Knitting my Bousta Beanie
After many years of lusting over Fair Isle knitwear, Puffins and all things Ann Cleeves, I will be making the long journey to the Shetland Islands for Shetland Wool Week in September and I couldn’t be more excited. My Bousta Beanie is finished, my ferry, hostel, and classes are booked too, Lerwick, here I come!
It will be a long journey from here in Lancashire to Lerwick, 800 miles and 17 hours in total but it will be worth it to visit such a special place in the UK and knitting traditions. I will be taking my journal which was a Christmas gift from a very special friend last year as well as a travel journal. This is a first for me and I’m excited to journal and keep all of the postcards, my tickets, and photographs in one place.
But where do I start? My travel journal is from Paperchase The oversized A5 kraft multi-journal with dotted, squared and lined pages makes an ideal travel journal. I know it will be filled with mementos and inspiration for many new knitting projects and maybe a design or two.
The plan is that I am going to sew linen fabric to make a book sleeve for my cover so I can embroider the front cover of my Shetland travel journal. Pinterest has some amazing tutorials to make a composition book sleeve – like this one here
I hope to get my supplies and ideas together this week so I can make a start on my first ever embroidery project- wish me luck!
If you have any advice, please let me know I would love to hear from you.