Every now and then I am reminded that although I speak English, I speak American English that is influenced by my upbringing in the Midwest and my current life in the Northwest. It's not until my good friend Karran (who is part Manx and part English) starts talking about her mum's cottage on the Isle of Man that I have to step back and remember that the English language is much broader than my version.
|Martha walking in the Lake District, England in her Shetland 'allover' jumper|
The allover that Martha is knitting is based on a Shetland allover she wore on her travels this spring to stay warm. Except in the case of her knitting allover project, she handspun and dyed her own yarn in 'Martha colors'. (I have yet to see the allover that Elizabeth is working on.)
|Martha Owen knitting her own allover based on a Shetland allover|
|Detail of Martha's allover|