Sunday, October 23

Lee Mills

Well, finally got to visit the Lee Mills knitting museum, thanks to some nice people in the birmingham KC guild. It's a disused warehouse in a tiny village near Huddersfield. We had a two hour talk about some of the musuem's acquisitions, including a vest from the 1880s and some fantastic crocheted irish lace dresses. They also have a yarn mountain of discontinued yarns, for sale at 1p a gram. Damn me for not bringing along my cheque book! Picked up some gorgeous multi-coloured yarn, will definitely be visiting again next year I think! Not ideal to get to without a car mind you, and will wear more clothes next time - it was *cold* in there!

Knitted half of a scarf with the incredible rainbow yarn, need another ball to finish it. It grows very fast at least! Made one orange sock, need to make another one for the pair.

Lee Mills

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