It’s been six-and-a-half years since we last profiled Kathy’s Knits.
Back in July 2012, locals Cathy and Leslie Robb were preparing to open the doors at 64A Broughton Street for the first time. It was a new venture after Leslie’s recent retirement from asset managers Baillie Gifford, and rather a leap of faith as nowhere else in Edinburgh was specialising in top-end British yarn at the time.
Broughton Street welcomed a new arrival on Monday afternoon.
From 2pm onwards, artist Zoe Gibson worked in the window of Concrete Wardrobe at No. 50A, a study in rapt concentration.
As the light faded, Gibson – newly graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design – steadfastly ignored the attention of passers-by, one persistent photographer in particular.
Gradually, her creation took shape.