February – Independent Publishers Month

By Hayley Anderton In my part of the book blogging world this February has been about celebrating independent publishers. It’s also been the month when you’ve unveiled your own new publishing project, which makes it the perfect time to ask you a few questions about your plans for 60 North Publishing and how they’ve come […]

The Compass Wart

By Hayley Anderton If you walk west across the spine of the hills from Burrastow house towards Littlure, or east from Littlure towards Burrastow and keep a careful eye to the ground you might be lucky enough to spot the Compass Wart. Wart in this case seems to be a corruption of Varða[i]. Warts were […]

10 Favourite Shetland Knitting Books

by Hayley Anderton This is not meant as a definitive list, or even a best of list, rather these are ten books that I’ve collected over the years, refer to consistently, and want to celebrate a bit. There are new books in the offing from Mati Ventrillon (Knitting from Fair Isle) this autumn, Gudrun Johnston […]

10 Favourite Books about Shetland

by Hayley Anderton My list of favourite books that are specifically about Shetland are an odd bunch, it’s a place that often crops up as part of a journey but is more rarely the sole focus. This starts with The Orkneyinga Saga. Written in the early 13th century when Shetland and Orkney were Norse possessions […]