to Scotland last week. My sister moved just over a year ago from the North East of Scotland down to the South East of Scotland just outside of Edinburgh. My mother was down visiting for a week so I took the opportunity to fly up from London for a couple of days to see them both. It is an area I don't know very well so we had fun exploring and being tourists :) My sister lives just 10 minutes from the beautiful countryside of the Pentland Hills. I had wanted to see the Kelpies for some time and we had a beautiful day for it. You can read more about these incredible sculptures here if you are interested. http://www.thehelix.co.uk
The next day we visited the world heritage site at New Lanark an 18th Century Mill Village on the River Clyde. It was fascinating to read about and see what life would have been like for the workers living there. You can read more about the history here http://www.newlanark.org
The Mill originally spun cotton but it has now been converted to spin wool, so of course I bought some from their shop! All the money they make from the tea rooms and gift shop go back into maintaining the Mill.
I bought some of their gorgeous 100% wool in a lovely Cherry Red shade. I think I will knit this design from Marie Wallin https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/petal-18
I am very disciplined when it comes to knitting and only have one project on the go at a time, unlike quilting when I have multiple projects! It seems easier to put down a quilting project and pick it back up again than with knitting I don't know why.