Connected by Time and Heather

Coming soon to a computer near you!

Coming soon to a computer near you!

Have you ever spent any time really reading what you see on Facebook.  Sometimes it can surprise you.

A few months ago, about mid-March, I was cruising around Facebook and reading some of the postings – in full.  A post from Donna Druchunas  caught my eye and imagination.

Donna was excited about the fact that Meg Swansen and Cheryl Oberle were contributing to a new project that she and Anne Berk were working on.  Called Dreaming of Shetland, this was a project to raise money to support the research that Deborah Robson was doing, research on Shetland Sheep and wool.  This project had taken on a life of its own!

A Fabulous Display of local heathers.  I want this in my Garden.

A Fabulous Display of local heather. I want this in my Garden.

Dreaming of Shetland will be an E-book with website support and all of the proceeds will go to support Deborah Robson and her research.  The book will be full of essays, artwork and patterns, about 30 patterns, one of which is a pair of fair-isle gloves that I designed.

How did my gloves get there?  I decided to ask Donna if she would be interested in a pair of Fair-Isle Gloves.  At this time I had just finished writing up my E-book – Hands of Shetland.  But there was this other pattern in the back of my mind…..

Ronas Hill Heathers.

Ronas Hill Heathers.

…….. Donna did not have any fair-isle glove patterns in the E-book and would love to have some – just couldn’t resist having some.  And so I got to work on Ronas Hill Heathers.

Ronas Hill has the largest display of the beautiful Heather’s that are synonymous in my mind with Scotland.  My Grandmother came from Scotland, not from the Shetlands, but from the Lochgellie, in Fife.  But she love the heather, and collected anything small, china and decorated with Heather.

Some of my Grandmother's collection.

Some of my Grandmother’s collection.

I love the colours of heather as well, especially the pinks and purples.  These will be my gloves and will connect me through time and heather to my memories of my Grandmother.

Happy Knitting




About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Connected by Time and Heather

  1. Donna Nicholls says:

    As normal…your design is beautiful. Congrtulations

  2. Ria Gibson says:

    Congratulations Lynette. Another gotta have.

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