Sandra and the SWRI!

On a beautiful Easter Monday night Me (Ella) and Sandra headed down to the South End of Shetland to meet with the local SWRI group who had invited Sandra down to talk and show some of her beautiful knitting.


We arrived at the hall, and while the ladies had their monthly meeting we judged as visiting speakers some of their arts and crafts. Once we had done that we layed out as much of Sandras knitting as we could fit in her car (shes prolific!) Unfortunately I didnt get any pictures of her giving her talk as I was helping her hold up things to show the ladies but afterwards Sandra invited everybody to come up and have a look and chat about knitting


We were very pleased to see a Chunky Fair Isle Yoke Cardigan  which Sandra designed a few years ago, on this lady on the right. We love her colour choices, Haar as the main shade with Kryn Mylk and Fuschia as the contrast shades, it reminds us of Rasberry Ripple Ice Cream!

IMG_2294And of course there was some beautiful knitwear to be seen on the ladies, including some lovely yokes and all over cardigans.


she spoke about all her designs for Jamieson & Smith, such as the Antarctica Set, , Tobys Coat and lots more but she also had some of her own family’s knitting including the shawl which was knit for her as a baby!

swri We had a lovely time chatting with everybody and would like to thank the SWRI for inviting us down to see them.

Well done to Sandra for a great talk, it was so great to see so much of her knitting in one place!

4 thoughts on “Sandra and the SWRI!

  1. Stephanie (foggyknitter) April 22, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    What a wonderful visit – it would be wonderful to photograph each of those talented women with their knitwear, would be a great photography project and tell the story of everyday knitting in Shetland in the present day.

  2. Elaine April 23, 2014 / 12:24 am

    Those ladies at the meeting are definitely Master Knitters. I’m sure the presentation was great also.

  3. Lis April 23, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Wish I could come to Shetland some day and be a part of the knitting days.


  4. ann iredale April 23, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    just wondered if any Shetlander can help please? Trying to find affordable accommodation for just me & my impeccably behaved collie dog during wool week? Found only two & both will be over £500 for the week. Ouch. Many thanks Annie frm Cumbria

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