is from Easyknits and Jon is really a special dyer and a very sweet person. Today we are going to celebrate the first birthday from our grandson Jim and ofcourse I bought too much.. but grandfathers are allowed to spoil is my opinion.... Dear readers .. I wish you all a wonderull summer with lots of knitting, relaxing and cold white wine or a rose perhaps :-)