Today was another adventurous day in Lerwick. Yesterday I was thinking that I would spend today in Sandness but I changed my mind. I wanted to see the various artifacts at the Shetland Museum. I can honestly say that this is one of the best museums I've ever visited! And the admission is free! Anyway, I went in and asked about their knitted items, and this extremely friendly man in a fair isle spencer (aka a short vest) nearly fell over his own feet in the attempt to help me :) He quickly offered to show me their textiles (he was already up and on my side of the desk at this point ;) Of course I accepted. He seemed so happy to show me everything and it definitely rubbed off. I was in such a good mood when he left me with a chair, open drawers and glass cases with knitwear, old and new. I spent more time than I had anticipated on the textile section. Afterwards I had a close look around on the rest of the things on that floor. I had lunch in the museum restaurant; seafood chowder with brown bread followed by a scone with jam and a cup of tea. Yum :)
I continued down on the ground floor; it was all about Shetland 5,000 years ago. All very interesting. Of course it was also mentioned that the Orkney and Shetland islands used to be Norwegian/Danish.
So many things to see - a lovely museum.