Mary Biggar – outside Glasgow University Hillend 17th Oct.
Was at The Glasgow School of Yarn yesterday. They hold it in a Charles Rennie Macintosh designed church which is so inspiring as you can see I failed to take any pictures of the actual yarn festival!! Here are some from last year. It was a beautiful day with Glasgow putting its best autumnal face forward! I must go back soon.
In which we conquer lace (sort of) 3 hours effort in Emily (of Tin Can Knits) class. I used stitch markers! I undid a lot of knitting! I did things which made HOLES! And most astonishing of all I visited Glasgow AND IT DIDN’T RAIN!! One of my fellow Granny Greeners conquered the Mighty Granny Square and another SPUN YARN. Much yarn was bought.
I adore the knitted bikini and the wooly dogs… Teddies for Tragedies aims to give a bit of cheer to children in terrible situations Knit–a-square in South Africa supporting Aids orphans takes the ones my mother knits. The shops in South Queensferry make a big effort with their window displays during their summer fair. Lots of them have models of the Forth Road Bridge as it turns 50 years old this year.
Despite going on a somewhat driech day to The House of the Art Lover with a Glasweigan and an Israeli – it was an inspiring visit. The house is not an original Mackintosh build but is based on drawings he made for an architecture competition. It has however been done very sympathetically with wonderful craft. It is a bit of a trek to get to but worth it. Entrance is £4.50. Opening times vary as they hold lots of events in the building so do check the website before going.