Voe Show 2018

Hello everyone, this past Saturday saw our annual visit to the Voe Show – the first agricultural show of the year in Shetland. I (Ella) headed up to judge the Colourbox Competition. Every year we choose a selection of 8 shades of Jumper Weight which are used by people in a category on its own in the knitwear section of the show. The entrants must use at least 5 of the 8 colours – this year the shades were: 3, 53, 66, 72, 87, 366, fc37 and FC56.

The allover on the left was the Trophy winner for this year.

It is always very difficult to choose the winners as the standard is extremely high but I was really pleased with the entries. This is the Show where I have the most time so I helped the other ladies with laying out the rest of the knitwear and as a judge I got to help with choosing the trophy winners. There is everything from lace, handspun and machine knitting to yokes, all overs and hats.

This 1ply Shawl by Kathleen Anderson won lots of prizes – very well deserved! It was beautiful.

I then spent the rest of my time at the show looking at all the other entries. At Voe there are Cows, Sheep, Horses, Chickens, Ducks, Goats, Dogs… the list goes on.

The sheep are probably my favourite as the amount and variety of breeds is always so interesting but I also like to have a look at the flowers and vegetables too…

I didnt get any photos of the baking or other handicrafts but I can assure you it all looked great too! The rain came on just as I was leaving but I had a great day at the Voe Show, this week sees Cunningsburgh on Wednesday and Waas on Saturday so we will be back with more photos from those shows too, happy knitting!

3 thoughts on “Voe Show 2018

  1. Gail Roche August 6, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    I love seeing the work…what amazing skill exists in these islands. I really wish someone would chart the winning lace and the winning fair isle. I would like to do both and I am sure many others would too. Gail Roche >

  2. Susan August 6, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    What a treat to see these! thank you!

  3. Nancy Mac August 6, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Thank you for always sharing the Voe Show. Its wonderful to see all the work and the animals. I’m curious…I imagine you know all the sheep breeds shown here; some I have to say, I didn’t recognize.

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