Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Island Blues

The temperature around here has dropped like a stone and this morning we saw the first dusting of snow on Ben Wyvis - yikes, already! Happily, I have just finished knitting myself a cosy scarf to go with this coat which I finished earlier this year. I had some lovely hand-dyed wool from the Isle of Skye and I wanted to try something different, with a bit of a lace, and in my Internet wanderings I found a pattern using the Shetland Isle traditional lace stitch 'Cat's Paw'.  The pattern is free on Elizabeth Lovick's Northern Lace website. Truth be told, as a fairly inexperienced knitter, it was a challenge to me, especially at the start, where more concentration was needed than an easily distracted mother can muster. However, once I got into the rhythm of the pattern and started to see the pattern emerge, I found it very satisfying to make.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sunday Tea

After weeks of chilly wet weather and accompanying poor health all round, finally the sun returned and our energy with it. How welcome is a weekend outdoors. And for tea today, off to a favourite spot, with a camping stove, pancake batter, jam, bananas and coffee. I don't believe any café could have made us happier.

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