Two years ago, Roobeedoo and I took a day trip from Aberdeen to go to the Glasgow School of Yarn. I remember at the time the Dafter had been ill for seven weeks, which seemed like the ultimate catastrophe. How life changes one’s perspective! Back then I had no inkling that I would be living here, either. On that occasion, we took a workshop with the amazingly energetic Stephen West. This time I was on my own and was only able to manage an hour’s visit. But it was a delicious hour!
The event was organised by the Yarn Cake knitting shop, and as its name indicates, there was cake involved. I had apple and marzipan cake, and a much-needed coffee, and sat marvelling at the architecture of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh church (there are more photos of the church in my 2011 post, second link in the paragraph above). Then I went to buy some yarn!
I went armed with a wonderful book sent to me by a friend in the USA, that has lots of small projects. I bought some blue sock yarn from Abstract Cat, some pearly silk yarn from the Skein Queen, and some rose pink DK from Old Maiden Aunt. It was really nice to talk to the vendors and dyers. Last time I was here, I bought some beautiful wool from Abstract Cat, which ended up becoming my much-loved Rainbow Dreams shawl.
All too soon it was time to head back home. It was a very damp day. But the colours of the trees here, even on a gloomy and rainy afternoon, have been really stunning:
I’ve said it before, but Thank Goodness for Knitting! It brings me so much happiness.
I hope you’re all having a good week, and enjoying the autumn.