Despite my intention of doing slightly less, I seem to be doing even more…
Over the past week I have been beavering away at getting everything ready for the NIFA trips. The details are now all on my website and one day soon I will even get the pix up….
These trips are going to be fun. They always are. Take a group of fibre fiends, add and R and you have a group of friends. This house is made for workshops (OK – the refurbishment WAS designed with them in mind!) and it is going to be even better than before as I will have all my books, fibres and yarns to hand, so that when someone asks me a question or wants to try something the stuff is there to hand, not several hundred miles away.
I also enjoy the mix of folk. Take the March adventure, which has Northern Isles knitting as its theme (Fair Isle, Shetland lace and ganseys). So far there are people coming from Sicily, Yorkshire, the States – and Burray, the next island along! That is pretty typical. It is so nice to be able to have time to chat over lunch and coffee about knitting and life in different parts of the world – that is one thing you don’t have time to do in a ‘normal’ class where you don’t have the luxury of evenings….
And in case some of you haven’t come across this animation from Pringle, the knitwear manufacturers. For those of you who don’t know Scotland in general and Edinburgh in particular, the narration is done in a very ‘igh class Morningside accent – the poshest area of Edinburgh’s posh bits. And some of the expressions are those of the lowest type of Glasgow ‘schemes’ (as council estates are known up here). There has always been a tension between Glasgow and Edinburgh…!!