Saturday, September 23, 2006

Daytime City Knitty: Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum

Our plan to enjoy being outside before the winter sets in was blessed with glorious sunshine making our decision to visit Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum a wise one indeed. The little visitor centre and cafe had plenty of room for knitters and their family young and old. Even though some areas had been fenced off for safety, there was still plenty of big, old, machinery to look at and climb on. Ripe blackberries grew among disused train tracks and old wagons. It was great to rediscover the simple pleasures of wandering along train tracks balancing on the rails and following wooded trails. For more information on Prestongrange see their website:

So what were we all knitting this weekend? There were blue socks knit on double pointed needles and a blue, lace knitted cardigan. A cute, fuzzy, multicoloured baby blanket was being crocheted and a big grey, lopi jumper started on Monday was already nearly complete. An attempt to learn continental-style knitting yielded a simple piece of stockinette and an injured knitter returned to knit with a soft, yellow yarn. There were knitting magazines (Knit Simple and Knitting) and favourite books (The Knitters Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Knitting Revolution: Colour by Sally Melville).

Photos to follow!



Blogger gourdongirl said...

I enjoyed it this afternoon. Its nice to spend time with "like minded" folks! I really must try and get along to some of the Wednesday nights, but the logistics can sometimes be difficult.

As you said Claire the weather was kind to us, thus allowing the more energetic of the group the opportunity to wander round the site.

8:47 pm  
Blogger Alison said...

and the less energetic of us (me) to sit on our arses and drink coffee!
my kids had fun too, and were nice and tired at bedtime - i think we'll be back out there after it reopens in the spring.

11:49 am  

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