Saturday, January 3, 2009

Goodbye Shetland!

This is our last night in Shetland.......we're all packed........the house is clean and tidy ready for my dad's return (he went to see my sister in New Zealand for Xmas)......and I'm feeling pretty emotional!

We got to spend the last few days with dear friends of ours who visited from Edinburgh. Below is their adorable 5 month old baby, Daisy...fitting that I got to get a photo of her in the Hap Shawl I made her back in the hot Fresno summer! It has aready seen heavy usage and actually needed some repair work!








So goodbye from Shetland and see you in a couple of weeks back in California!

14 comments:

luneray said...

Goodness, you live in Fresno? That's not a very hospitable climate for knitting. (I grew up there.)

Loved all your photos and stories from Shetland!

I found your blog via Twist, just in case you were curious. :)

Happy new year, too. :)

Lori said...

Daisy is BEAUTIFUL---how great to see her in the Hap Shawl that you were working on this summer. Compared to Shetland, you'll be returning to warmer climates but still cool temps, rain & fog.

I know this journey back will be rough but we'll be waiting to welcome you back!! Josie is GIDDY about the countdown & is creating a list of who she's going to hug first.

Safe travels to all of you!!

cathy said...

Thanks for all your amazing photos. I'll miss the bulletins from Shetland but look forward to seeing wonderful things emanating from California!

Hilary said...

Happy new year! I have so enjoyed your beautiful documentation of your time in Shetland. Thank you so much for sharing it. Safe travels!

Poethead said...

I will miss your posts from Shetland, more than you'll ever know! I hope you return, soon. The picture of the baby in the shawl speaks volumes. I love it. Safe travels!

Poethead said...

Oh! P.S.
What photo technique are you using on your shots, that show a bit of gold in the black and whites? I love that!

Jemima said...

That baby is just delicious, all swaddled in her gorgeous shawl blanky.

Beth Armstrong said...

G,

david and I hatched a plan when you were across the globe to get a piece of merchandise from the states to me for Business. There was a hiccup (he gave me the wrong address and UPS are sooo inflexible you know) and it had to be delayed. I have sorted it now and am told that it should arrive between the 12th and the 16th sometime. Sorry about the mode of comms but I didnae have yer email address hen. Picj up the dog and bone and we can have a chin wag.

Ciao

Emily said...

I spent some time looking at all your posts from shetland and it was beautiful and just as I imagined.I have been a fair isle knitter for some time now and had a fantasy that my son and I would go there to stay for 3 months from fall to christmas. Just as you did. Anyway your pictures did not disappoint I love ,love ,loved them.Oh yes and happy knitting!

Emily said...

P.S.-Do you want to exchange links?

ladybug-zen said...

i'm really going to miss that place (via your photos). it is something special.

Romi said...

Lovely pictures!

mel said...

I've so enjoyed all your stories and pictures of Shetland and your family there Gudrun. Safe travels to you all and look forward to "seeing" you here again soon!

Connie said...

I love the color tweaking in the photos and that Hap Shawl is *gorgeous*!