Sunday, 29 March 2015

Knit 1 Bike 1 - Some crochet and knitting adventures...the itinerary and the Sunday Post...…/knit-one-bike-o…/knit-1-bike-1 The Kickstarter campaign...

Offers of people who would like a FREE talk and slide show about the journey or a wee mini session (mini workshop probably a bit grand a name for it really) are still needed in many areas  so do get in touch if you fancy the idea.  Other examples might be a knitting and crochet clinic where people can bring stuck projects and just talk about knitting and crochet, or say what they would like to be shown (?mattress stitch, grafting??)  The only thing is I don't have much flexibility on the dates as i will of course be travelling and it takes a lot longer to get from A to B on a bike!

An article about Knit 1 Bike 1 was in the Sunday Post today, 29th March 15. The article is in the 'That's Life' section of website...Not sure where the journalist got the idea that I am cycling to raise awareness about fly tipping - and of course i will be knitting and crocheting all manner of things not just rubbish.  Maybe that's what some people think of the country of course, although when we did the photos we were in a wonderful place with a woodpecker in the background and hardly any rubbish at all.  

knitted worms enjoying the sunshine

Meanwhile, here is the revised itinerary, which is coming along nicely...
Depart Mon 29th June 2015  

Provisional cycling itinerary – a work in progress –
As people make offers of hosting a mini workshop or providing a venue this will change.
Janet Renouf-Miller
Depart Mon 29th June 2015 
Day 1 – Mon 29th June    Workshop/talk Dalmellington.  leave 29 Dalton Avenue Dalmellington KA67QR East Ayrshire.  Workshop in Dalmellington.   Cycle to Ayr, South Ayrshire?  Accompanied by teachers from Doon academy?
                                     Talk/workshop at Burns Cottage, Alloway.  Open for bookings contact Janet.   ?Accompanied by teachers from Doon academy?
Stay with Lyn, Ayr.  15 miles

Day 2 – Tue30th June   Cycle to Ardrossan.  ?Accompanied by teachers from Doon Academy.  Ferry to Brodick Isle Arran.  Cycle to Kildonan.  Camp Kildonan.  Total 19 miles.           
Day 3 – Wed1st July     Meet with knitters/spinners on Arran. Stay Kildonan (North Ayrshire)

Day 4 – Thur 2nd July   Cycle Kildonan to Lochranza 30 miles.  
Day 5 – Fri 3rd July           
Day 6 – Sat 4th July           Stay Lochranza campsite.  Knit and crochet, write blog etc.   

Day 7 – Sun 5th July          Ferry Lochranza to Claonaig, Mull of Kintyre.  B8001 to Kennacraig, A83 to Lochgilphead A816 to Kilmartin.  (Argyll & Bute) Total 31 miles. 
Stay Kilmartin.  Day off.  ?Rendezvous with Hubby and caravan? 

Day 8 – Mon 6th July        Stay Kilmartin blog and knit etc.  Mini workshop Kilmartin Museum 2-4.  Open for bookings.  Contact Kilmartin museum direct, or Janet.

Day 9 – Tue 7th July          Cycle Kilmartin to Oban 29 miles. 

Day 10- Wed 8th July  Ferry to Mull. Cycle to Tobermory 22 miles.   Mini workshop evening 7-9 Woolly Wednesdays Antobar Centre and cafe. Tobermory,  Mull.  (Argyll & Bute)  Spindling for beginners max 8.  Helen  will organise fibre and advise them to buy hightop spindles 1-2 ozs via Adelaide Walker.  Stay with local knitter, with Hubby in caravan or camp. 
Day 11 – Thu 9th July  Cycle Tobermory  to Loch Don 24 miles.  Mini workshop Loch  Don.  

Day 12 – 10th July      cycle/bus Loch Don to Craignure 2 miles. 
Day 13 – Sat 11th July Ferry Craignure to Oban.  Train Oban to Fort William.  Stay Fort William.
                                                Stay Lochailort with Morag.

Day 14 Sun 12th July       Fort William – Lochailort 26 miles.  Stay Lochailort with Morag.

Day 15            13th July   Offer mini workshop Lochailort. Stay Lochailort.

Day 16 14thJul                     Stay Lochailort

Day17-15thJul                     Cycle and bus/train to Benderloch for Woolfeis.

Day 18 - 16th July       Stitch n Bitch Woolfeis.  Cycle Benderloch to Oban.  Train Oban to Dalmally.  Stay Heartfelt By Liz.
Day 19  - 17th July      Talk/slide show/mini workshop etc at Dalmally as desired.  Booking may be required - Contact Heartfelt By Liz direct or Janet to enquire.

Day 21   - 18th July       Stay Dalmally.  As above.   Then get train to Oban/Mallaig on 19th. 

Day  22  19th July        Cycle Benderloch  to Oban 8 miles.  Train to Mallaig.  Ferry Mallaig to Ardvasar Skye.  (Highland).  Cycle Ardvasar to Broadford 17 miles.  Stay Broadford Skye. 
Day 23  20th  July       Mini workshop  - Handspinner, Broadford.  Open for bookings - contact Handspinner direct or Janet to enquire.

Day 24  21st July         Bus Broadford - Portree.  Cycle  Portree – Uig 26 miles.  (City link or local bus.)  Ferry Uig to Tarbert Isle of Harris.  (Western Isles).  Cycle Tarbert to Horgabost 12 miles.  Camp at Horgabost (campsite & wild camping see info).  20 miles.  Mini workshop Harris - Venue needed.

Day 25 - 22nd July      Spend a day writing and crocheting/knitting and socialising.

Day 28 – 23rd July      Bus to part way to Stornoway.  Cycle 25 miles.  Ferry Stornoway to Ullapool.   Rendezvous with Lee Renouf-Miller for bike maintenance and to replenish yarn supplies/ offload finished crochet and knitting.  Camp Ullapool.  (Highland)

Day 29 – 24th July      Ullapool.  Meet up with Ann-Marie?  Stay Ullapool.  

Day 30 – 25th July     Cycle Ullapool - Dingwall.  Stay Dingwall.  Cycle friendly campsite in centre of Dingwall caravan & camping club. 

Day 31 – Sun 26th July Meet with cyclists on road event Dingwall breakfast and/or lunch & talk re journey etc..  Contact = Denise.  Cycle Dingwall to Inverness Denise may accompany.   There is cycle track all the way. 

Day 32   - Mon 27th July
Cycle/train Inverness to Aviemore 30 miles.  Camp Aviemore.  Mini workshop – venue needed.    Rendezvous with Lee Renouf-Miller for bike maintenance etc.

Day 33  - 28th July      Sustrans Route 7 Aviemore to Newtonmore. 16 miles.  Visit Highland Folk Museum.  Offer mini workshop Newtonmore.  Camp Newtonmore.

Day 34 – 29th July      writing and knitting time.  stay Newtonmore.

Day 35 – 30th July     Newtonmore to Blair Atholl Perth  & Kinross.  34 miles Stay Blair Atholl. 

Day 36 – 31st July       Cycle Blair Atholl to Bankfoot.  Visit Appletree Man organic fruit nursery Bankfoot.  25 miles.

Day 37 – 1st August    Day off.   stay Bankfoot.

Day 38 – 2nd August    Offer workshop/ talk 2-4 Birnam institute.  Open for bookings – contact Birnam direct or Janet.   Cycle there and back.  6 miles each way.

Day 39 – 3rd August    Bankfoot to Dundee.  29 miles.  Stay Dundee.    Offer mini workshop Fluff knitting shop.  Open for bookings – contact Fluph direct or Janet.

Day 40 – 4th August   Dundee to Auchtermuchty.  24 miles.

Day 41 – 5th August    Auchtermuchty to Kinross.     17 miles.  Rendezvous with Lee Renouf-Miller.

Day 42 – 6th August    Stay Kinross.  Offer mini workshop/talk. Venue needed

Day 43 – 7th August    Kinross to Dunblane.  34 miles.   Talk/ workshop Dunblane.   Venue needed.

Day 44 – 8th August   Cycle/train to Glasgow.  33 miles

Day 45 – 9th August   Stay Glasgow blog and crochet/knit.  Offer mini workshop/talk.  Venue needed.

Day 46 – 10th August  Glasgow to New Lanark Woollen Mill.  (South Lanarkshire) Stay youth hostel new Lanark.  30 miles.
Day 46 – 11th August  Offer talk Lanark/New Lanark.  Venue needed.

Day 47 – 12th August  New Lanark to Biggar.  14 miles.  Rendezvous with Lee Renouf-Miller.

Day 49 – 13th August   Time off knit, crochet, blog Biggar.

Day 50  - 14th August. Time off knit, crochet, blog Biggar.

Day 51  - 15th August  Attend Broughton spinners Gathering.   Talk to people about the journey.  Stay campsite Broughton. 

Day 52 – 16th  August  Broughton to Colinton Edinburgh.  27 miles.

Day 49 17th August     Stay Colinton.  (Edinburgh City)  Mini workshop Edinburgh.  ?Rendezvous with Lee.

Day 50 – 18th August  Colinton to Penicuik Arts Centre.  (Midlothian) 10miles.  Talk Penicuik    Arts Centre 7-9pm.  Stay Penicuik.  Rendezvous with Lee?

Day 51 – 19th August   Penicuik to Haddington  24 miles.  Stay Haddington

Day 52 – 20th August   Talk/mini workshop Haddington Spinners.

Day 53 – 21st August    Haddington to Innerwick.  Stay at Innerwick.  16 miles.

Day 54 22nd August      Mini workshop Innerwick.  Stay Innerwick.

Day 55 – 23rd August    Innerwick to St Abbs.  Stay Woolfish St Abbs.  16 miles

Day 56 – 24th August  Offer talk /workshop Woolfish St Abbs.  (Borders) Stay St Abbs.  Open for bookings – contact Janet to book or Woolfish direct.

Day 57 – 25th August   St Abbs to Coldstream.  Stay Coldstream.  24 miles

Day 58 – 26th August  Coldstream to Hawick.  Stay Hawick.  31 miles.  Visit Borders Textile museum. 

Day 59 – 27th August  Offer talk or mini workshop.   Stay Hawick. 

Day 60 – 28th August   Stay Hawick.  Blog and crochet/knit.

Day 61 – 29th August    Cycle Hawick to Langholm.  23 miles. 

Day 62 – 30th August    Mini workshop Langholm?  Stay Langholm.     (Dumfries & Galloway)

Day 63 – 31st August    Cycle Langholm to Lockerbie.  19 miles.   Stay Lockerbie. 

Day 64 – 1st Sept           Cycle Lockerbie to Kirtlebridge 13 miles.  Mini workshop Kirtlebridge.

Day 65 – 2nd Sept         Kirtlebridge to Dumfries.  23 miles.  Stay Dumfries.

Day 66 – 3rd Sept          Talk/workshop Dumfries?  Stay Dumfries. 

Day 67 – 4th Sept           Dumfries to Castle Douglas.  16 miles.  Stay Castle Douglas.

Day 68 – 5th Sept           Castle Douglas to New Galloway. 14 miles.  Stay New Galloway.

Day 69  - 6th Sept          Talk/workshop New Galloway/Carsphairn.  Stay New Galloway.

Day 70 – 7th Sept           New Galloway to Dalmellington  22 miles.  – HOME.  (East Ayrshire)