I had no classes today so this morning on my way to Lerwick I stopped at the Scalloway museum. They are open all week and have a display of knitwear in the centre of the exhibition with a small selection of knitwear through the years.
They have a small café with tables which makes an ideal place to knit a while and knit while enjoying a view of the Scalloway castle.
There was tea, bannocks, rhubarb jam and buttered oatcakes, all made by my Great Aunt Emma this morning.
Here she is - an amazing lady who at the age of 94 can do anything!
She is an expert at Shetland lace knitting:
There is also a shop area with an amazing array of handknits:
The museum is open everyday during Shetland Wool Week from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., there will be locals there everyday demonstrating either knitting or spinning.
I spent the afternoon in the hub at Isleburgh, it was mostly chatting and not much knitting!
In the evening I had the pleasure of spending a wonderful evening at the museum lecture theatre where Ella Gordon and Kate Davies gave a very interesting talk on their collections of vintage knitwear.
Felicity (who introduced the speakers), Ella and Kate:
Some of Ella's extensive collection:
And I am still finding it a bit surreal seeing all the Baa-ble hats!