Cunningsburgh Show 2017

Following on from Voe, last Wednesday was a bit brighter and Oliver and Me (Ella) headed down to Cunningsburgh for the Show, I was judging the Colourbox again alongside some other knitwear and Oliver was Judging the Wool.

I was put to work and worked my way through the Colourbox and other categories, there were some beautiful items in the Colourbox as always and the rest of the knitwear was of an extremely high quality too. The tropy winner for the Colourbox was the vest in the first picture, I loved the way the colours were put together and it was beatifully knitted. You can see above they also had a Bousta Beanie section!

The Wool is usually in another shed/tent but this year it was in the same shed as me so I was able to keep and eye on Oliver and his judging and after he was finished we started to make our way around all the other bits of the show.

There was a bit of a surprise arrival as you can see in the photo below!

This sheep obviously was trying to get on Oliver’s good side…

and this duck was interested in making friends too!

We had a great time as we always do at the Cunningsburgh show, the Colourbox is growing every year and I love to see all the animals. Cunningsburgh Show allows entries from the whole of Shetland whereas the others are all more area specific so there is always lots to see, it had 2841 entries in total this year!

Ill be back at the end of the week with our last show trip – to Waas, Happy Knitting!

6 thoughts on “Cunningsburgh Show 2017

  1. sophy0075 August 16, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Thanks for posting. The colorwork is always so beautiful/amazing/brilliant – I run out of superlative adjectives. Perhaps the new lamb could be named Cunningsburgh? Or Oliver, to encourage him/her to grow lovely fleece. Writing of Oliver, how I wish I could travel to the show and quietly listen to Oliver as he explains his rationales as he evaluates a fleece.

  2. Katharine August 16, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Thanks Ella! Love seeing these show pictures and Oliver’s smile.

  3. ElaineChicago August 16, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Lovely pictures. Thanks so much, Ella!!

  4. susan August 17, 2017 / 2:04 am

    AH, the Baa-bee! I really liked the socks but they were all beautiful Difficult to judge. Good job and yes, Oliver’s SMILE!!

  5. NancyMac August 17, 2017 / 5:51 am

    The Baa-bee could be called Wee Oli…..does Oliver and his dear wife 😉 😉 know that knitters the world over are swooning over his pictures…lol…but really sooo much knowledge all in one head…truly AMAZING!!!! I have heard tales of knitters/spinners who were very honoured to have learned so much from his lectures.

    The colours/knitting are stupendous yet again, thank you for sharing the pictures.

    Out of curiousity….do the fleeces sometimes get sold off at the show to spinners, who must obviously covet their beauty & their micron count????

  6. Marilyn F. August 18, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Thank you for doing this series on some of the Shows. Great fleece, sheep, knits and pineapple owl!!! What a hoot.

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