Sunday, November 26, 2006

Daytime City Knitty: Cameo Cinema Bar

It was quite a bright and mild day for those who ventured out to the Cameo Cinema at Tollcross to knit and relax in the atmostphere of one of Edinburgh's oldest and most stylish cinemas. Recently saved from plans of being turned into a huge pub with a token small screen at the back, the family run Cameo is throwing itself into community projects and local interests. Keep an eye open for plans of a special knitting screening with the lights up at some point in the future! To the credit of the barstaff, they agreed to turn the lights up in the bar so we could see our work better.

Strangely enough, there seemed to be a predominance of dark coloured knitting projects. (Maybe the winter darkness is slowly having an effect on our colour schemes.) There was a cable scarf with lana grossa yarn in black with grey flecks and a dark shawl loosely knit using black Firefly yarn with sections variegated from blue to lilac through to pink. There were some splashes of colour to be found in the green cable knit vest and the mostly neglected due to work committments garter stitch squares baby blanket. One spouse was modelling a completed red and black stripey jumper while their other half knitted a pair of intricate patterned mittens in the black and grey he'd suggested for her. We also managed to cover the conversation topics of education systems in the UK, the USA, Australia and Germany, New Yorks' infamous Guilliani, health systems, welfare systems, the trouble in Northern Ireland, UK political devolution and learning grammar at school. Quite impressive for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

In the meanwhile, voting for the new Wednesday night meeting venue continues...



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