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Yesterday at my craft group 3 members gave me these knitted and crocheted scarves and stoles to be sent to Knit for Peace. They are collecting for the refugees now living in Kurdistan 1.8 million people. Last year 6000 perished from the cold. I’m adding another two stoles and a blanket I’ve made earlier. Perhaps another if I manage a lot of crochet this evening! My mother bless her is going to pay for the postage. Jennifer Welsher of Granny Greens made the three  shawls pictured above. One is a Stephen West Pattern and the lace is Freer patten.All are in the most gorgeous snuggly wool which will keep someone a bit cozier in the winter. And two lovely scarves knitted  and crocheted by two other members so the men aren’t left out.

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Last formal meeting with my travel writing students. So my colleague and I went to Lovecrumbs to celebrate.Students followed about 5 mins later to celebrate finishing their travel guide to Edinburgh. Lovecrumbs is on the ‘must cove’r list.

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But if it wasn’t photographed – did it really happen? In that in the past few days have been incredibly busy. I’ve been beetling all around town but keep forgetting to take the memory card for my camera – so no photos. I’ve had one trip to the beach – sitting and crocheting while the waves crashed around me and been walking all around the city in between teaching. I went on Wed to Stockbridge and met a friend for birthday pastries at Patiesserie Madeline. Oh the colours ! simply gorgeous ! and a tiny Madeline with our tea. I borrowed my friends camera to take some photographs. She being a much better knitter than I is knitting up the striped yarn I dyed and to my amazement  it is NOT pooling! The measuring worked! (Pattern is Jaywalker).

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Viking Festival in Leith! Not sure why but the kids were having a great time. Making Viking swords and shields out or cardboard, trying out the Pesteraunt (edible bugs!) and having interactive Viking stories. The brids of prey are working birds used by Rentokil to keep down pidgeons and gulls.I found out about it from my friend who says she uses the Edinburgh Reporter’s daily email to keep up to date on what is happening in the city.