Sunday, March 03, 2013

The Scorrybreac Circular

9am on a misty Sunday morning.
Hero and I are out here on our own, while FL nurses a chest infection and an abscess (tooth / jaw - maybe both) back at the holiday cottage.

Don't worry - he is on a veterinary-strength dose of antibiotics and even more steroids than usual!
I didn't think we were going to get away this weekend when his symptoms began to brew up a storm on Wednesday.  But I think the drugs are working.
This path is within sight of the house.
Hero's nose was so firmly glued to the ground that he didn't spot these sheep until one had already leaped over the precipice and I had him on a short lead.

 "What's that?!"

I had to turn back before he took me over the edge.
He has calmed down a lot, this old dog of ours, but if he decided to make a run for it after that sheep, I would be in trouble.
 So back to the cottage, past the highland cows.
 And more sheep - these safely behind walls and fences.
 Wonderful mosses and drystane dykes.
 Enticing fibres!

And now I will curl up with my latest sock:  Betula by Rachel Coopey.
I didn't know this was the botanical name for Silver Birch when I chose the yarn from my stash - spooky!
This is Skein Queen Exquisite Twist in "Man in a Grey Suit", a colour inspired by the book "The Night Circus", which is my current reading matter.

I have my Kex Blanket with me too.
This is what it looks like at the start of my holiday.  How much bigger will it be by the end?

8 comments:

Gail said...

Wow, I'm loving that sock pattern! And the color you chose is perfect! Your blanket is looking fantastic too :-)

Hope FL is on the mend!

Jill said...

Beautiful scenery!

acharmofmagpies said...

What a wonderful landscape. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time away. And those socks! Fantastic! Can't wait to see them completed.

Mary in TN said...

Lovely scenery. The Kex Blanket looks good and that sock yarn is fantastic. Hope FL feels better soon.

Scruffybadger said...

Lovely atmospheric photos! Hope FL gets well and that you enjoy your chilling holiday. You should be SO relaxed at the end, provided Hero gets used to the sheep!!

Twelfthknit said...

Hope FL is on the mend and that you both enjoy the holiday.

juicyknits said...

That Kex blanket is coming along nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it. It'll definitely be one that will remind you of this holiday.
Hope FL feels better by now.

juicyknits said...

That Kex blanket is coming along nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it. It'll definitely be one that will remind you of this holiday.
Hope FL feels better by now.