Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Going Home!

'Muckle Bousta'

Well technically this isn't my home, but the home of my parents, and yes I will be here in about 3 and a half weeks with my Mum, Dad and siblings for a wee family reunion. Although all us kids were born in Shetland we haven't all been here at the same time since around 1978 (we lived a lot of other places in Scotland and then my parents retired back here).

I haven't had this long of a gap since being in Scotland (it will be two years) and since seeing my siblings (my sister and 2nd child, younger brother and wife are coming from New Zealand). I haven't even met my wee niece yet! I've managed to connect to my sister's flight in L.A so we can catch up on the long plane ride to Scotland! I also haven't been away from my kids for more than a couple of days so that is going to be strange... I always get the feeling that I'm missing something (as in misplaced it) when I'm away from them!

On top of seeing all the family, I'll get to visit Shetland as a knitter (haven't done that before as it's been 6 years since I was in that particular part of Scotland)...can't wait! My parents live close to Jamieson's Mill so I'm hoping for a wee private tour ( Dad knows Mr. Jamieson) and also to fill up a spare suitcase I'll be bringing along (although if you remember the basket from my previous post you'll know I hardly need anymore Jamieson's yarn...but there is Eunny Jang's Autumn Rose)......

Let's see what knitterly things I can pack into 7 days!

7 comments:

Trish said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Romi said...

How absolutely wonderful! Have a fabulous time and then tell us *all* the details! :)

Laughton & Patricia Johnston said...

Hope the weather in September is like it has been today, blue skies and seas, Council tractor out cutting the roadside verges, raingeese flying overhead and everyone zipping out in their boats to do a little fishing and the only sound, somewhere in the distance, the clacking of needles ... or maybe it's the shuttles on Jamieson's looms!

marit said...

How nice! Have a wonderful trip back home:-)

Connie said...

Oooh, how fun! Have a wonderful and productive (i.e. knitting related) trip! :)

Beth Armstrong said...

I think I'm at least as excited as you are - can't wait to see you again and the rest of the family. Would be nice if we got some fine weather but I'm sure we'll find plenty to talk about and keep ourselves amused indoors if not! Only 3 weeks to go and counting...looking forward to seeing the knitter in full swing!

EDNA HART said...

How absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I know you will have a great visit.