We had planned to go into Edinburgh today, but on waking up this morning changed our minds.
Instead let me share some photographs with you from Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Some of you may have heard of Kilmarnock as it known as the home to the Johny Walker brand of Scotch whisky. Kilmarnock town is known to locals warmly as 'Killie'.
As part of the towns regeneration, you will find public street art art in the form of sporty and humorous sculptures emerging from the pavements and some on plinths - many of them humorous. I think its a wonderful idea and a great way to enliven and create a bit of interest in the town centre.
After playing tourist in a town I've been to many times. I wandered into some of the charity aka thrift shops. I did not come out empty handed.
I saw some hand knitted socks in one shops and just could not resist them for my cold feet. The lady behind the counter told me, that one of the elderly volunteers knitted and donated them to the charity shop. I listened in admiration, as I'd love to be able to knit my own things, but I need a teacher , or someone to guide me as I always come stuck at some point. The only thing I have ever successfully been able to knit was a vibrant purple teapot cosy.
I am sharing these thrifty hand knitted socks with the Penny Worthy Project hosted at hey what's for dinner mom?