The ship docked in South Queensferry, a lovely spot outside Edinburgh. I didn't plan anything for this port. We had no prearranged excursions and although there are yarn shops in this city, I was so full of yarn, "Yes I saidthat" and a bit tired. I decided to be a typical tourist and take a ship planned excursion into Edinburgh and I'm so glad I did. I had no clue, it is such an amazing city. The architecture was breathtaking, there is so much history there. Ancient history, centuries old history. Kathy and Lynn were on the bus with me. We visited Princes Street, a major shopping road, beginning at the bottom of the Edinburgh Castle, flowing out to Hollyroodhouse Castle, the Queen's residence while in Scotland. I would love to visit here again. Do museums and pubs and shop and go to a yarn shop..well, another time.
Hollyroodhouse- I held the bannisters that Kings and Queens touched!!!
As we traveled the Irish Sea toward Scotland we attended great classes. JC Briar is a wonderful, creative and super smart instructor. We had classes in reading lace patterns, cables, Brioche and shawl design. So many things to think about and skills to learn or improve. If you ever get the opportunity to take one (or more) of her classes, I would highly recommend it..she is brilliant in so many ways. I know she does Stitches Events https://www.knittinguniverse.com/stitches/ and teaches at Black Sheep in Oregon.
New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community,
Knitting has been part of my life for a very long time. I find the textures, colors and feel of yarn to relax me, yet at the same time excite and prompt my creativity to go into high gear. Find me on Facebook-- Seamlessly Simple Knit......