Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Drawing in

It's that wonderful time of year again. The hills turn  shades of yellow and ginger and light up in intense bright colours in the late afternoon sun. It isn't hard to see where the designers of Harris Tweed get their inspiration from. The landscape appears positively draped in the finest softest luxury wool cloth.
Mushrooms take up residence in the garden and craft fairs (not unlike mushrooms) spring up elsewhere inviting us to shop early for Christmas. This pretty little bowl comes from Lochbroom Pottery, and is made by just one of the talented clever creative people living along the lochside. If you are on facebook you can find it here
The nights are drawing in, walks become shorter and  the smell of wood smoke is in the air. I'm knitting a waistcoat for myself. What a nice young man in the pattern! He's a bit small though, I think my waistcoat may be on the tight side!  I got in a bit of a muddle when trying to knit a mitred edge on the front strapping. Mary along the lane came and sorted me out. Thank you Mary I shall carry on knitting straight neat mitred edges this evening!

9 comments:

ADRIAN said...

The first three are truly beautiful.
You and your camera have made me long to be back in the Highlands.

annie hoff said...

Adrian - It is certainly a beautiful time of year here...when it isn't raining! The light and colours are truly spectacular.

frayedattheedge said...

It's that time of year again, when we want to curl up in front of the stove and knit or quilt. Lovely photos of the scenery - the trees here are blazing with autumn colours.

christinelaennec said...

Such gorgeous photos, as always Annie. I thought I saw some Harris Tweed there. I've often had the same perception, the colours of the landscape are the same as in the fabrics.

Lucille said...

What a wonderful juxtaposition of landscape, wool and fabric in my favourite colour of the season. I could fancy knitting up a waistcoat. No boring sleeves to knit.

annie hoff said...

Lucille I am very happy to email you the pattern if you wish. I've struggled with some of it and have had to adapt the mitred edges somewhat - I'm hoping to get it finished before Christmas!!

S. Etole said...

The colors are wonderful.

The Village Queen said...

Love your photos, such a visual treat! Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

rachel said...

Always beautiful, your pictures - and no rain or midges!

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