It is always a place of inspiration with it's beautiful colours and patterns
Lately I have been struggling to get my orders done and out in time so I have closed my Not On the High Street shop for a couple of weeks for a breather - yesterday the last parcel I put to the Post Office came back as I had addressed it to myself - definitely time for a rest!
I have been knitting though, mainly in the evenings. I find it very relaxing and therapeutic. There have been several reports lately of how knitting is good for your health, such as this one from the Mail Online . Studies suggest that it can protect the brain from ageing. Here's hoping! It's a good excuse to knit more anyway.
My latest FO is the Fair Isle beret from Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting. The yarn is Shetland jumper weight wool from both Jamieson and Smith and Jamieson's of Shetland.
The colours were inspired by a green Seasalt rain jacket that I bought from Smith and Robertson's in Lerwick. I tried a few colourways, its always amazing how patterns can look completely different just by changing the colours around.
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