An Opportunity to Knit Your (and Other’s) Troubles Away

I haven’t quite mastered the art of knitting yet despite a lot of tutoring from my Grandma and the lovely Iona.

I might yet master it though, this month’s Meet & Make is dedicated to knitting and Iona has very kindly set up a FREE drop-in knitting workshop on 8th May 2011, so if you’re in Glasgow and fancy a knitting lesson you can pop in at your convenience. Even if you’re already a knitting guru you can come along and help those in need by contributing to Iona’s very worthwhile Post A Patch project, which you can read about here. If you’re reading this, love knitting but aren’t near Glasgow you can still contribute to Iona’s project, just click the link for more details.

Hopefully I’ll see you there! I’ll be the one with short-blonde hair, cursing over her knitting needles.

Jude xxx

PS I know Iona is on the lookout for free wool for the event, if you can help out (it’s for a good cause people) please email


On The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond

Yesterday I went on a wee trip to Loch Lomond. Thanks to Mel’s driving skills, Emily the Sat Nav’s directions and Helen’s correct interpretations of Emily’s directions we all made it in good time.

It was absolutely freezing but fun was had by all (all being me, Helen, Mel and James). Highlights included:

  • Filling in forms at the information centre
  • Eating really yummy chips at the local pub
  • Listening to Fleet Foxes
  • Standing beside the loch
  • Hanging out in the village shop
  • Realising that I don’t appreciate how beautiful the country I live in is

Jude xxx