While I'm writing this we've finally had a few days of spring and I am so excited to start meeting everyone who will be coming to Shetland over the summer. I'm getting organised early so I can properly enjoy it all!
Since we last spoke I’ve been spending a lot of time in my Facebook Group: Terri Laura’s Creative Crew. We’ve been busy getting to know each other by introducing ourselves and the types of crafts and creativity we are interested in. There’s everything from painters to knitters and spinners, even some pottery work going on there so it has been really interesting to see how everyone uses their creativity.
I’ve been speaking a lot about knitting in the past few weeks as my #terrilaura1year competition has been discussed and I even did a live call giving my 5 top tips for colourwork. This is still available to watch by members, so to get a hold of those, make sure you join the crew! There were also some great Q&A session at the end of that video so it’s well worth the watch!
My knitting lately has been mostly samples for stalls over the summer as well as three or four pairs of Tina’s Mitts (I’ve lost count!). With wedding season coming up I have a few projects on the books, I’m hoping to share a blog post dedicated to wedding related orders I have completed. They are always exciting and it’s so special to be asked to contribute to someone’s big day!
I am well underway with my plans for the Dutch Knitting Festival. I just can’t wait to set off with Donna Smith. I have planned classes and I will be doing my first official talk too! I hope to see a few of you there, I will definitely be making the most of my trip and speak to as many of you as possible!
On Sunday the 22nd of April (Tomorrow!) I will be at the Cunningsburgh Hall in Shetland with my knitwear supporting the Skuveganers with their fundrasing for the Relay for life. Click here to see the full event details on Facebook!
Within the Creative Crew we’ve been speaking a lot about tools and tips. These have been so valuable to me that I can not keep them to myself. I am putting together a blog post full of tips that I have received and I’d love for you to take part. Join in with the conversations on the Facebook group to submit a tip! I will use first names only when I publish them!
Yesterday morning I went live with Katherine Jamieson to speak about the Shetland Wool Week hat by Elizabeth Johnston. You should be able to view the replay on the Jamiesons of Shetland Facebook page. Click the picture above to go there!