A Quick Photo Shoot

Knitting patterns by Liz Lovick.

Northern Lace

Elly and I
had already arranged to meet for lunch this week. When the day proved to be glorious we decided
to do some pix for the Orkney book.

Those of
you who follow any of my online doings will know the Peedie Sea from my dog walks. This was the perfect setting for a fairisle
skirt I have recently finished. The
pattern was taken from a sweater worn by a bloke in one of the Archive’s
photos.

The skirt
is knitted in DK yarn, using a dark mix for the background and a gradience set
for the pattern.

Next we went along The Street (proper name Albert Street) to one of Kirkwall’s ‘monuments’, the Big Tree, which won Scottish Tree if the Year in 2017.  This 200 year old sycamore has lost the inside of its trunk, and is shored up by an iron post.  It was here I…

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