The weather was fabulous, so we got out and went hiking in the Pentlands, and spent plenty of time at the beach (I swam outdoors 6 or 8 times this summer, which is pretty much unheard-of in Scotland… it’s cold up here at 56 degrees N). We also went camping, and climbed Ben Nevis… I swam in the Loch part way up and I only got slightly sunburned!
My friend Kasia from Ottawa came to visit, and this was an excuse for me to take a proper holiday! I met her in London, and we travelled to Bath. We wandered the beautiful city, toured the museums, and spent the better part of a day in the Spa… I can’t decide which was my favourite part; the aromatherapy sauna pods, or the rooftop pool with amazing views over the historic city and English countryside…
Back in Edinburgh, Festival season was in full swing! Plenty of tourists, performers, and crazy artsy-types pour into the city every August, and John and I try to see as many shows as possible (while still managing to get up for work the next day… not always an easy task!).
Puppets were the running theme at this years Fringe for us! I saw a puppet musical (Avenue Q), an improv show with puppets (Hensons Alternative’s Puppet Up), the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and several other puppet-related shows. Why are puppets so hilarious?!
We visited the Edinburgh Zoo, which was a real treat for me! It had been so long since I’d been to a Zoo, and I forgot how amazing it was to watch the animals. The penguins, meercats, zebras, rhinos, and squirrel monkeys were my favourites…
And there were lovely days spent with other little monkeys too:
Well… the time has now come to say goodbye to summer, and get ready for fall knitting! And what better way to welcome the cold weather than by having a sale on Tin Can Knits patterns! It’s buy-one-get-one free, and it runs from today, Thursday, September 19th for one week only, until Thursday September 26th!
Simply shop on our website (or ravelry.com), add 2 or more products to your cart, then enter the following coupon code: BACKTOKNIT – the lower-priced item will be free! The Small Print ::: The coupon applies only to products for sale via the Tin Can Knits ravelry store, the full list is here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/tin-can-knits-designs – please note that print books are excluded from this promotion.
What will you start this fall? Maybe some snuggly mittens?