Farewell, Fair Isle

    Victorian stone buildings on Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland

    With sadness, I announce that I have now departed my home on Fair Isle, and the knitting design studio that I established on Fair Isle. I have departed the Shetland Islands, my home for the past years. Fair Isle will always hold a special place in my heart. But unfortunately, life on Fair Isle was unsustainable.

    I write about this in my book, titled, JOURNEY TO FAIR ISLE: Knitting, Pilgrimage, and Interwoven Lives, which will be published in 2024. In the book I reveal my life on Fair Isle, including the people, traditions, and island dynamics. I take the reader on a voyage to Fair Isle, the historic home of Fair Isle knitting and the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom. Combining history with knitting memoir, the book will be interesting to those who appreciate knitting, history, and the search for belonging.

    I am now writing to you from Estes Park, Colorado, USA, where I will be wintering. High up in the Rocky Mountains, at about 8000 feet above sea level, the views are stunning. This weekend I awoke to a fresh snowfall of ten inches, and no electricity due to the snow storm. What a perfect environment, though, to stay indoors and curl up with my knitting!


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