|Photo - Ian Dodds.|
It seems like months since I was eating pizza with Evie in a Boston Bowling Alley - and that's because it was, months and months. In the meantime I have been learning how to Inkle Weave, speaking dreadful Swedish and overcoming my fear of being in front of the camera. Lets start with the camera. I hate being filmed. In home movies I am usually the back you see leaving the room. I'm awkward, self conscious and I sound wierd. All of which should make me a poor choice for appearing on screen. However, a film maker called Matt Hulse needed a knitter to create a couple of jumpers for his film about a deaf Scottish cyclist and his trip to the Arctic Circle. What started out as a contribution to the props developed into knitting action shots and finished with me standing on the Cairnbulg shore casting off one of the jumpers while it was being worn by actor Samuel Dore
Dummy Jim website, a thing of beauty all by itself.
Next time - Sweden, rye bread and some Inkle Weaving. Roll on the next rainy day.
|photo - Archie Ramsay.|
|Photo - Ailsa Macwhinnie|