Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunny Stirling

I went to Scotland for the weekend to scope out the accommodation for KnitCamp.

What a lovely place Stirling is:

This is a little path round one of the student residences.

There's a lake in the middle of the campus:

There are lots of places, both inside and out, that will be just the ticket for sitting and knitting and chatting and generally enjoying oneself. If you aren't coming, I really think you are missing a treat.

This pair look like they could do with some knitted items:

(I expect they will have, come August.)

We had meetings all morning and saw all over the campus - some lovely little wooden chalets down by the lake look really nice.

In the afternoon we had a little recreation.

We took a felting class with Ewa Kuniczak (one of the tutors at KnitCamp):

(that's Ewa, with the pink and blue hair).

We had such fun. Ewa taught us to make a felted picture and then how to make beads and other felted shapes.

This is my picture:

Cheryl made a washing line:

and Jo made a tempest scene, with a handmaiden offering a golden orb to placate the goddess:

(actually, I just made that last bit up.)

I would certainly recommend anyone who has even the faintest interest in felting to consider taking a class with Ewa; she certainly taught me a lot.

There was knitting but I've taken no photographs so you will just have to wait with bated breath.

I leave you with Saturday back field in Scotland:

Don't you wish you were coming?


Daisy said...

I wish I could go, but honeymoon is taking up a chunk of my leave this year. It looks a fantastic location.

Susanne said...

YOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Are you there? I know you are busy but please update us on your activities.

Jo said...

I like the tempest scene and the handmaiden offering up an orb.

See you tomorrow!

littlelixie said...

Where did you go? I am highly concerned about the back field, having not see a pic of it for so long.

Just letting you know my blog has moved from to

Susanne said...

Are you going to blog again?? I miss your posts!!!!