First, let me share a little about life in America today as we have experienced it. A young knitter's little hands once 'rode' on my needles while sitting in my lap. That experience turned into determined knitting, which turned into a little business sort of like a lemonade stand for kid knitters. The next thing I knew, our home was filling up with inventory for dolls and kid business cards! Then came sales to the public, people we did not know! Good sales! Soon that turned into knitting for exhibit and competition, attempted for the sake of learning and trying to be one's best, and for feedback. A 'Sampler Poster" was created at a young age, for exhibit. It not only won a blue ribbon, but Best in Show. Here is a photo.
To the youth of Shetland, we'd like to congratulate you on your beautiful samples! There are people all over the world who admire the knitting of Shetland, and wish to learn it as well, so keep up the good work! We love what you are doing!