28 October 2008

Woollie Weekend

I was off to Barry Mill with the National Trust on Saturday - despite the gales and rain! Luckily we were working in the valley beside the Barry Burn so it was quite sheltered, but we could hear the wind gusting around us!

Barry Mill was built in the 19th century and is part of Scotland's industrial heritage, although records show that there was a mill on the site since 1539, making use of the water flowing through the burn to generate power. It is one of the smallest properties owned by the National Trust for Scotland. We were there to remove some dead elm trees and to chop up some fallen trees blocking the flow of the burn, so I spent the morning in my wellies chopping trees!
On woollie news (I have been knitting, I promise, but more of that later) a new addition arrived in my home late last week. Meet....................


Monkee!! Lucky me, I managed to get my hands on one of Monkee Maker's woollie creations.... now he remains nameless so if anyone has any suggestions for this cheeky chap then let me know!!




4 comments:

Anne said...

Mr. Biggs?
first name that came to me

Tangara said...

Woolliam

Manoute said...

Parker...although I really like the name Tangara suggested.

Bethany Hissong said...

Lucky you!!! I'm not good at names, so I'm sorry I won't be a help with that! I can't wait to see what you're working on now! And it is hard to imagine that there was a mill back in 1539... that is old! The mill that is there now reminds me of some in this area and is probably similar in age. Maybe we should go back to some of those forms of electricity?? I suppose we do have something like that today. Thanks for your comments about my drawing! ;)