Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December Light

Driving back from Lerwick at 3:30pm....sun about to dip below the horizon.
Papa Stour ferry that passes daily in front of the house.

"Ling"-Scottish term for heather.

"Linga"- means heather covered island and is to be the name for this beret which uses the same Shetland lace pattern as my Vaila sweater. Vaila and Linga are islands that lie next to one another on the Wastside of Shetland.


A good portion of Shetland roads are single track with these wee passing places dotted alongside....got to watch out for stubborn sheep too!

12 comments:

villapeikko said...

Beautiful beret! And I love the photos!

handmadehomeschool said...

What an inspiration - I've always wanted to live near the ocean. I live, and always have, in the center of the North American continent...not so much ocean here. I love the pictures.

The beret looks like a great pattern, can't wait to look a little more closely!

ladybug-zen said...

beautiful photos. and i LOVE the beret.

Tracy said...

Hello! My first visit here...your blog is beautiful! And so is your knitting! I'm an American ex-pat living in Norway. "Lyng" is the word for heather here...very similar. Your beret is just the thing for walking among the linga...Happy Days :o)

mel said...

Stunning shots, wow. And I love the beret, too :)

marit said...

Great beret, and great pictures! How funny about the word ling/lyng! as
Tracy said, lyng is Norwegian, and I guess there are many similarities between Scottish and Norwegian. After all, your name is Nordic too:-)

Rachel said...

Sensory beret overload! Love it!

David Anthony Durham said...

Counting the days...

Amanda said...

Beautiful photos and great beret.

Poethead said...

I'm so in love with the pictures you share with us, the land of my ancestors! I adore the hat!!! When will the pattern be ready? It's just beautiful!

Just call me Ruby said...

Every time I read your blog I just want to jump in the car and drive northward. Beautiful.

Ruby xx

meg said...

Your beret, and country, are absolutely beautiful!